A Little Book of Ledwidge

A Selection of the Poems and Letters of Francis Ledwidge

John Quinn

A collection of poems, diary entries, and letters by and about Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge.
Date Published :
December 2017
Publisher :
Editor :
Francis Ledwidge
Contributor(s) :
Seamus Heaney
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781847307835
Pages : 128
Stock Status : In stock


ABOUT THE BOOK To commemorate the centenary of Francis Ledwidge's death in the Battle of Passchendaele, John Quinn has compiled a selection of writings, both by Ledwidge and those closest to him. These poems, diary entries and letters follow Ledwidge's life from budding poet in County Meath to soldier facing the horrors of the battle on the western front. We discover, through Ledwidge's colourful verse, his reactions to the world around him, life as an Irish soldier in the British Army during the First World War, and his response to the execution of close friend Thomas McDonagh in the Easter Rising of 1916. Featuring an assessment by Seamus Heaney, this book will make a fine addition to any poetry and history lover's collection.

About The Author

JOHN QUINN is a writer and broadcaster. He retired from RTÉ Radio in 2002 after a distinguished career of twenty-seven years. He is the author of five children's novels, one adult novel and a memoir, Sea of Love, Sea of Loss. His children's novel The Summer of Lily and Esme won the Bisto Book of the Year award in 1992. He lives in County Galway.

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