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Robert Graves

Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a British poet, translator and historical novelist. His memoir, Goodbye to All Thatis highly readable and especially memorable for his description of life in the trenches during World War I, where he served as an officer in the British Army. His historical novels are amongst the best ever written, combining knowledge of history and the primary sources (some of which he translated into English) with beautiful writing and a sense of humour.

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Favourite Books, recommended by Sophie Roell

It goes without saying that I have more than five favourite books and some important ones are missing from this page (even though I’ve cheated and included six). I suppose the nonfiction ones are books that opened doors for me in some way or enabled me to see the world more clearly, including professionally. The fiction ones are ones I was completely overexcited about when I read them.

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