The Fateful Year

    The Fateful Year

    England 1914

    Mark Bostridge

    Viking 2014

    Hardback 432pp Illustrated

    9780670919215   Product Code: 18339

    'To capture the character, spirit and shape of this momentous year', Bostridge's book approaches 1914 through stories and episodes ranging from headline news, including the slashing of Velazquez's Rokeby Venus by a suffragette, to obscure events such as the opening of the new Glastonbury Festival on 5 August; and throughout the year there are comments by Prime Minister Asquith himself - not from a political diary, but from his letters to the young woman he loved.

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