Tag Archives: WW1

Conversation with Alan Richardson

As my conversation with Gareth Knight was so well received last month I decided to try and have a similar confab with his friend and somewhat younger colleague, Alan Richardson.  Alan has written extensively on Paganism, Celtic and Faery lore, … Continue reading

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The Abbey Papers by Gareth Knight and Rebecca Wilby

Before its dissolution by Henry VIII the Abbey was a group of buildings that facilitated prayer, meditation, service, but also served as a centre of deep learning.  It was a self-contained autonomous zone for all facets of spirituality; a sepulchre … Continue reading

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In memoriam – and then some!

If Rebecca’s play This Wretched Splendour was reckoned to have “knocked into a cocked hat” the so far established canon for first world war plays then her novel In Different Skies must go close to doing much the same demolition … Continue reading

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In Different Skies by Rebecca Wilby

In her play, This Wretched Splendour, Rebecca Wilby delivered a remarkable foray into the social dynamics of the World War One trenches.  In her new novel, In Different Skies, she delves even deeper into that subterranean world with remarkable and … Continue reading

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World War I Poets

Skylight Press authors, Rebecca Wilby and Alan Richardson, write fascinating accounts of World War One era Britain.  Here is an extensive article about the Great War Poets reprinted from  from http://net.lib.byu.edu/english/wwi/poets/poets.html Poets of the Great War On November 11, 1985 (the … Continue reading

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This Wretched Splendour by Rebecca Wilby

This Wretched Splendour is a full-length stageplay in two acts, and Skylight Press is proud to offer it as our first launched title. The play is set in 1916, and follows the fortunes of a group of demoralised British soldiers … Continue reading

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