Underclothes in World War One

Cunningham, C. Willett and Phillis. The History of Underclothes. London: Faber & Faber Ltd., revised ed. 1981. p. 141 by the end of WWI, women’s lingerie was called “undies.” p. 142 for men: united garments cover to the wrists and the ankles. Pants reach to ankle, drawers to knees. Vests are undershirts, with either long […]

Ivor Gurney, "The Bohemians"

The Bohemians Certain people would not clean their buttons,Nor polish buckles after latest fashions,Preferred their hair long, putties comfortable,Barely escaping hanging, indeed hardly able;In Bridge and smoking without army cautionsSpending hours that sped like evil for quickness,(While others burnished brasses, earned promotions)These were those ones who jested in the trench,While others argued of army ways, […]

A Weird Dislike

It’s very weird and pointless, I know, but I have an aversion to the phrase multi-published. I understand what it means. It means you sold more than one story, or one book, and had it published. It’s usually used to describe writers who are making a living from their work, but not always.But why does […]