LEAVE MY OLD MORALE ALONE by A. P. Herbert

LEAVE MY OLD MORALE ALONE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Importation in one volume of the books published in England between 1940-1945,- Siren Song, Let Us Be Glum, Bring Back the Bells, Well Anyhow(the only prose inclusion), Less Nonsense and Light the Lights,-all of which have to do with small particulars as well as large issues of these war years...With a fine affability, and a vigorous humor and rhyming, with a bitter indignation for the enemy and a biting anger for the Italians and Russians -- the verses cover priorities, rationing, economics, civilian as well as military effort, major events and minor happenings- purely topical. Well Anyhow is a series of dialogs, exposes of static thinking, cliches and stubborn opinions, in wry, sly entertainment. Because of the whole six in one, one gets a sense of repetition probably not evident when published separately, but that is quibbling in view of the pleasure of Herbert's first American appearance in six years. This reflection of England at war sparkles as it goes.

Pub Date: Jan. 22nd, 1947
Publisher: Doubleday