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A Gift to Merton College

By Lucy Edgeley and Frances Marquand Doctor Jerome Mellor boarded a flight from Sydney to London in November 2023 with a bust of Edmund Blunden in his hand luggage. Its destination was Merton College, Oxford. The story needs an explanation! When Jerome, as a boy of...

An Ypres Christmas by Martin Chown

I really like these extracts from Undertones of War.  Blunden spent two Christmas periods in the Ypres area, and one near Arras in 1918. If you are in the Ieper (Ypres) area of Belgium when it’s winter, there’s nothing better than a dish of Potjevleesch (a light...

NEW

A Gift to Merton College

By Lucy Edgeley and Frances Marquand Doctor Jerome Mellor boarded a flight from Sydney to London in November 2023 with a bust of Edmund Blunden in his hand luggage. Its destination was Merton College, Oxford. The story needs an explanation! When Jerome, as a boy of...

An Ypres Christmas by Martin Chown

I really like these extracts from Undertones of War.  Blunden spent two Christmas periods in the Ypres area, and one near Arras in 1918. If you are in the Ieper (Ypres) area of Belgium when it’s winter, there’s nothing better than a dish of Potjevleesch (a light...
Words for Music by Diana McVeagh

Words for Music by Diana McVeagh

In this blog post, Diana McVeagh, author and editor, describes the partnership between Blunden and Finzi, one the wordsmith and the other the composer. Her book, Gerald Finzi’s Letters, contains copies of their correspondence. We are delighted to offer readers her...