Audiences change, their moods and ways of looking at things do too. Edmund Blunden has been in the literary world for over a hundred years and many of his former readers and admirers are now sadly gone. Introducing a new website is a way of presenting his work and life to a fresh and younger audience.
Times move on too and technology is forever changing, more often than not to simplify, broaden and speed up our access to knowledge and information which might have been lost to us before.
Why keep it in the family?
Edmund Blunden would have been 126 years old today. It is quite unusual that four of his daughters are still alive and still able to contribute to this website with their unique knowledge of his life and works.
Equally important is that he leaves behind grandchildren and great grandchildren and other family members, who are keen to bring his name and his works to the attention of new readers. A major contribution to this website has been made by one of his granddaughters.
We hope our family site will guide you to places where you can reach beyond his war prose and poetry to discover the breadth and depth of his work.
Please do let us know your thoughts on the site and Blunden’s work. We are always interested in engaging in conversations!
By the Blunden Family