1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2014
Such an enjoyable read - two men who superficially seem very different but who became instant friends. Both struggling with health and love whilst creating a vast output of work. The letters are frank and tender - and towards the end, sad, when Robert Graves gives up writing at age 80 but lives another ten years in poor health. Some interesting insights on war, depression and artistic satisfaction.
on 19 August 2013
Happy to receive promptly and a great bargin because........ these were arguably two of society's most rebelious and respected artists of acts of creation and revolt who inspired the mind and work and times of many and all, during the years of creative expansion, freedom, love and anti-war, namely from the 60's
Beautifully integrated and real are these mutually respective men of words.
To relive their love longing lives as if today is a great achievement of Scudamore.
These are the boys from the common muck and gore of both world wars who inspire us generations later to rock and roll against their bounds the same today as feared forever.
Yes they are troopers to be spoken of in summers long and winters longer.
An excellent little read of immense value and not a little truth.
A must for realising the hearts of Graves and Milligan.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 31 October 2005
An unlikely friendship? No, an instant but lasting empathy borne of the difficulties of accomodating intellect to the simple pursuit of happiness.