In this excellent biography Holman creates a graphic account of an almost forgotten WW1 hero.
Relying on Woodbine Willie's own prose and poetry, previous works of his contemporaries, soldiers, clerics and friends and interviews with previous authors of Studdert Kennedy's life as well as his descendants, Holman has created a very readable and fascinating account of one mans Christian dedication and courage in WW1 and its aftermath.
It is not a book cluttered with details of battles, which the reader needs if needs can find elsewhere, the story is simply about the man, his life and death and his legacy.
A eye opener to the social plight of millions in Britain 100 years ago.
A recommended read for anyone reading around the social history of WW1.