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Frank and Iris, a Trilogy,
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This review is from: A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson (Hardcover)
Conradi has in effect produced his third volume of the Frank and Iris trilogy. This started with his magisterial life of Iris Murdoch, followed by Writer at War, a fascinating collection including her wartime letters to Frank Thompson. This new work contains the careful research and comprehensive story of a young man who was perhaps her greatest friend at Oxford before the War and who joined up as a volunteer in 1939 and found his was into the special forces who were parachuted into the Balkans. There he fought with the partisans and was killed in 1944 in Bulgaria, where he has become a special war hero, with a town named Thomsun in his honour. A fascinating story and a great read.