Graves entered the war in 1914 and he describes in vivid, raw detail life in the trenches. The dehumanising horrors he witnessed left him shell-shocked and haunted him throughout his long life. In Goodbye to All That he also gives a fascinating portrayal of his unhappy school days at Charterhouse, of his encounters with fellow writers and poets, and of his increasingly embittered marriage to Nancy Nicholson, before he finally went abroad in 1929, vowing 'never to make England my home again'.
'One of the classic accounts of the Western Front... In it the veteran survivors recognised their own war.'
'His wonderful autobiography.'
Jeremy Paxman, Daily Mail