"Rupert Brooke, isn't it a romantic name?" wrote Lytton Strachey to Virginia Woolf, after first meeting the man who became the "star" of an exceptionally brilliant generation. But behind the facade of the stunning looks and the golden-boy image, a very different Brooke was concealed that was far from romantic.
Deconstructing the image of Brooke posthumously presented by his friends, journalist and biographer Nigel Jones for the first time gathers the material that has emerged about the poet's secret life and presents an unvarnished, full portrait of the man who became one of England's most cherished national icons. We will never look at him in the same way again.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 11 / 2003