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Harry Ricketts

Harry Ricketts

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Harry Ricketts is a poet, writer and critic. After studying English at Oxford he lectured in Hong Kong and Leicester and now teaches literature and creative writing at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. In addition to his collections of poetry, essays - and brilliant studies of cricket - his critical books include the acclaimed biography The Unforgiving Minute: A Life of Rudyard Kipling.

Books by Harry Ricketts

The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing

A rich interplay of different kinds of writing about different kinds of war, from early pre-colonial conflicts through to the World Wars, Korea and Afghanistan.

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Strange Meetings

An unusual and moving account of the lives and work of the poets of the Great War, 1914-1918.

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The Unforgiving Minute

A vivid study of Kipling's life in relation to his work, cutting through the myths that surround him.

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