Unquiet Souls: The Indian Summer of the British Aristocracy 1880-1918 by Angela Lambert

Macmillan, £14.95

[This short review first appeared in Stand To!  No.12 Winter 1984]

Required reading for all those whose interests extend beyond the Western Front to include the fundamental changes in British society brought about by the war. Through her study of the political aristocratic group known as The Souls she vividly portrays a society and a way of life that first disintegrated and was then swept away entirely as their sons and heirs died in the Great War.