By Henry Williamson
A Fox lower than My Cloak (1954) was once the 5th access in Henry Williamson's fifteen-volume A Chronicle of old Sunlight spanning the years from the overdue Victorian interval to the second one global warfare. It follows Phillip Maddison into the nice struggle, surviving within the face of terror, from the well-known Christmas Truce of 1914 to the gasoline assaults of the conflict of bathrooms the subsequent 12 months. whereas domestic in England on in poor health depart Phillip obtains his fee right into a trendy regiment during which his social inadequacies make him the butt of his fellow officers' scorn. but, on my own between them, Phillip has tasted the grim truth of lifestyles, and dying, at the Western Front.
'Williamson's sort is romantic, even though not often sentimental, and his sensuous reaction to nature is clean and surprising.' Anthony Burgess, Ninety-Nine Novels: the simplest in English for the reason that 1939