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Mainstay: A Twentieth Century Life

Biography & autobiography


by
Val ffrench Blake

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 14.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

A narrative of the remarkable life of polymath Val ffrench Blake. If the word polymath is defined as a “person of varied learning” then Val ffrench Blake surely qualifies. In this book he writes with refreshing candor and insight about his family, Eton in the 1920s, Sandhurst and the life of a cavalry officer in 1930’s India, and his subsequent participation in World War II. Blake’s post-war life was no less interesting – he helped re-establish a forward-thinking syllabus at Sandhurst, left the Army to farm, and was immensely involved in the horse world.

A narrative of the remarkable life of polymath Val ffrench Blake. If the word polymath is defined as a “person of varied learning” then Val ffrench Blake surely qualifies. In this book he writes with refreshing candor and insight about his family, Eton in the 1920s, Sandhurst and the life of a cavalry officer in 1930’s India, and his subsequent participation in World War II. Blake’s post-war life was no less interesting – he helped re-establish a forward-thinking… (more)

A narrative of the remarkable life of polymath Val ffrench Blake. If the word polymath is defined as a “person of varied learning” then Val ffrench Blake surely qualifies. In this book he writes with refreshing candor and insight about his family, Eton in the 1920s, Sandhurst and the life of a cavalry officer in 1930’s India, and his subsequent participation in World War II. Blake’s post-war life was no less interesting – he helped re-establish a forward-thinking syllabus at Sandhurst, left the Army to farm, and was immensely involved in the horse world.

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