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T. E. Lawrence and Siegfried Sassoon: A Friendship






Special Collections PR6023 A937 Z5 SK32


Quenington, Gloucestershire: The Reading Room Press


T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935), or Lawrence of Arabia as he became known, and Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) met in 1918 and struck up a firm friendship which lasted until Lawrence’s untimely death in 1935. Dennis Silk, a teacher and international cricketer, met Sassoon at a Cambridge cricket ground in 1953 and the text of this edition comes from a speech given by Silk in 2007, which chronicled Lawrence and Sassoon’s close friendship. Dr Miles Wigfield, owner of the Reading Room Press (now in Quenington, Gloucestershire), commissioned Jim Westergard, an American-born artist living in Canada, to render the wood-engraving of Lawrence and Sassoon. It is thought to be the first published image of the pair together. This attractive volume is copy 53 of 120.


Dennis Silk , “T. E. Lawrence and Siegfried Sassoon: A Friendship,” | OUR Heritage, accessed July 18, 2019,

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