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Who read The Gale of the World in , and what the hell can they have made of it?
The question is fascinating, not least because Williamson had begun to find an audience again. Suddenly the old fascist had admirers in the burgeoning hippy and green movements. His long-term anti-Americanism, anti-capitalism, and environmentalism were now quite the rage, as were his interests in Eastern religions, Jungian archetypes, yes all that. While Henry marched against the Vietnam War, his son Harry became a minor figure on the alternative music scene, taking up with various members of Gong and Hawkwind.
New offers began to come in: plans were made to film Tarka and Williamson even went on Desert Island Discs luxury item: a cor anglais. In BBC TV broadcast a respectful interview from his farm, in which he holds forth on the evils of pollution and city life. Jonathan Law grew up in Westonzoyland, Somerset. He gained a degree in English from Oxford University and has subsequently followed a career in reference publishing.
Since he has been a director of Market House Books Ltd. As well as being a regular contributor to The Dabbler, he has also written for the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed. Jonathan lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and three children. Around the same time David Irving was a celebrated historian despite his less than carefully veiled sympathy for the Nazis, and Oswald Mosley made regular appearances on television.
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I have really enjoyed reading this series Jonathan, and how apt to be left with Williamson casting himself as a sort of Lear figure upon the blasted heath, railing against the society that has spurned him. Full of memorable phrases and striking observations. I wish it were a book. Home About Dabbler Editions. Go to The lead article in the current issue of the excellent Slightly Foxed quarterly magazine is by none other than our own Jonathan Law, who looks at the work of Tarka the Otter author Henry Williamson.
You can read the original piece here.
Last week, in the first of two exclusive follow-up articles for The Dabbler, Jonathan explained how Williamson became a committed Nazi, and today he concludes the series by examining his final years, and how he became an unlikely hero for the burgeoning hippy and green movements…. A Solitary War — which Williamson dedicated to the Mosleys — gives unstinting praise to the Hitler who we are told : freed the farmers from the mortgages which drained the land, cleared the slums, inspired work for all the seven million unemployed, got them to believe in their greatness … the former pallid leer of hopeless slum youth transformed into the sun-tan, the clear eye, the broad and easy rhythm of the poised young human being.
Jonathan Law is a writer and editor of reference books at Market House Books.
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About Author Profile: Jonathan Law. Mapp and Lucia novels of E. Jul, 05 Mapp and Lucia novels of E. This is quite simply one of the great set pieces of descriptive writing produced in the last century Your two posts on this subject rank pretty high on the list for this century. Thank you. Fascinating series, Mr Law.
Yes, I had no idea that Williamson was responsible for the longest novel sequence in English. A brilliant trilogy, JL. Not mostly for what is says, but the way it says what it says. RIP Malty Oct, 15 First-rate Monsters — the Mapp and Lucia novels of E. Benson Jul, 05