"a first edition of Rupert Brooke’s newly published poems, 1914."
Rupert Brooke
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"The handsome, energetic young poet had died in April from the complications of an infected mosquito bite on his way to fight at Gallipoli. Ironically, one of the poems in his collection began, If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is forever England. He was buried on the Aegean island of Skyros.” - quote from the novel