The unspeakable depression of lighting the fires every morning with papers of a year ago, and getting glimpses of optimistic headlines as they go up in smoke.

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  4. Konifuji says:

    Rather last years papers than last nights incendiary devices.

  5. andrew says:

    just keep your chin up Eric, and you’ll definitely make it through the decade. press on!

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  9. Barry Larking says:

    Noel Coward went further. “In Which We Serve” he has a copy of ‘The Daily Express’ floating past drowning sailors with the headline “No War This Year” clearly visible, a hit at Lord Beaverbrook, the newspaper’s proprietor, who thought Coward “effete”. The headline seems to have been genuine.

  10. Stephen says:

    Presumably still recuperating in Wallington. Eating potatos but not, it seems, counting eggs.

  11. Heather says:

    I think this is, quite possibly, the best entry yet. The way he manages to convey the despair…it’s perfection.

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