A few days ago I wrote a blog about my father-in-law and the First World War. Still thinking about that, I just wanted to refer not only to the book mentioned in that blog (The Picture She Took) but also another book I read recently, Sebastian Barry’s A Long Long Way. These 2 books portray so vividly some of the complexities of the involvement of Irishmen in the First World War. Just after writing the previous blog I came across an old box of photographs taken by my father-in-law and his father at that time. A real treasure and a tantalizing discovery. Those photographs have been safely packed for our move to Seattle and at some point I’ll scan them and write more.