LIMITED COPIES: The Wartime Diary of W. D. Terry – a ‘Safrican’ at Cambridge – with selected letters 1938-1941 by Laurence Wright
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A lively young South African, W.D. Terry, read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, during the early years of WW2.

His recently discovered diary and letters recount in vivid terms what it was like to be a South African student abroad as war breaks out. Travel, love and learning jostle with international politics, militarism and confusion.

We follow Terry's travels to Ireland, Paris and the United States, as well as his  romantic adventures. He debates the role of the US inthe War with the journalist, explorer and broadcaster, Lowell Thomas, who tries unsuccessfully to cure Terry's endemic Anglophilia.

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Laurence Wright's introduction sketches the trajectory of Terry's life, from his upbringing, education and wartime activities to his religious preoccupations and his later career as a lecturer in English at Rhodes University.  

The volume is fully annotated and illustrated with Terry's own photographs.

about the author - Laurence Wright

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LAURENCE WRIGHT is a Senior Research Fellow at North-West University. Educated at Rhodes, Warwick and Oxford, he was formerly H.A. Molteno Professor of English and Director of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa at Rhodes University.