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Unicorns, Almost

(2008)
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Unicorns, Almost portrays the short life of World War II poet Keith Douglas, from his childhood through four engagements to his fighting in the Western desert, his accelerated education as a poet and his early death three days after the Normandy D-Day landings at the age of twenty-four. It is the story of his Faustian pact with a war that would nurture his unique poetic voice before taking it away. It is also the story of his desperate race to see his poems in print.

Widely recognised as the finest poet of World War Two, Keith Douglas was championed by Ted Hughes as an important influence. Hughes wrote the introduction to Douglas's Collected Poems, published by Faber.

Unicorns, Almost by Owen Sheers opened at The Swan Hotel, Hay-on-Wye, in May 2018.



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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Unicorns, Almost
Author(s): Owen Sheers
ISBN: 0-571-35701-6 / 978-0-571-35701-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unicorns, Almost (Faber Drama)
Author(s): Owen Sheers
ISBN: 0-571-23188-8 / 978-0-571-23188-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Unicorns, Almost
Author(s): Owen Sheers
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU