Introduction to the 2012 Edition; On the Western Front; The Farm in Buchan; Donald Meets Mr Ogilvy; William Hodge and the London Weekly; Donald Meets Tommy Huggins; Ormerode Towers; The Village Cricket Match; The Invitation to the Golf Club; Private Secretary at the League of Nations; The Theatre Critic; Reviews, Rugby and Reporting; By Tramp Steamer to Danzig; A Country Visit to the Vale of Aylesbury; A Bad Fox; Esmeralda; The First at the Hotel Josephine; The Peaceful Green Fields of England.
A. G. Macdonell, (1895-1941) was a journalist and satirical novelist. Without doubt his best-known work was England Their England, but the success of this overshadows his other books, many of which were classics in their own way. The Autobiography of a Cad must surely rank as one of the funniest books ever written and Lords and Masters is a cutting and hard-hitting satire with frightening prescience, foreseeing the Second World War as inevitable. His American trip in 1934 is amusingly related in A Visit to America, but his other non-fiction is also powerful and beautifully written, with his highly-regarded Napoleon and his Marshalls providing one of the best accounts of the Napoleonic Wars in one single volume.