GMW Wemyss

Biography

Parliamentary historian, chronicler of Titanic’s sinking and Churchill’s ascent, annotator of Kipling and of Kenneth Grahame: GMW Wemyss lives and writes, wisely pseudonymously, in Wilts. Having, by invoking the protective colouration of tweeds, cricket (he was a dry bob at school), and country matters, somehow evaded immersion in Mercury whilst up at University, he survived to become the West Country’s beloved essayist; author or co-author of histories of the Narvik Debate, the fall of Chamberlain and the rise of Churchill, of 1937 – that year of portent – and of the UK and US enquiries into the sinking of Titanic; and co-editor and co-annotator of Kipling’s Mowgli stories and Kenneth Grahame.

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Cross and Poppy: A Village Tale
By GMW Wemyss
Series: Village Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,010. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 12, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Fiction
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The Woolfonts are the prettiest and most placid villages in England. There's the duke, who's more than the comedian he likes to play at being; retired celebrities; real ale; and an all-conquering local XI. All they want is a new Rector. And they get him. No one anticipates that crime, love, and sacrifice shall play out, between the sun of the Summer fete and the poppies of Remembrance Sunday.
The Complete Mowgli Stories, Duly Annotated
By GMW Wemyss
Series: Bapton Books Annotated Classics. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 85,760. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 7, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Fiction
The stories that concern Mowgli’s adventures have been collected, placed in their internal chronological order, and annotated in this volume by the historians GMW Wemyss and Markham Shaw Pyle. Prefatory essays and over three hundred and fifty footnotes accompany the text, delving into history, geography, ethnology, Imperial politics, and much else beside.
The Annotated Wind in the Willows, for Adults and Sensible Children (or, possibly, Children and Sensible Adults)
By GMW Wemyss
Series: Bapton Books Annotated Classics. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,030. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 5, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Fiction
An annotated edition of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of the middle Thames, the Wild Wood and River Bank, and the incorrigible Mr Toad; made richer yet by historical and literary cross-references by two historians who have loved the book all their lives long. Contains almost 350 footnotes and critical insights.
Sensible Places: Essays on Place, Time, & Countryside
By GMW Wemyss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,750. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 18, 2012 by Bapton Books. Category: Essay
The countryman's calendar; life in sprung rhythm. The West Country's beloved essayist writes of his countryside, of chalk streams, white horses and ancient henges, eccentric neighbours, village life, village cricket, and Evensong. An instant country classic.

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