- The Mint
T. E. Lawrence
London: Jonathan Cape, 1955.
Lawrence lived a life at odds with the social class and expectations of his time.
Despite becoming an international hero for his part in the Arab wars, he struggled his whole life to fit in at home.
This brilliant account of his barrack-room experiences, on trying to join the RAF, between the wars, is full of his characteristic brilliance and pig-headed defiance.