Rupert And Taatamata

Rupert Brooke is renowned for being one of Britain's pre-eminent First World War poets. But a significant part of his life has been deliberately concealed. Professor Robert Young goes on a journey to discover the mysterious Tahitian beauty, Taatamata, who he believes was the love of Brooke's life and who may even have borne him a child. Was it the fear of a scandal that led to Taatamata being either ignored or denigrated by most of Brooke's biographers?

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Rupert Brooke is renowned for being one of Britain's pre-eminent First World War poets. But a significant part of his life has been deliberately concealed. Professor Robert Young goes on a journey to discover the mysterious Tahitian beauty, Taatamata, who he believes was the love of Brooke's life and who may even have borne him a child. Was it the fear of a scandal that led to Taatamata being either ignored or denigrated by most of Brooke's biographers?

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