Race Against Time: The Diaries of F.S. Kelly
Frederick Septimus Kelly, pianist, composer, Olympic gold medallist, World War I officer, diarist and Australian, was killed during the final battle of the Somme on 13 November 1916. He was 35. An expatriate long forgotten in his own country, he lived an extraordinary life in the company of some of Europe's most influential people. His diaries, covering the period 1907-1915, are held in the National Library of Australia.
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