“Echo Echo” was the cry of the submarine operator when the incessant “ping” of his transmitter yielded a response. It might be anything – a rock, a reef, another ship, even a mine; something as innocuous as a school of fish or as lethal as a submarine. The diagnosis was more intuitive than scientific.
In this short and fascinating memoir, Tim Blennerhassett has assembled a miscellany of echoes, covering a life that has included not only echoes of war but of a rich peace-time life both public and private.
Published in 1998.