A nifty review of Gurney Slade's 1930 fictionalized account of the World War I Arab revolt, In Lawrence's Bodyguard. The book was intended as a novel for boys and is here reviewed anonymously by one who was simply credited as, "A Friend of T.E. Lawrence ". Gurney Slade (pen name for Stephen Bartlett) was libeled as "a man of taste and sensibility" and the novel was generally well liked.
"'The Arab business was a freak in my living; in ordinary times I'm plumb normal.' Normal, yes; but only the normally strong arise to be normal after trial and error."
You might also like to read this 1933 article about T.E. Lawrence.
Click here to read about Lawrence's posthumous memoir and the literary
coup of 1935.