Who knows that Joaquín Rodrigo, creator of the world-famous Concierto de Aranjuez, was also a writer of distinction?
The blind Spanish composer wrote articles and music criticism throughout his life, and these essays reveal Rodrigo’s insights, humour and eloquence in subjects ranging from Bach to Stravinsky, and from Sephardic songs to the history of Spanish guitar. There are also illuminating commentaries by Rodrigo on many of his own works.
A chance finding of a watercolour painting in a charity shop in Bexhill On Sea began a journey of discovery for former Head Teach Pat Strickson, leading to the remarkable and heroic acts by the artist AFJ Hannaford and his colleagues.
This book chronicles the experiences of my mother’s brother, Captain Benjamin Chipchase Clayton MC, in the Great War. Ben Clayton was an art teacher from County Durham. He left 40 “Sketches from the Front”, drawn and dated during his 18 months in the Line. The Colonel of his battalion kept a diary, edited and published in 1964 as “General Jack’s Diary”.
The book is about the 236 convicts who were transported aboard the 6th voyage of the convict transport ship ‘Mangles’ to New South Wales in December 1832, none of whom knew what fate had in store for them. It is about who they were, what they did to be transported and what happened to them.