Music Books

Beard, Mark Calligraphy by Lavender Groves: Hairs on a G String (13567A)

Mark Beard/Self Publishing Association 1st 1988
8vo, tan bds with gold titling to spine, signed by the author and Lavender Groves, extra drawing by author applied to fep verso,
impact dmge to btm edge affecting 1st 28pp o/w VG++/VG++ 745 gms
(Order reference 13567A).

Hairs on a G String is an auto-biography that will evoke a nostalgia in the breasts of many mature readers; a longing for a time that is past, a time when the band played on the Promenade, on theBandstand in the Park, at coffee mornings, Tea Dances ... An age when the Viennese Waltz and the William Tell Overture were in the 'top ten' of the day ...

The first part of the book has connotations of Just William, with tales of mischief high~ lighted by delightfully witty illustrations. We gambol through the deliciousness of a boy's sexual awakening in the capable hands of the housemaid, Nelly, into the world of the Silent Movie with its musical accompaniment: memories of "Saturday pictures", the advent of the "talkies" and the need for thousands of musicians to find other avenues for their talents.

Mark's stories of the famous names in the musical world, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Thomas Beecham and Sir Adrian Boult, will charm and delight the reader - and these, together with a feast of recipes and memories of gourmet meals are guaranteed to enliven and rejuvenate the jaded palate ...