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The Singer’s Tale by Carol Grimes
Now available online via Amazon
The highly original autobiography of jazz, blues and world music singer, Carol Grimes. In telling her story, Carol is joined by a cast of alter egos. It’s a confessional, an irreverent romp, bawdy and boisterous. It’s the totally unique story of Carol’s childhood, her youth, her marriage to artist Larry Smart, her life in London and her career.
‘This is an excellent read for any music fan. Carol’s a terrific singer and her story so interesting. Well illustrated too.’
‘not before time, Grimes has finally produced her autobiography… it is a wild, candid, sometimes unsparing journey. At times wise-after-the-event and other times laugh-out-loud funny (the Kafkaesque trials of reclaiming a pension once you’ve had several surnames) ~ Carol Grimes is a vivid character one instinctively warms to in the intimacy of these pages.’
Don’ts for Choirmasters
A unique gift for choir lovers and aficionados
Informative – Quirky – Endearing
With a foreword by Paul Phoenix, former chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral and tenor with The King’s Singers, and founder of PurpleVocals.
A quality production with embossed cover and sewn binding.
57. DON’T neglect the study and practice of plainsong… plainsong creates an atmosphere and does not smell of the pier, the theatre, or the restaurant.
66. DON’T let the sucking of sweets or lozenges go on in church without a protest. Some of the clergy set a bad example in this respect.
This book, written in 1924, is not only entertaining but remains pertinent to choir leaders and their choirs everywhere, even today.
The remarkable story of Heffers of Cambridge.
A fully illustrated social history of a great Cambridge institution, capturing the spirit of a past era of retail, publishing, and printing.
“You’ve achieved a wonderful balance between a thorough factual account and a very human, often heart-warming and amusing account, and I think you’ve absolutely nailed the character of the Heffers firm and how it was/is made-up of so many characters.”
Pippa Goodhart, Author, November 2016
Days of Sorrow, Times of Joy: The Story of a Victorian Family and its Love Affair with China
by Frances Clemmow
with a Foreword by Michael Wood, Historian & Broadcaster
Available now via Amazon at £13.99 plus P&P for a printed copy and £6.45 on Kindle (also available via Kindle Unlimited)
“The book is very well written with a lot of photos and images within the text.” from a five star review on Goodreads