Beeswing

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***READ BY THE AUTHOR***

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The memoir of international music icon Richard Thompson, co-founder of the legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention.

‘I encourage everyone to read this wonderful book.’
ELVIS COSTELLO

‘Thompson could be said to be an English Dylan – only in some ways he’s even better than that.’
GUARDIAN

Fresh and exploratory.’ NEW YORK TIMES
‘Gripping . . . affecting and enlightening.’ GUARDIAN
‘Perceptive, lyrical, amiable and seemingly effortless.’ CAUGHT BY THE RIVER
‘Thompson writes exceptionally well.’ NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

Richard Thompson came of age during an extraordinary moment in 1960s Britain – as music began to reflect a great cultural awakening, the guitarist and songwriter co-founded Fairport Convention, ushering in the era of folk rock. An intimate memoir of personal discovery and creative intensity, Beeswing vividly captures the life of an international music icon in a world on the cusp of change

‘Honest in its self-appraisal, often very moving and sometimes extremely funny – this quiet joy of a memoir is just what you’d expect from one of the finest British musicians of the last 50 years.’
RICHARD WILLIAMS

‘With Beeswing [Thompson] adds master memoirist to his long list of artistic accomplishments . . . fascinating.’
BOB MOULD

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