A lover sings

 

A lover sings

Here's a treat for all you bookworms out there, The Big Book of British Worms! No, that's next month, this month it's 'A Lover Sings', the selected lyrics of a Mr Billy Bragg, whoever he is. If you are familiar with his oeuvre (and if you're not, come along do keep up ... spit spot) then this is a fantastic collection of his finest work in a high quality, hardback book. Billy's introduction describes his journey from a young man trying to endear himself to the listener, to one of the UK's best and most celebrated lyricists. Besides having all of Billy's best song lyrics collected in one place, there are his personal notes on each song, their origins, motives, inspiration and, occasionally, one or two of the original lines that didn't make the final cut.

Perfect gift for anyone who likes a good page turner. And don't forget to keep an eye out for next month's publication worm lovers...

"I like to think my personal songs are just as powerful as my polemics and long ago stopped worrying about striking a balance between the two. Whether you're lovelorn or radical, I'm just trying to help you make sense of the world, because that's what my favourite songs did for me."

A lover sings

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