The novel that takes Beethoven to America strikes Gold!
We are delighted that Paul Griffiths’ Mr. Beethoven has been included in the shortlist of six books for the Goldsmith Prize 2020, for “fiction at its most novel.”
This Mr. Beethoven most certainly is; oscillating between an almost cinematic account of what it would have been like for the composer to take up a commission in Boston, and the historiography of Griffiths’ search for the composer and C19th Boston Society. The results convey how fragile the historical record is (an important lesson for our Fake News times).
Griffiths has written the libretto for a commission the world will never hear and reviewed its first performance with his peerless critical skills.
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Paul Griffiths reads a short extract from Mr. Beethoven
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The Deluxe Version
Binding of handmade deluxe copies in our studio (£50) is about to begin, a limited edition that was more or less sold out to our subscribers earlier this year. Email us at david [at] henninghamfamilypress.co.uk to be added to a waiting list and we will see what we can do.