* A new title, Transfiguring the Everyday: The Musical Vision of Michael Tippett, by Simon Barrow, will be published in 2023. Tippett has written some of the most evocative and challenging music of modern times. Yet beyond well-established earlier pieces (notably the oratorio A Child of Our Time, the Concerto for Double String Orchestra and his Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli) performances and recordings of Tippett’s works have been too rare in recent years, while his general reputation has withered. Thankfully this is now changing. This book is the latest evidence of a long overdue rediscovery of this landmark personality in twentieth century music.
* Words Out of Silence was ‘Book of the Month’ at the bookshop in Friends House, Euston Road, London, in the month of October 2019. It was also discussed by the Bury Friends Meeting with author Jill Segger and has been widely commended for its thoughtfulness on social media. It has been promoted alongside the #SmallActsOfHope project , which you can find on Twitter.
* Football’s Faithful Fans, edited by Iain Whyte, has already contributed £4500 towards African development projects through the Homeless World Cup, and has received backing from the anti-sectarian charity Nil By Mouth, the Scottish Episcopal Church, and the Scottish Football Supporters Association.