Runaway success continues for Journeying Boy and OBF exec
The book Journeying Boy continues to be a runaway success for OBF Executive Director John Evans.
His scholarly edition of the early diaries of the British composer Benjamin Britten enters it third publication phase in October. The book (published by Faber & Faber in the UK) was launched in hardback in November 2009, to rave reviews (excerpt below) and sold out in just three months, prompting Faber to go straight into a paperback edition in the spring. Faber & Faber has now announced that next month Journeying Boy will be made available as an e-Book, marking its third publication format within the first year of publication. Print versions are available on Amazon.com.
"Britten’s youthful character leaps off every page, and one feels the whole milieu of artistic and musical London in the 1930s. it is just not a self-portrait of the composer as a young man, but a fascinating glimpse at an all-too-brief period of exciting discovery and innovation"
—Patrick O’Connor, Literary Review (UK)