The Captain's Apprentice: Biography of a Song

tells how the true story of the brutal murder of a cabin-boy at sea was transformed into a musical evocation of rural Norfolk by one of England’s most renowned composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams.

It will be published by Chatto & Windus in 2022, the 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams' birth.


An extract from this work in progress can be found on the New Writing website



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