The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2021 has longlisted the first book in our Historiographic Fictions series: Mr. Beethoven by Paul Griffiths. The Prize celebrates fiction set over 60 years ago. Which of our books should fans of historical fiction investigate and (ahem) qualify for free UK postage? There’s been an explosion of lively
The UK’s leading prize for historical fiction longlists Paul Griffiths! The novel we published in Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year will be celebrated in Sir Walter Scott’s 250th year by the the prize that bears his name. Paul Griffiths and Mr. Beethoven find themselves in the estimable company of THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT by Hilary
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
Mr. Beethoven arrives today. It takes irreverence to pay tribute to an iconoclast. Paul Griffiths’ invention, wit and skill have created the Beethoven 250 tribute. We could not be more proud of this book. Travel to the United States in their infancy. Watch Boston society boil with anticipation as it produces Beethoven’s biblical oratorio. Feel
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Mr. Beethoven by Paul Griffiths depicts what could have happened if the Composer has lived seven more years and visited the United States to fulfill a commission. There are scores Beethoven never heard performed because of his deafness. There are also scores that were never heard because they were never written. The world renowned librettist
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