Mr. Beethoven by Paul Griffiths was longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize; the world’s leading prize for historical fiction! Buy this pairing as an excellent introduction to Henningham Family Press books and save 15%!
Paul Griffiths’ Mr. Beethoven and Claire Allen’s The Blackbird represent two of the most innovative approaches to writing about the past.
- Griffiths’ vivid evocation of Beethoven’s unrealised visit to America also displays the labours and uncertainties of his research.
- Allen oscillates between the story of a girl in the Liverpool Blitz and her life as an elderly carer in 2014. The buildings the characters live and shelter in are beautifully described.