“It was Hilary James who first persuaded me to read a poem during a concert. I chose The Stick, and people seemed to like it. For years we had performed together on stage, she singing (mostly), me playing (mostly), but we both did both. This was usually as a duo, but also with our mandolin quartet The Mandolinquents and in other occasional configurations.
The first anthology of poems and anecdotes
lavishly illustrated by Hilary James
‘Uplifting… Made me laugh a lot… philosophy thrown in as well…
magic… this is the start of something big…’
Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3
‘Delightful book of witty poems and profound prose.’
Songlines * * * *
Read the full four star Songlines review (PDF).
Hear Simon Mayor & Hilary James – talking and playing live on
BBC Radio 3 – ‘In Tune’ with Sean Rafferty.
Read journalist Molly Flatt’s interview with Simon Mayor & Hilary James in
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