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Book of Old Ballads Beverley Nichols

Book of Old Ballads

Beverley Nichols

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Beverley Nichols enthuses over the lyric ballads of yesteryear ... but ballad lyrics leave him cold ! This book is beautifully illustrated with 16 full colour, full-page plates by H M Brock.The 32 page introduction by Nichols, who also selected theMoreBeverley Nichols enthuses over the lyric ballads of yesteryear ... but ballad lyrics leave him cold ! This book is beautifully illustrated with 16 full colour, full-page plates by H M Brock.The 32 page introduction by Nichols, who also selected the Ballads for inclusion, bemoans the passing of outward-looking ballad writing and contrasts it with the work of writers since WWI, which he describes as egocentric ... and producing an effect like a maddening monotone.With repeated broadsides in the general direction of his song-writing contemporaries, Beverley Nichols coaxes us towards a collection of over 40 full-length Old Ballads which share the next 250 pages with Brocks lovely illustrations.