Jon Lawrence discusses his new novel There Pastoral

Author: Jon Lawrence

Jon Lawrence, author of the brand new novel discusses the book with Matthew Gudgin on BBC Radio.

The Pastoral is the semi-fictional account of British composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and George Butterworth during the First World War. Both saw active service and witnessed the horrors of trench warfare; Vaughan Williams as a member of the medical corp, while Butterworth fought at the Battle of The Somme. Following the events and timeline that we know to be true, Jon Lawrence offers a hypothesis o…more


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