Parallel Lives: The Biographies of Ralph McTell (Signed copy)
Signed by both Michael Grenfell and Ralph McTell
Second edition, second printing. Softback. 23 × 15cm, xii + 182pp.
Signed by both Michael Grenfell and Ralph McTell to the title page (Ralph McTell's with dedication)
Ralph McTell is the leading singer guitarist of his generation and has built up a formidable catalogue of songs and poems. His reputation is for carefully constructed songs with sensitive lyrics and exquisite melodies. In this book, Michael Grenfell explores the way biography features in Ralph’s work: his own background in London, those who surrounded him in his personal life experiences, his contemporaries, and artistic influences. It also considers the various characters Ralph has invented—Michael in the Garden, Dancing Doreen, Clown, and many others—as a way of getting his message across and the form that message takes.
This copy is in very good condition, with just a little bit of wear to the covers.