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5.0 out of 5 stars
Balanced and comprehensive, 23 April 2013
The author not only has a feel for his subject, but also for the various locations, particularly Suffolk. The descriptive coverage of the music works well, though it is rather like reading a book about mathematics that contains no equations or the biography of a poet that contains only prose descriptions of the poems. The handling of Britten's relationship with Peter Pears is sensitively handled and the text includes moving letters between them.