Andrew Ford: Try Whistling This

Gillian Wills


Try Whistling This: Writings about Music
by Andrew Ford
Black Inc., $32.99 pb, 343 pp, 9781863955713



‘Rather like a consummate storyteller, Mozart knows how to keep us close to the edge of our seats,’ says Andrew Ford, composer, broadcaster, andauthor of this collection of illuminating essays on musical themes assembled from his talks, articles, and scripts for the radio series Music and Fashion. Like Mozart, two of Ford’s strengths are his compelling voice and his capacity to keep the reader enthralled. The down-to-earth title signposts something different, something digestible and fun to read.

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Published in September 2012 no. 344
Gillian Wills

Gillian Wills

Gillian Wills writes for ABR and has published with The Australian, Limelight Magazine, Courier Mail, The Strad (UK), Cut Common, Loudmouth, Artist Profile and Australian Stage Online. Gillian is the author of Elvis and Me: How a world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescued each other (Finch Publishing), which was released in Australia, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and America in January 2016.

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