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By Aerostat to Hooting Yard

E-book by Roland from BtP


By Aerostat to Hooting Yard was published on 21 January at a terrific initial discount (4.00 + VAT, or 5 USD). Its an e-book sampler of the work of the UKs Frank Key, bonkers visionary and inheritor of mantles previously worn by Blake, Stern, Lear, Lennon and Edward Gorey. Frank who comes, like Procol Harum, from Essex is amazingly widely-read but, amazingly, not yet widely read: we're hoping this publication will change that.

Roland from BtP was invited by the publisher to select an anthology of Key's work which is weirdly hilarious and quintessentially English and to write an introduction. His essay is being billed as '
the first major commentary on the Hooting Yard oeuvre', and it contains half-a-dozen references to Keith Reid / Procol Harum, one of them being Keith's hitherto-unpublished comment about AWSoP-and-LSD. There's also a quotation from the liner-notes to the LP version of Shine on Brightly in the introduction, as well as a story by Frank Key that quotes Conquistador extensively.  

You don't need a Kindle or other specialist e-reader to enjoy this ... it will work on iPhones, iPads, and almost all other whizzing devices of that kind.

Just click and download
from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com, and please don't feel inhibited about leaving a sparkling review at Amazon, since that, apparently, has a MAJOR effect on persuading other buyers.

Incidentally the cover-art is by US artist Ruthie Bosch, designer of the well-known Palers' Project tee-shirt, and the album Trace of a Feeling. So ... lots of good PH connections.


Keith Reid's page at BtP | Click and download from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com


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