Don Henderson Project

A Quiet Century

Covering a span of 30 years, 100 of Don Henderson's songs and poems have entered a second edition, a wonderful tribute to a great songwriter. The book is edited by Sally Henderson and Edgar Waters.

Don's versatility as a writer certainly becomes clear in this collection. A classic ghost story told in verse is "The Haunted Hill". "The Guardsman's Appeal" is a ballad to expose the hypocrisy of British law in a notorious rape case. A racing yarn is turned to song, "Not in the Joke". There's a wealth of wry humour in the introductions to the songs, and a transcription of Don talking about his early life to Edgar Waters. It also includes a song about Don, "Hendo", written by Gary Shearston, and dozens of illustrations by Jon Endean.

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