Benjamin Britten rings in the Summer here in my Lewes garden.

Yesterday I wrote about my tulips reaching their season’s end so it’s only fair to announce the arrival of my roses – various varieties of old rose type climbers and all from David Austin. This one, Benjamin Britten, has a lovely hint of pink and orange when it’s new but then gets redder as it matures. This bloom, in its first flush, is just about perfect.

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)

It tells me of the coming of summer so it seems like a good idea to play you a simple but truly effective piece by the great English composer Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976). Here is Cuckoo – this is just about perfect too:

My novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love, was published  on 31 October 2013. It is the story of a young fogey living in Brighton in 1967 who has a lot to learn when the flowering hippie counter culture changes him and the world around him.

It is now available as a paperback or on Kindle (go to your region’s Amazon site for Kindle orders)

You can order the book from the publishers, Ward Wood Publishing:
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