David Cannadine, 21 March 1985
Show More Elgar, the Man by Michael De-la-Noy.
Allen Lane/Viking, 340 pp., £12.95, September 1984, 0 7139 1532 3Show More
Edward Elgar: A Creative Life by Jerrold Northrop Moore.
Oxford, 841 pp., £35, June 1984, 0 19 315447 1Show More
Spirit of England: Edward Elgar in his World by Jerrold Northrop Moore.
Heinemann, 175 pp., £10.95, February 1984, 0 434 47541 6Show More
The Elgar-Atkins Friendship by E. Wulstan Atkins.
David and Charles, 510 pp., £15, April 1984, 0 7153 8583 6Show More
“... personality easily evoked in part, but rarely encapsulated in full. From his friendship with Ivor Atkins, Elgar frequently emerges as a cheerful, chuckling countryman: but in his letters to A. J. Jaeger, he often appears as an agonised and anguished artist. To Dora Penny, he was a happy-go-lucky and affectionate family man: yet to Rosa Burley he seemed ...”