Swizzle de Brax and the Blungaphone

Front Cover
Kennedy & Boyd, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 108 pages
A captivating account of a boy and his grandfather's experiment with musical instrument building, fired with verve and wit. -- Margaret Birley, Keeper of Musical Instruments, Horniman Museum. This charming and superbly illustrated little book is much more than a skilfully written story. It is about family values, inventiveness, the importance of recycling and will stimulate young and not so young readers in exploiting an essential ingredient of life which mostly lacks today: imagination. -- Richard Dumbrill, Musicologist. Just the sort of book I would have loved when I was at school. -- Dr Dr Montague Patience, Principal Librarian, The Last Resort Library.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

About the author (2010)

Irving Finkel is assistant keeper of ancient Mesopotamian script, languages, and cultures at the British Museum. He is the curator in charge of cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient Mesopotamia, of which the Middle East Department has the largest collection of any modern museum. Irving is the author of several academic articles and books on ancient Babylon.

Bibliographic information