Friday, January 15, 2010

BOOK: NEW EDITION OF BENDING THE WILLOW IN THE WORKS!


Fans of Jeremy Brett and the Granada Sherlock Holmes series who have been struggling to find a reasonably priced copy of David Stuart Davies' excellent study BENDING THE WILLOW on the secondary book market can breathe a sigh of relief. The fine folks at Calabash Press (Christopher and Barbara Roden) have just announced that a new edition is in the works.

You can reserve a copy, or ask for further details by emailing bendingthewillow@gmail.com or join the Facebook page by clicking here.


Copy info for the previous 2002 edition:

"Jeremy Brett's portrayal of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective is widely recognised as the best yet seen.

Before his untimely death in 1995, Brett had made the part his own, all the time battling against the manic depression which had plagued him for many years. Bending the Willow examines how this brilliant actor channelled the demons of his debilitating illness into his iridescent portrayal of Sherlock Holmes.

In this fascinating and perceptive study, David Stuart Davies draws on the many conversations he had with Jeremy Brett and key people involved with the Granada Television series and the stage play The Secret of Sherlock Holmes. The result is the first detailed assessment of all of Jeremy Brett's performances as Sherlock Holmes."

 It's a great book and belongs in the collection of every Jeremy Brett or Granada Sherlock Holmes fan.

5 comments:

  1. I have read this book and is a definite companion piece to the Granada adaptation :)

    Have you seen the Russian adaptation with Vasily Livanov as Sherlock Holmes..

    Cheers!

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  2. I have read the Kindle version of this book and would definitely recommend to all fans of teh Granada series or Jeremy Brett.

    Cheers!

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  3. OMG I can't wait for this new edition, have been dying to read this

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  4. OMG I've been dying to read this, very excited about this new edition. When will it be available?

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  5. I believe it was published 4 years ago. Send an email to the publishers at Calabash Press. Info at http://www.ash-tree.bc.ca/calabashfilmtv.htm

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