The Time by the Sea: Aldeburgh, 1955-1958


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The Time by the Sea is about Ronald Blythe's life in Aldeburgh during the 1950s. He had originally come to the Suffolk coast as an aspiring young writer, but found himself drawn into Benjamin Britten's circle and began working for the Aldeburgh Festival. Although befriended by Imogen Holst and by E M Forster, part of him remained essentially solitary, alone in the landscape while surrounded by a stormy cultural sea. But this memoir gathers up many early experiences, sights and sounds: with Britten he explored ancient ...

The Time by the Sea: Aldeburgh, 1955-1958 2013, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571290949