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Posted By: Desert Dancer
27-Jul-13 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: New autobiog by Bob Copper, July 2013
Subject: New autobiog by Bob Copper, July 2013
In catching up on my Musical Traditions reading I was please to come on the latest review, by Vic Smith of the newly published book by Bob Copper: A Man of No Consequence.

Here's a summary from the home page of the Copper Family website (the book has not yet been put on the Books page):

The Copper Family is pleased to announce the publication of Bob Copper's final book, which had been completed and edited at the time of his death nine years ago. This volume fills in the many gaps left by his previous works. It provides a charming and detailed account of his life as a peacetime soldier in the Lifeguards between the wars, and his wartime service as Coroners Officer in Worthing during WW2. It also covers the early days of the English Folk Revival and subsequent involvement in the folk scene. His postwar career as a publican is related with some hilarious anecdotes.

Not only for Copper Family 'completists', this book provides a valuable social history of the life of a Southern English countryman from the 1930s to the present day. Highly recommended!

To purchase the book, visit, which should take you straight to the relevant page.

13th July 2013

Here's Vic's review: clicky.

~ Becky in Long Beach