Follow the evolution of rock and popular music from 1950s Cardiff suburbia to modern-day America and beyond. Peter Finch’s The Roots of Rock is a musical autobiography with a difference, showcasing a world of music as broad as the last six decades allows.
<p><strong>‘All of these short stories crackle with creative skill.’ – The Short Story</strong></p><p> </p><p>The best of contemporary Welsh short-story writing, New Welsh Short Stories offers a wide-ranging view of a country from new and established writers including...
<p><strong>WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2012</strong><br /><br /><strong>WINNER OF THE 2012 WRITERS GUILD AWARD FOR 'BEST FICTION BOOK'</strong><br /><br /><strong>LONG-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p><strong>SHORT-...
<p>Peter Finch follows the trail of twentieth century popular music from a 1950s valve radio playing in a suburban Cardiff terrace to the reality of the music among the bars of Ireland, the skyscrapers of New York, the plains of Tennessee, the flatlands of Mississippi and the mountains of North Carolina. <em>The Roots of Rock from...