Format: Hardback, illustrated
Extent: 120 pages
First published: 2019
David Adams’s father Ivon was well known as a Fleet Street journalist – a ‘friend of the famous’ whose work brought him into contact with many of the great names in the world of arts and entertainment. Less well known was Ivon’s lifelong friendship with the Gloucestershire poet F. W. Harvey – an association that went back to Ivon’s boyhood in the mining village of Yorkley in the Forest of Dean during the 1920s.
Tracing the story back through family records, archive material and contemporary sources, David Adams pieces together a fascinating picture of two remarkable men; of the world that produced them, and which they in turn enriched and helped to shape.