Aerostat to Hooting Yard was published on 21 January at a terrific initial
discount (£4.00 + VAT, or 5 USD).
It’s an e-book sampler of the work of the UK’s Frank Key, bonkers
visionary and inheritor of mantles previously worn by Blake, Stern, Lear, Lennon
Edward Gorey. Frank – who comes, like Procol Harum, from Essex – is amazingly
widely-read but, amazingly, not yet widely read: we're hoping this publication
will change that.
Roland from BtP was invited by the publisher to select an anthology of Key's work – which is weirdly hilarious and quintessentially English – and to write an introduction. His essay is being billed as 'the first major commentary on the Hooting Yard oeuvre', and it contains half-a-dozen references to Keith Reid / Procol Harum, one of them being Keith's hitherto-unpublished comment about AWSoP-and-LSD. There's also a quotation from the liner-notes to the LP version of Shine on Brightly in the introduction, as well as a story by Frank Key that quotes Conquistador extensively.
don't need a Kindle or other specialist e-reader to enjoy this ... it will work
on iPhones, iPads, and almost all other whizzing devices of that kind.
Just click and download from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com, and please don't feel inhibited about leaving a sparkling review at Amazon, since that, apparently, has a MAJOR effect on persuading other buyers.
Incidentally the cover-art is by US artist Ruthie Bosch, designer of the well-known Palers' Project tee-shirt, and the album Trace of a Feeling. So ... lots of good PH connections.