Ivor Gurney: Dweller in Shadows (Princeton University Press, publication forthcoming)

The Lives of Houses (co-editor with Hermione Lee, Princeton University Press, publication 2020)

Literary Britten (editor, Boydell and Brewer, 2018)

The Silent Morning: Culture, Memory and the Armistice 1918 (co-editor, Manchester University Press, 2013)

The First World War: Music, Literature, Memory (editor, Routledge, 2011)

Plays, scripts and opera libretti

The Fateful Voyage 2018 (an operatic play currently in development, actor Alex Jennings, director James Bonas)

Beyond The Ruins (composer: Charlotte Bray) Royal Opera House, 2016

Unsung Heroines of Classical Music – Lady Maud Warrender (The Essay, BBC Radio 3, 2015)

A Postcard from London 1914 (actor: Jonathan Pryce, broadcast BBC Radio 3, 2014)

Making Arrangements (composer: Charlotte Bray, Tete a Tete Opera Festival, 2013)

The Fox and the Crow (composer: Charlotte Bray, Tete a Tete Opera Festival, 2013)

Other Publications:

Articles and book chapters:

  • ‘Mother England’, Ivor Gurney Society Journal, 2008
  • ‘But still he died nobly’: Gurney’s Re-interpretation of the Pastoral Elegy, Ivor Gurney Society Journal, 2009
  • ‘Sight-reading Katherine Mansfield’: Landfall, University of Otago Press, 2010 
  • ‘‘Literature, Music and the First World War’ Journal ofInternational Relations, 2014
  • ‘A Tribute to my Brother: Women’s Literature and its Post-war Ghosts’ Journal of War and Culture Studies, 2015
  • ‘Benjamin Britten’s operas’ and ‘Ivor Gurney and English Song,’ EdinburghCompanion to Music and Literature, 2017
  • ‘Music as Memorial’, Edinburgh Companion to World War One and the Arts, 2017
  • ‘Music’s War Poets’, Britain and Victory in the Great War, 2018
  • ‘Britten’s Narrators: Reliable and Otherwise’ in Opera and Fiction, 2019


Barbican Centre feature – Music of Conflict


BBC Music Magazine – feature articles: Ivor Gurney, Ethel Smyth, George Butterworth 



BBC Proms brochure essay 2018 – Music’s War Poets


British Library First World War articles