Mackenzie Crook writes short book about Nick Drake

Friday 17th May 2024, 10:44am

Detectorists. Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook)

Detectorists star Mackenzie Crook has written a short book titled If Nick Drake Came to My House.

The 32 page hardback, which is a homage to the famous 1924 children's book If Jesus Came To My House by Joan Gale Thomas, will be published on 7th November.

Publishers Ebury Press describe it as "A moving, beautifully illustrated imagined visit from iconic singer-songwriter Nick Drake, and a quietly powerful expression of love, gratitude and appreciation."

An accomplished acoustic guitarist, Drake died in 1974.

Crook has previously written the children's books The Windvale Sprites and The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth, however this will be his first book aimed at adults. Ebury notes: "It's a book for anyone who has ever wished they had the chance to tell their hero how much they meant to them."

If Nick Drake Came to My House is available to pre-order now.

Mackenzie Crook - If Nick Drake Came To My House

By Mackenzie Crook

The first book for adults by award-winning actor and writer Mackenzie Crook - a moving, beautifully illustrated imagined visit from iconic singer-songwriter Nick Drake, and a quietly powerful expression of love, gratitude and appreciation.

What if you had the chance to tell your hero just how much they meant to you?

If Nick Drake came to my house
and knocked upon my door
I'm sure I'd be more happy
than I've ever been before...

In If Nick Drake Came To My House, Mackenzie Crook - the creative genius behind Detectorists and Worzel Gummidge - explores the power of art to impact our lives, expressed through an imaginary visit from the late, great singer-songwriter. A tender homage to a classic book by Joan Gale Thomas, Crook's first book for adults is infused with his characteristic warm humour, both in the story and his beautiful illustrations. It's a book for anyone who has ever wished they had the chance to tell their hero how much they meant to them.

First published: Thursday 7th November 2024

  • Publisher: Ebury Press
  • Pages: 32
  • Catalogue: 9781529943979

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