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Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan was published by The History Press in May 2011 to coincide with the centenary of Gilbert's death. It is the fruit of a lifetime's fascination with the writer's life and work, and includes significant new information, especially concerning his formative years. The BBC Radio 4 series Gilbert's Glory (May 2011) made substantial use of this new material.

Writer and director Mike Leigh has described the book as "beautifully written, illuminating, perceptive, and full of news, revelations and insights." The Gilbert and Sullivan scholar Ian Bradley has called it "a sympathetic and illuminating portrait of a quintessential Englishman." Whatsonstage.com has called it "a lively, deeply informative read", while thebookbag.co.uk, in a five star review, calls the book "a first-rate portrait" and adds that it "captures the personality of this extraordinary man to perfection."

The book was featured in a full-page article in The Stage (22 March 2012). Unfortunately, this is not available online.

An interview with Andrew about Gilbert can be heard here.


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