Sandy Denny (1947-1978) remains a curiously elusive figure, yet with growing media interest and regular reissues of her back catalogue, the interest in her is greater than it ever was.
Philip Ward has written a study of Denny, presented as a series of personal reflections on her life and work. 
Ward fills in details overlooked by previous biographies, surveys recent reissues of her recordings and offers an in-depth analysis of Sandy's songwriting. 
This fascinating book - one of the few recommended by the Sandy Denny estate - concludes with a detailed essay arguing that Denny was the first British female 'singer-songwriter' of international stature. 
The book is illustrated throughout, and includes previously unseen photos.