Airs and Graces
This book is a collection of some 250 doggerel versed Graces composed for Livery Companies and for private and national occasions during the author’s incumbency in the City.
"They are embedded in a text which outlines the ethos of the Livery and describes the process by which any citizen can become Lord Mayor of London. It captures the spirit of the social life and indicates the civic structure which together give a unique character to the City. The author Basil Watson served in the Royal Navy before becoming Vicar of St Lawrence Jewry and Rural Dean of the City. At various times he was Chaplain to 20 Livery Companies for whom most of the Graces were composed. Now only £5.00 (RRP £17.50). "
Publication date : 01/12/2002