Caroline Davison wins the Historical Writers’ Association Crown Award for non-fiction award for 2023, with THE CAPTAIN’S APPRENTICE: RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS AND THE STORY OF A FOLK SONG.

‘Jagjeet Lally, chair of the Non-fiction judges, says: “Davison’s evocative and richly layered history weaves between the incredibly local and the global, crossing the waters from the past to the present…The Captain’s Apprentice melds many pasts, not least those of countless working-class men, women, and children, and their middle-class interlocutors, meanwhile asking us what it means to create and be creative, to seek to ‘preserve’, to try to ‘remember’, and to ‘forget’.”’

It was initially published in hardback in August 2022, by Chatto and Windus.