Thursday, November 8, 2012

21 Aldgate Review by Anne Collis the Artistic Director of England's National Symphony Orchestra

 I love the way Patricia tells the story - so straightforward, no frills or fancy prose. I wonder who is going to play Clara in the upcoming film? I also like the way she doesn't tell everything. She doesn't feel the need to follow up and tie down every lead. The meeting of Sula and Heinrich for example, is left in the air for us to speculate about. And again, the paternity of Victoria - some writers would have felt to need to work that one out to a tidy conclusion, but it is so much truer to leave it as she does.

 Speaking as a War Baby (born 1943,) although I have no direct memories of WW2 myself, I did grow up in the dismal aftermath of rationing and deprivation and like most of my generation, have a deep regard and respect for all those who took part.

This weekend November 11th sees the annual Remembrance and Armistice events here in London as every year, I shall be watching the old soldiers parade proudly down Whitehall with their wreaths. And certainly, there is still a great interest and fascination with those two wars among the British population, of all generations.

12 Years ago on Armistice Day, November 11th 2000,  The National Symphony Orchestra gave a concert at Rochester Cathedral in Kent, England.   -->

LAST SALUTE OF THE CENTURY


 TO ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES, YOUTH AND HEALTH THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM, ESPECIALLY TO HONOUR THE VETERANS OF WW1   

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