Richard Church in In a guest house in Folkestone

from The Golden Sovereign, page 74:

The Challen pianoforte was surprisingly mellow.  When Father and I came down to breakfast on our first morning, Maudie was practising scales.  She did not stop when I entered the front room … I saw the left side of her face in shadow, and that, with her brooding frown of concentration over the busy hands, made her yet another person whom I must get to know, a newer stimulant to my reviving emotions.

She turned her head and smiled at me, as though to challenge any …   more >>

cite as

Richard Church, The Golden Sovereign (London, 1957), p. 74. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: In a guest house in Folkestone


Richard Church
editor, Civil service, Novelist, Poet […]

Listening to

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Practising scales performed by Maudie

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


As a teenager, Richard Church listens to a girl practising scales on the piano

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 21:08:38 +0000
Approved on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:02:27 +0000