Kevin Crossley-Holland in London, England - 1944

from The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, page 2:

[Kevin Crossley-Holland recounts his earliest memories] 

My fourth memory is the most detailed.  It took place in London later in the same year [when he was three years old], during a German air raid. 

I am a page at the wedding of my godmother, and I’m wearing gold satin trousers. 


At the reception, I remember trotting around, offering guests pieces of wedding cake, and then sitting …   more >>

cite as

Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood (London, 2009), p. 2. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Kevin Crossley-Holland
children's author, Novelist, Poet, translator

Listening to

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accordion music at a wedding reception

Experience Information

Date/Time 1944
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:05:22 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:01:07 +0100