Kevin Crossley-Holland et al. in Whiteleaf, near Princes Risborough - in the middle of the 1950's

from The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, pages 32–33:

On the cottage shelves were the works of medieval mystics, such as The Cloud of Unknowing, and later writers such as William Blake and Thomas Traherne and Richard Jefferies. 

I remember listening to a radio performance of Gerald Finzi’s Dies Natalis with my father when I was eleven or twelve.  He put on the table in front of me Traherne’s burning words: 

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Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood (London, 2009), p. 32–33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546688987661 accessed: 27 January, 2022

location of experience: Whiteleaf, near Princes Risborough

Listeners

Kevin Crossley-Holland
children's author, Novelist, Poet, translator
1941-
Peter Crossley-Holland
BBC radio producer, Composer, ethnomusicologist, professor of music […]
1916-2001

Listening to

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Dies Natalis
written by Gerald Finzi

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1950's
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 05 Jan 2019 11:49:48 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:11:59 +0100