Kevin Crossley-Holland et al. in Whiteleaf, near Princes Risborough - 1950

from The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, pages 99–100:

[M]y father began to give me singing lessons each weekend, with a view to my winning a Choral Scholarship to Saint George’s, Windsor, which provided the choir for the Chapel Royal.  […] 

As my father was away in London all week, my weekend lessons were long and intensive.  I stood beside the Ibach baby grand to the right of my father, and the hymns I sang, or tried to sing, are tarred with the same brush as my days at Prestwood.…   more >>

cite as

Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood (London, 2009), p. 99–100. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Whiteleaf, near Princes Risborough


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

Listening to

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'There is a green hill far away'
written by William Horsley
performed by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Experience Information

Date/Time 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 05 Jan 2019 18:02:51 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:35:58 +0100