Sylvia Townsend Warner - 23 December, 1956

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 233:

[A] group of elderly carol-singers came round - their voices were sweet and tuneable, their conductor conducted with his electric torch, its light flashing over wet spectacles and wet faces.  It was pretty; and kind of them to come so far, and in Mrs Slemeck's teeth.  Perhaps they are all Chapel carollers. Anyhow they were friendly in their merry Christmasses.

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 233. accessed: 22 April, 2024


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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Christmas carols
written by Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 December, 1956
Medium live
Listening Environment in private

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:34:47 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:23:04 +0000