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#ListenWithCaroline

Monday, 6 December 2021

Hello everyone. If you've already supported "Listen With Father", I'd like to say a huge thank you: it means a great deal to me that you like the sound of what I've written.

From now on I'll be posting Monday updates on different themes (a good musical word) from my book so do look out for these both here and on social media.

I'd like to invite you to follow me on Twitter (@CaroSanderson), and…

A Book of Remembrance

Monday, 15 November 2021

Yesterday was Remembrance Sunday, the day when we come together to honour the fallen. It’s a collective memorial, but it was built of many thousands of individual bereavements, and to some extent still is. In our house, we remember in particular my husband’s grandfather, a 25-year-old RAF flying officer on a Halifax bomber, killed when it was shot down on a mission over France in 1943, leaving his…

Watching the Reels

Monday, 1 November 2021

Since "Listen With Father" launched a week ago, I've been reflecting on what a performance listening to music used to be.

To play a record you had to ease it carefully from the sleeve without touching the grooves and then place it gently on the turntable. Then you'd lift the arm, and lower it delicately on the vinyl. One false move and you'd scratch the record horribly.

When the first side of…

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