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A87968542 - Louise and Ida Cook: Opera Fans to the Rescue in Nazi Germany

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Entry: Louise and Ida Cook: Opera Fans to the Rescue in Nazi Germany - A87968542
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China - U1590784

In all the discussion over the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, someone posted the title of this book on Twitter. So I read it from cover to cover.

And I laughed, and said, 'Wow.' I figured you deserved a chance to do the same.

smiley - dragon


A87968542 - Louise and Ida Cook: Opera Fans to the Rescue in Nazi Germany

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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

"Never underestimate the power of a passionate hobby." - smiley - magic

Where was 'home' for Ida and Louise in 1923? London?

"the heavens opened" - I like this - like 'The Sky's the Limit'. My instinctive thought (that I now doubt) was that it means 'it rained'...

'Deadhead' is another word I thought I knew the meaning of but now doubt, as I didn't know it had a capital letter rather than being spelled something like ded'ead in Scouse...


A87968542 - Louise and Ida Cook: Opera Fans to the Rescue in Nazi Germany

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Thanks, Sasha! I had a feeling several h2g2ers would enjoy this book. You're one of them, Minorvogonpoet is another.

Yes, I thought I'd said they lived in London. I'll make sure I do - they were born in different places - one of them in Sunderland, wherever that is - but the whole family lived in London once the girls were grown and working.

And ooh, Deadheads are people who follow the Grateful Dead about - I'll make sure that's clear, too. smiley - rofl


A87968542 - Louise and Ida Cook: Opera Fans to the Rescue in Nazi Germany

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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

smiley - ok

Sunderland is about 275 miles north of London smiley - ok

"Deadheads are people who follow the Grateful Dead about" - Ah smiley - eureka - I see smiley - laugh

smiley - ok


A87968542 - Louise and Ida Cook: Opera Fans to the Rescue in Nazi Germany

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

I once taught at a college where my department head was a former Deadhead. smiley - winkeye For some reason, their music inspired great loyalty.

It struck me that fan phenomena don't change a lot, even though the type of music does. smiley - laugh Women used to faint at Paganini concerts. Conservative people claimed he was in league with the devil, etc. Same as with rock music. Only he sounded like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uALsg4aWKB0

Compare with your 'demonic' music of choice.

Deadheads apparently get stoned and listen to ditties like this, reputedly composed while under the influence of retsina:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=671AgW9xSiA




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