A wonderful read, written with vivid detail, straight from the heart. She has had an extraordinarylife being born in London at the end of the 2nd. World War and going on, despite all the odds stacked against her, to become a professional singer working across the globe. Her writing engrosses you and is enlightening about the struggles of a girl growing up in post war Britain going on to become a renowned singer and, just as importantly for her, a mother. You feel almost a part of her personal struggles and joys - the different voices showing her insight, tenacity and humanity. She weaves a wonderful tale, and the book shows her talent as both a writer as well as a singer. An amazing journey!
This is a fabulous book. I bought it as I love Carol's singing,but you don't need to know her music to appreciate this book. This is so much more than your average music biog. It paints a vivid tale of growing up in post-World War Two Britain, then moves through an extraordinarylife to becoming the acclaimed singer that she is.
This is a terrific book. The style is poetic and the phrasing sustained like a singer's breath. I was completely drawn in and unable to put it down! Carol Grimes has had an extraordinarylife and has an amazing tale to tell. I thoroughly recommend it.