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We Followed Our Stars

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Product description

Very scarce autobiography about the author and her sister Louise Cook, who devoted their lives to going to the Opera. They were each earning between two & three pounds a week when the fever caught them. Galli-Curci was the 1st star on their horizon so they saved enough to attend all her concerts in London. After going without buying clothes, walking to work & eating little, saved again & took 6 weeks off work to follow her to New York. In the following years, still spending their working lives in London, they saved & followed the music they loved around Europe making real friends with many of the stars. When the war drew near, under the guise of their musical pilgrimage, the Cook sisters calmly contributed to help a great many people escape from Hitler\"s Germany.

No wrapper. Blue cloth boards, with some wear to the edges. Inscription, and an embossed address on the front free end-paper. Clean pages. Published in 1950, (1st edition).

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Cook, Ida
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Edition:
1
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
246
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

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Very scarce autobiography about the author and her sister Louise Cook, who devoted their lives to going to the Opera. They were each earning between two & three pounds a week when the fever caught them. Galli-Curci was the 1st star on their horizon so they saved enough to attend all her concerts in London. After going without buying clothes, walking to work & eating little, saved again & took 6 weeks off work to follow her to New York. In the following years, still spending their working lives in London, they saved & followed the music they loved around Europe making real friends with many of the stars. When the war drew near, under the guise of their musical pilgrimage, the Cook sisters calmly contributed to help a great many people escape from Hitler\"s Germany.

No wrapper. Blue cloth boards, with some wear to the edges. Inscription, and an embossed address on the front free end-paper. Clean pages. Published in 1950, (1st edition).

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Cook, Ida
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Edition:
1
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
246
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

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