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Tabor in the library

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I always like seeing comments like the one below where the library has played some role in personal development or fulfilment.

Long, long ago, almost 40 years ago in fact, I borrowed a record from my school library. It was called The Jupiter Book of Ballads, and the most important thing about it (apart from a stunning recitation of McGonagall�s Tay Bridge Disaster by John Laurie, alias Private Fraser of Dad�s Army) was that some of the Ballads were sung. To someone accustomed to seeing them only as printed lyrics in a school anthology of poetry, this was a revelation. And so began a life-long love affair with the Ballads of the English (and Scots) speaking peoples. [An Echo of Hooves]

June Tabor is a major English traditional singer.

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