WHAT HAPPENED NEXT by Ethel Smyth

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another volume of autobiographical memoirs, following Impressions that Remained and As Time Went On, and spanning the years 1894 to 1908. Very dependent on familiarity with earlier books for interest, as she assumes the reader's familiarity with the friends to whom she refers. Dame Smyth was a composer of note, a decided, imperious, self-absorbed person, ""a personality to attract attention"". Her musical work and her relations with Harry Brewster, which lasted until his death, form the main focus of this volume. Small talk, letters, casual happenings, commentary on places and people -- that is the sum of the book. Very specialized appeal -- and limited.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1940
Publisher: Longmans, Green