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The parents were always reading and there was lots of music and lovely music parties because there was a double room on the first floor with four Georgian windows and this was perfect. We called it the big sitting room but we didn’t sit in it very much and it was used for music parties and they had various friends who were really very good musicians. They realised we got out of bed and sat on the stairs and listened to this music and I think the parents rather ignored our presence and didn’t send us back to bed. Jim knew that they were important musicians. He was quite happy to talk about music but I think Mummy will have given the more expert understanding really. Solomon was quite a famous, a very famous pianist who used to come and the Lena Quartet and then David and Norman who were from the English Singers I think. As soon as you’re really deep into one of the arts, you seem to get the others as well because we definitely had people who were writers… writers, musicians, poets and artists and they seemed to know each other and a lot of people used to come.