Free download – I Have a Song to Sing by Viola Tait


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About the book

I Have a Song to SingI Have a Song to Sing: some memories of Gilbert & Sullivan and J.C. Williamson by Viola Tait, edited by Elisabeth Kumm, foreword by Richard Bonynge AC CBE, Theatre Heritage Australia, Collingwood, Vic, Dec 2018, Jul 2019; 244 pages, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles; 25 cm.

978-0-6484544-0-3 (paperback)
978-0-6484544-2-7 (e-book)
978-0-6484544-1-0 (PDF)

‘An enchanting story of the intimate life of a lovely lady.’ – Richard Bonynge AC CBE

‘This is a truly delightful—and insightful—memoir. Lady Tait’s love for life and for the history of the performing arts and its people glow warmly on every page, creating a vivid evocation of a glamorous and glorious theatrical past.’ – Frank Van Straten AM