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Barbara Kendall-Davies

The author, Barbara Kendall-Davies, was a professional singer from 1965 until 2012. She is also a prolific painter, having studied at the Birmingham College of Art after she left school. Her first job was in the Wardrobe Department of the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. However, she always sang and she was encouraged to take lessons. She won first prize at her first competitive music festival and began to study seriously with a view to a professional career. In 1961, while working on the news staff of ATV Midlands, she won the Premier Soprano class and the Victory Shield at the Birmingham Music Festival and applied for a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She was successful, and during the first week, she met the baritone, Christopher Davies. They married in 1963 and later founded the Apollo Group of London. In 1995, Barbara was asked to write a monograph of the French 19th century singer, Pauline Viardot Garcia, and this led to her becoming a published writer in France and later in the UK. Her marriage to Chris lasted fifty-five years and their son, Giles Davies, followed them into the profession. She is now based in Jersey and devotes her time to writing. The sequel to Love and Music - Volume One entitled On with the Show will soon follow. Her debut novel, Truth Will Find a Way, was published by Austin Macauley in 2019.

Author's Books
Love and Music Volume One

This is a joint autobiography of two singers whose lives have run in parallel from 1961 until the present day. It is based on the couple's letters and diaries. They met at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1961 and married in 1963. Love and Music - Volume One illustrates the training, dedic...

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Moonlight and Roses

The year is 1934 and Albert, a singer, meets Dorothy, a pianist, because another pianist has broken his thumb. As children they had grown up during the First World War and had known the Depression, but they were young and life was full of music. They married in 1936 and their daughter, Barbara, was ...

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More Than Music

This is the third part of a joint autobiographical trilogy based on the letters and diaries of two professional singers Christopher Davies and Barbara Kendall-Davies. It also relates to their young son, Giles and his blossoming career as a singer.There is a good deal of music, of course but also man...

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On with the Show

On with the Show follows on from the first volume of Love and Music, a joint autobiography of singers Christopher Davies and Barbara Kendall.In 1965, Barbara graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and joined Chris in the musical profession. They had gotten married in 1963...

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Worlds Within Worlds

Most thinking people pause at times to wonder what life is all about. Where do we come from and where do we go after we shuffle off this mortal coil? Of course, no one has all the answers so we become seekers of truth. Meditation is a good starting point in order to calm the mind and open up channel...

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