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One undeniable thing about Jennifer Vyvyan is that she was much loved by her public – sometimes to excess in that she had one or two fans who, according to her diaries, carried their enthusiasm to the point of stalking her.

An example of extreme devotion was the cuttings book compiled by one admirer and then sent to her. (To browse through the book, click on image below then turn the pages by clicking and dragging.)

That book touchingly indicates the depth of response she drew from audiences. But of perhaps greater significance are the notes and letters sent to her by fellow-musicians and other professionals in her own world.

Chief among them was Britten who may have cooled toward her at some point in the 1960s (see THE BRITTEN CONNECTION) but at other times showered her with affectionate, admiring correspondence.




Other fans within the business were the pianist Gerald Moore, the singer Astra Desmond, and composer Margaret Hubicki.



Correspondents from the worlds of broadcasting and newspapers included Peter Morely, director of the televised Turn of the Screw, Frank Barker, librettist of the TV opera Spur of the Moment, and other prominent figures.




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