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For Christmas…The Sound of Music Companion


Sound of MusicToday’s recommendation for Christmas gifts is…. The Sound of Music Companion by Laurence Maslon. Hold on a minute – don’t move on yet. This is something my mum would love. For Brits, watching movies like The Sound of Music and The Great Escape are an essential part of Christmas. They are rerun again and again and again. I’m no fan of The Sound of Music but I must have seen it from start to finish at least 10-12 times. I can remember most of the words to most of the songs – “Doe, a deer, a female deer. Ray, a drop of golden sun, Me, a name I call myself, Far, a long, long way to run.”

My mother went to the cinema to see The Sound of Music on the week it came out. Imagine that? I’ve only ever known the movie to be shown on TV on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

Any way, this book – I’m sure it’s great if you love Julie, Christopher Plummer and those singing children. There’s 150 photos from the film, lyrics to all the songs (you know them all any way), a guide to the movie locations, and lots, lots more.

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Richard Davies

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