Mary Garden's Story

Mary Garden's Story

Mary Garden's Story

Mary Garden's Story

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It is late in December of 1949. I have just completed my first late tour of America and I am seated here in my room in the Hotel Pierre of New York. In a few short weeks I shall join my sisters Aggie and Amy in my beloved Aberdeen and then, late in 1950, I shall come back to speak again to the great American public.

It is strange, this business of being a talker-for me, at any rate. I had never addressed the public before except as a singer. I had been Mélisande, Louise, Salomé, Thais--never Mary Garden. For the first time in my life I have faced the public as myself, and I have found it fun. I have felt that these wonderful people were with me as if they were all sitting in my drawing room in Aberdeen.

And now I want my readers to feel that they are with me . . .

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