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GUEST,Guest - Lin Fiction Books about folk singers (58* d) RE: Fiction Books about folk singers 20 Sep 10


To Lin in Kansas:

All I can remember is that is was a short story about a young woman living in London who wanted to become a folk singer, but it was not a mystery or fantasy book. It was such a long time ago when I read this book that I borrowed from a very small library in London, England. It was also not related to anything Scottish (some people have posted about a Scottish related book or story).

Just a story about this young woman wanting to be a folk singer and going to different clubs (all fictious club names) and I guess about her life in London but definitely not mystery or celtic, etc.)

I only wish that the library in Cricklewood area of London would have been able to track it down but it was a book that they probably didn't have on the shelfs anymore and the librarian said there was no one working there now that was working there in the early 70's.

You know it was just a little book that I checked out of the library because of the cover (showing a drawing of a girl with long black hair playing guitar) and no, it was not Joan Baez or Buffy St. Marie as this book was a fictional story and no actual real folk singer's names were mentioned. I was and am a hugh Joan Baez fan and also like Buffy St. Marie but this story was not about them at all.
It was not about a real folk singer.

But it was not anything related to Scotland as I do recall that in the story the girl lived in London but she was not from England or America. It seemed like she was from India or some other country but not UK, not Canada and not America, and once again it was not about an actual folk singer who was real. (also not Shusha Guppy either).

I really wish I had more to go on but I only just recently thought about this book again and at the time I read it, (I was a teenager), I didn't write down the name of the book, author etc. not thinking that some day, 30 plus years later that I might be curious about it again.

So I appreciate all who have tried to help out but I have read all the posts and none are the right ones. Lot of posts about books that were published many years after this book would have been.

This book would have been published around the late 60's or early 70's (AT THE LATEST)! Many people have been posting messages about books that were published a long time after this book would have been.

However, I do appreciate learning of other related books.

Thank you,
Lin


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