Thirty Men & a Girl

by Elisabeth Parry

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Elisabeth Parry, Thirty Men and a Girl, features Paiforce, London Opera Players, Staff Band of the Royal Army Medical Corps, and much, much more

“Six generations of young singers have been inspired and nurtured at a crucial stage of their careers by Elisabeth Parry and the London Opera Players.”

Tom Hawkes

“Some of my happiest musical memories are of the days I would be involved with the London Opera Players. Elisabeth Parry always managed to assemble such delightful teams – co-operative, compatible and talented, a pleasure to work with.”

Antony Hopkins, CBE FRCM

“Elisabeth Parry’s book should make fascinating reading for anyone interested in music, mountains, the Second World War, and especially her life work, London Opera Players.”

Josephine Veasey, CBE, Hon RAM

“Elisabeth Parry is a marvel. In venues spread countrywide, against all odds, with her enthusiasm and inspiration we somehow managed to play operas to audiences who would otherwise maybe never have had the opportunity. They don’t make them like that anymore!”

Richard Balcombe, conductor, London Opera Players

“A wonderfully entertaining account of an indomitable spirit and a uniquely full life…brought the very best of live performances to thousands who would otherwise never have heard a note of opera, and who will now love reading about it all.”

Edwin Glasgow, QC, CBE



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“Elisabeth Parry’s fascinating memoir fills an important gap in British operatic history.”

Lord Skidelsky


“…very interesting book…can only add to the history of our country. May I wish you every success.”

Dame Vera Lynn

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Elisabeth Parry is also a poet. Her Reflections in Verse, published by Ellingham Press, is available from the author for £7 plus p&p. All sales proceeds go to the volunteers who manage the Great Barn at Wanborough, a medieval barn. Email author for details.