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the first of four children to...

 

here in britain young men used to call young women birds

 

we called young women birds because young men and small boys would be at home doing nothing in particular when, from another room, a spontaneous burst of happiness caused a small boy's mother or a young man's wife to start singing their favourite song

 

it was just like a bird had flown into the house and started singing

 

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