Castles in the Air The Story of My Singing Days

front cover of "Castles in the Air The Story of My Singing Days"
E.J. Pratt Library


Viola Tree


A collection of letters, extracts from diaries, photographs and prose reminiscences, Tree's book provides an account of the time in her life when she made the transition from actress to singer. Although it isn't a terribly experimental autobiography, the fragmentary form and the depiction of life in the performing arts, as well as Tree's often pompous but nearly always entertaining style make it a valuable book among the Press's autobiographies. Tree writes that her memoir was written in part because she was "not likely to be famous enough for posterity" and felt that she might as well print her letters and diaries partly for her "own edification" and partly for "the amusement of others."



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