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Findmypast: Gustav Holst
In 1897 Holst accepted an invitation to conduct the socialist choir in London and fell in love with Miss Isobel Harrison, a new soprano who came to the choir. How she persuaded him to give up living on nuts, get rid of a beard and otherwise bring himself up to date is amusingly told in Imogen Holst’s biography of her father.