Hope and Glory: A Life of Dame Clara Butt by Maurice Leonard
Approx. 67,450 words.
Published on February 1, 2013 by
Dame Clara Butt (1872-1936) was one of the most celebrated singers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, a symbol of the glory of a Britain on whose Empire the sun never set. Standing an Amazonian 6'2" tall, Clara had a glorious contralto voice of such power that when she sang in Dover, Sir Thomas Beecham swore she could be heard in Calais.