Donna Freed with Polly Samson, author of A Theatre for Dreamers
Her vivid memoirs of this time have been beautifully reissued by Muswell Press with forwards by Polly Samson. In Samson's 2020 novel, A Theatre for Dreamers, Charmian Clift is a central character.
Mermaid Singing and Peel Me a Lotus are personal and travel memoirs that feel as fresh and crisp as when they were written but also serve as time travel, back to a time before mass travel.
Inspired by one of the lines that the fictional Charmian said in A Theatre for Dreamers, Polly Samson wrote the lyrics to the song Yes, I Have Ghosts, sung here by her husband, Pink Floyd vocalist and guitarist David Gilmour and their daughter Romany Gilmour.
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