Kidner, Michael. (2 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    1996-03-16 and 1996-03-29 and 1996-04-08

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Kidner, Michael, 1917-2009 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Curtis, Penelope, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 2. Description of Michael Kidner's (MK) early childhood with nanny and at nursery school; remarks on his childhood; effect of First World War on his parents; his father's attitude to the General Strike, 1926; his father's attitude to bringing up children; description of the Kidner household routine, and MK's parents' relationship; description of MK's childhood activities, and his views about childhood; recollections of 1930's hunger marches; remarks on provincial upbringing and holidays on the Norfolk coast. MK's attendance at Gresham's School, Bedales, and Pangbourne Nautical College, and his state of health. Discussion of MK's mother's interest in mysticism and Eastern philosophy. Death of MK's father, 1931, and his eldest brothers training in tobacco industry, and as mining engineer; his eldest brother's career as a farmer; description of the family's financial circumstances.

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    Michael Kidner interviewed by Penelope Curtis: full transcript of the interview

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