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Only Connect - Benjamin Britten <> Eric Fenby

How are these sitters connected?

Benjamin Britten
by Sarah Fanny Hockey
circa 1920
NPG 5137

Eric William Fenby; Yehudi Menuhin
by Unknown photographer
1970s
NPG x27595

The connection
Eric Fenby worked as amanuensis to the blind Delius, helping him produce his 3rd Violin Sonata.

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

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