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Nanci Griffith: Little Love Affairs

Len Brown, New Musical Express, 12 March 1988

SHE'S THE very picture of vulnerability. The little girl stands – bobby sox, blazer, hair-band, sprig of blue bonnets in hand – by the window, in the corner. She's flanked by prize possessions: McMurty's Texasville, the Everlys' singles, her first teapot and mug, maybe Carson McCullers' The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter.... It's like a freeze-frame of Nanci Griffiths' formative years.

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