The Siren's Song

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No other simple sound holds us in its thrall like that of the siren. Whether it's the baleful wail of the air raid siren heralding destruction, the insistent yelp of an ambulance casting its cry into the city streets or the mythical creatures luring sailors to their doom, the song of a siren changes us, sometimes forever. Peter White sets off to discover just what it is about these particular sounds that captivate and repel us at the same time.