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'If your child seems headed for a glorious career in the arts, how hard
should you push her or him? Having explored a similar topic in last
year's enjoyable Rites of Spring, pianist and music journalist Duchen
considers the impact a prodigy can have on an average middle-class
family in her second novel. The Buxton-based Bradleys boast at their
core the pitch-per(Classic FM Magazine)
I have come late to the party for 'Alicia's Gift', which was given to me by a most musical friend who had even attended a concert last year featuring Viv McLean on piano and the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Katharine Kirby
The trials and tribulations of living with (and/or being) a gifted child prodigy are laid bare in this novel. The story feels real, believable, written from the heart. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Misskin
I enjoyed this book but felt rather let down by the rushed ending. Read this as a book club choice and rated it overall as 7 out of 10.Published 22 months ago by Liz Oliver
From the moment you open this book and find that the infant Alicia has a special gift, the plot of this novel holds no surprises. Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2011 by Deborah Swift
I was looking on the libary shelf looking what to read,as a male i usually read crime i.e. stieg larsson. Read morePublished on 29 July 2009 by itchybeard
I responded to a 'tip-off' about Jessica Duchen's novels, and what a brilliant piece of advice!?
I stormed though the book as I couldn't put it down, and the emotional climax... Read more