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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (1 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1908800429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908800428
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'[An] up-all-night page-turner... conveying the extraordinary life-saving properties of music, and hope' Observer.

'An extraordinary period of history brought into proximity by a daring novelist... Superbly imagined and brilliantly realised' Lloyd Jones.

'Deserves to be mentioned alongside Jane Smiley, Andrea Levy and Rose Tremai' Sunday Herald.

'Extraordinary ... a symphony on the power of love - the love of music, home, family, city... A triumph on every level' New Zealand Herald.

About the Author

Sarah Quigley is a New Zealand-born novelist, poet and critic. She has a D.Phil. in Literature from the University of Oxford, and has won several awards for her writing. Since winning the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers Residency in 2000, Quigley has been based in Berlin.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Conor Dooley on 1 Sept. 2014
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I really enjoyed this - a fictionalised account of the writing of Shostakovich's famous Leningrad Symphony. Brings the reader right into the middle of the famous siege of the city, and both imagines and describes how various real-life characters might have lived during that awful time. Like the symphony itself, uplifting and great.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Ann Hayes on 2 Dec. 2013
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This beautifully written story, quiet and moving ,.realistically portraits a boy moving from a humble agricultural background to a world of learning. Although he becomes part of academic life he can never leave his background of low expectation behind and this influences his life and marriage as well as his career.
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