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  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Cinnamon Press (28 Aug. 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1907090932
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907090936
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 694,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After a career teaching English in further and higher education, Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn, now works as a writer and creative writing tutor. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. Her first novel, UNRAVELLING, published in 2010, won Chapter One Promotions Book Award and The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award for adult fiction and came second in the Rubery Book Award 2011. The judges said it is 'an enjoyable and captivating read', 'well written and intricate', and has 'a compelling narrative and strong dialogue'. Readers say 'I couldn't put it down.'
Lindsay's second novel, THE PIANO PLAYER'S SON, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2013 after winning their Novel Writing Award. A frequent comment from readers: 'I felt bereft when it finished.' Her third novel will be out later in 2015.
Lindsay lives in Worcestershire, where she enjoys walking, singing a cappella and staring into space!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carol on 16 Nov. 2013
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I have just completed The Piano Players Son and feel drained but in a good way. It is a great read. Its been awhile since I felt absolutely compelled to read none stop until I knew the final outcome of a story. How does one define the essence of any secret? We all have them and have shared them but never without some consequence. As of all families each character slots into a role. A role modelled by family influences and history. Lindsay congratulations for such a brilliant portrayal of character's we can all relate to in some ways. I for one have put the book on my Christmas gift list for others to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Smith on 29 Oct. 2013
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Well I'm not an avid reader but I do like intrigue, and this certainly has it! I went to the launch and started to read it later that weekend, and had to read on! A great reflection of real life as I understand it, easy to read, no funny composition and not a lot of re-reading to do, so as an amateur reader ( I only read a few fictions a year) I think this is easily worth the money, and would make a great present too as language is generally fine!The Piano Player's Son
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chrissie on 10 Nov. 2013
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Having read and thoroughly enjoyed this author's first novel, Unravelling, I looked forward to reading The Piano Player's Son. I wasn't disappointed.
An apparently loving and close family come together to share their grief at the sudden loss of their much loved father. But in the immediate aftermath of his death, their mother Eva, imparts a secret to her eldest daughter, Isabel, a secret which is to prove the catalyst to the destruction of the family unit.
Already weakened by their own personal crises the adult children of the family are further thrown into turmoil by jealousy and sibling rivalry. The addition of the secret kept hidden for three decades is the final straw.
Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn is a writer who understands the complexity of family life as well as its fragility and handles her characters and their problems with sensitivity and insight. It is not always a comfortable read and the ending is shocking, but it is compelling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Helen Hollick on 20 May 2014
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It is refreshing to read a well-written and engrossing novel. The cast of characters in The Piano Player's Son is large and complex, but Ms Stanberry-Flynn handles them all like a Maestro conducting a full-size orchestra playing a complex symphony. Wielding her baton (or at least, her keyboard!) she moves from character to character, scene to scene as sublimely as the woodwind fades to the strings and the percussion, with barely a pause between or a misplaced wrong note.

It is not an easy read - by that I mean bereavement is never an easy subject to tackle, and this novel doesn't shy away from the unwelcome power it can bring into the life of a family. There are some deeply moving and sad passages in this novel, a few dark ones as well - if you are looking for a novel to lift the spirits, to raise a smile, this is not it. If you want to read something that is extremely observant, portrays the reality of life and has some very realistic characters and situations then you've found it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MH on 21 Nov. 2013
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This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. The prose is a delight - light, pacy, with some moments of brilliance - and the characters are well drawn and thoroughly believable. The author throws a pebble into a murky pool of family secrets and shows how individual actions have far-reaching and unforeseeable effects for other people. A hugely enjoyable read, and definitely an author to watch out for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Longden on 10 April 2014
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Books and films so often misrepresent death. Everyone is unified in grief, they pull togteher and some good emerges. Author Lindsay Stanberry Flynn is smarter than that though. The opening page tells of the death of a family member, invariably a super-charged emotional event, but the death does not unify, it cleaves the family and divides. It also explores the seldom explored dimension that when we experience death we do so differently, all our eperiences of that person vary and truth can be harder to nail down than you might imagine.

The Piano Player's Son is a nuanced and finely crafted novel that zips along with twists and turns as the plot, and family, unravel, with barely a word wasted. Hugley recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Cox on 18 Nov. 2013
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A story of intrigue and suspense within a family context, the author gets us hooked from the beginning. The characters are vivid - we love them, we hate them - we get wrapped up in their stories. And you will be amazed at the conclusion! A talented writer. I look forward to her next novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna Clements on 15 Nov. 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. Given the subject matter, it was a very easy read and I finished it it a couple of days. The characters are very well drawn, with each strand of the story well interwoven and well paced. I particularly liked the use of location - a number of locations were used within the novel, each as evocative and richly described as the next. There were three point of view characters, and I found it easy to immerse myself within each, and they were all believable and well developed. I may not have agreed with all of their choices, but each character was sympathetic in their own way, if not always entirely likeable. This is a perfect wet weekend read.
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