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The Music Room Hardcover – 3 Apr 2009

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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; 1st edition (3 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330444409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330444408
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 695,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A small masterpiece, a tribute to the power of place, family and memory, and to a childhood that was part idyll, part nightmare'
-- Daily Telegraph - '50 Best Summer Reads'

'Fiennes has produced something very fine in this tender but unsentimental memorial to his brother, his home and his family.'
-- Independent on Sunday

'Fiennes has written a small masterpiece, a tribute to the power of place, family and memory.'
-- 50 Best Summer Reads, Daily Telegraph

'Filled with tender detail, humour and wisdom, this is a sensuous tribute to place, memory and the permanence of love' -- Able magazine

'It is a small gem about those important ties that bind.'
-- Daily Express

'Nostalgic, evocative and written with a very English restraint' -- Psychologies magazine

'That gentle soul William Fiennes... has now written The Music Room, a poignant memoir about the loss of a sibling.' -- The Sunday Telegraph

'The Music Room is beautifully written, and by turns lyrical, nostalgic and surprising. It is also unusual. There are many memoirs in the world and there are many accounts of scientific progress but there are precious few books that do both as well as Fiennes's does. Oliver Sacks's work springs to mind, of course, though his books, marvellous as they are, aren't nearly as accomplished as this one. The way that Fiennes deploys and marshals language here really is quite exceptional... This is a brilliant work that combines social observation, personal testimony and medical history in a unique, fresh and utterly captivating way.'
-- Carlo Gébler, Irish Times

'Twin threads intertwine in this memoir of family, home and filial love, which is beautifully written' -- Psychologies magazine

'William Fiennes writes about growing up in an extraordinary English castle along with his brother, Richard, who had epilepsy.' -- The Irish Times


'That gentle soul William Fiennes... has now written The Music Room, a poignant memoir about the loss of a sibling.'

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