Songs of Triumphant Love Paperback – 9 Jul 2009
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'Jessica Duchen writes about families, the arts and their sometimes devastating combination with such skill and passion that her books are unputdownable. It is very rarely that I find a new writer whose work I love so much.' (Katie Fforde)
'Startlingly original book . . . [Duchen's] story is not just a tale of universal human emotion but a symphony to the offbeat melodies of modern life' (Lancaster Evening Post)
'A touching story of family relationships' (Woman)
'This is a very well written study of the problem of being and having a child prodigy . . . it's a gripping read and it's very easy to get caught up in the excitement of wanting Alicia to succeed . . . I enjoyed this book a lot' (Muso on Alicia's Gift)
'Jessica Duchen's debut novel is captivating, imaginative and fascinating . . . The pace builds powerfully to a dramatic and ultimately very moving conclusion. Completely gripping!' (Tasmin Little on Rites of Spring)
'Jessica Duchen demonstrates her skill at weaving a complex study of relationships within a narrative rooted in the classical music world...recommended..' (Classical Music Magazine)
'Jessica Duchen has crafted a riveting drama set within the arts world . . . For fans of Joanna Trollope and Russian composers alike.' (Classic FM Magazine on Rites of Spring)
"...Duchen's novel of music and memory bulges with fruity treats...a saga whose passion for music, Hungary and history sings out on every page" (Boyd Tonkin on 'Hungarian Dances')
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I can't recommend this book highly enough and have already bought copies for my daughter and a friend.
I'm used to reading Duchen's musical critiques, but this is the first of her novels that I have read. A versatile writer who deserves high praise.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Jessicas books. I love how she writes, how intimate she is. I found this less of her four books to grip me, because the story was not engaging enough to me. Read morePublished on 9 April 2011 by itchybeard
This is the only book by Jessica Duchen I've come across but am now going to search out more.It's a compelling read which draws you in,wanting to find out what happens next. Read morePublished on 8 April 2011 by Amazon Customer
So absorbing, it's only after you've finished and been able to put the book down that you realise how much you've learned about lives unlike your own and on what a journey you've... Read morePublished on 9 Sept. 2009 by A Customer
Jessica Duchen's new book, "Songs of Triumphant Love," the title of which refers to a short story by Turgenev, is another of her well-made novels, with characters that you find... Read morePublished on 29 Aug. 2009 by Barbara J. Barling