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They called her l'Appassionata, though her real name was Abigail Rosen. She was the sexiest, most flamboyant violinist on the music scene, adored by her fans and lusted after by every man who heard her play. She was also the loneliest most exploited girl in the world, and when a dramatic suicide attempt destroyed her career as a fiddle player she set her sights on the male-dominated heights of the conductor's rostrum. Taking a conducting course in London, Abby finds friends for the first time in her life- Flora Seymour, a brilliant young viola player, who has never recovered from a school girl affaire with the sexually destructive, international Maestro, Rannaldini; and Marcus Campbell-Black, desperately trying to overcome both asthma and the contempt of his famous father Rupert, and make it as a concert pianist. When Abby gets the chance to take over the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra, the three friends set up house together. Abby is was ecstatic, not realising the RSO is in hock up to its neck and composed of the wildest bunch of musicians every to blow a horn or caress a fiddle. Abby finds it increasingly difficult to control her undisciplined rabble and pretend she is not
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  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 112 x 170 x 36mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552143235
  • 9780552143233

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