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From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a new novel about learning how to listen and how to feel; and about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds. Because in the end, music can save us all ... 1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk - as long as it's vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann. Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music. His instinct is to turn and run. And yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with her pea-green coat and her eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems. And Frank has old wounds that threaten to re-open and a past he will never leave behind ... LISTEN WHILE YOU READ! Follow the following links for specially collated The Music Shop playlists: The Music Shop playlist: bit.ly/TheMusicShopPlaylist Father Anthony: bit.ly/FatherAnthonyPlaylist Kit: bit.ly/KitsPlaylist Maud: bit.ly/MaudsPlaylist Hector: bit.ly/HectorsPlaylistshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 25mm | 437g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • DOUBLEDAY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857521934
  • 9780857521934
  • 14,285

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"A beautiful novel, a tonic for the soul and a complete joy to read." -- Joanna Canon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep "Rachel Joyce tells wonderful stories. In her hands, ordinary lives are given dignity and triumph. She is a champion of humanity, and The Music Shop is no exception. It is a joyous love song that pulses with hope and benevolence and laughter." -- Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit and The Tin Man "The Music Shop is wonderful - a tender and moving love story which captures brilliantly the healing, redemptive power of music and its ability to console, empower and reassure. I adored it." -- Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us "Nobody writes with quite that mixture of clear eyed humanity and downright authorial mischief that Rachel Joyce brings to The Music Shop" -- Patrick Gale * twitter * ""BEST SUMMER READS: I loved this moving story about the healing power of music." * Woman&Home *show more

About Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, and a collection of interlinked short stories, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her work has been translated into thirty-six languages. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Rachel was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards `New Writer of the Year' in December 2012 and shortlisted for the `UK Author of the Year' 2014. Rachel has also written over twenty original afternoon plays and adaptations of the classics for BBC Radio 4, including all the Bronte novels. She moved to writing after a long career as an actor, performing leading roles for the RSC, the National Theatre and Cheek by Jowl.show more

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"A beautiful novel, a tonic for the soul and a complete joy to read." Joanna Canon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 20170609show more

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