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The Music Shop

ISBN 
9780552779456
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R210.00
Published 
April 2018
About the book: 
A story about the triumph of a quiet hero. And how music can bring us back to life. The exquisite and perfectly-pitched new novel from the bestselling author of  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,  Perfect  and  The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.
 
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...
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About the Author

Rachel Joyce is the author of the  Sunday Times  and international bestsellers  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryThe Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy,  and  PerfectThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was short-listed for the Commonwealth Book Prize and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into thirty-six languages. Joyce was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards New Writer of the Year in 2012. She is also the author of the digital short story A Faraway Smell of Lemon  and is the award-winning writer of more than thirty original afternoon plays and classic adaptations for BBC Radio 4. Rachel Joyce lives with her family in Gloucestershire.

Miss Benson's Beetle  is Rachel's latest novel. 

Photograph © Justin Sutcliffe

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