The Song House

by Trezza Azzopardi

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Family Drama eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of The Song House

 

June 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.

 

The fourth novel from Welsh author Trezza Azzopardi, The Song House combines lyricism with a compelling slowburner of a plot. When mousey Maggie takes on the job of cataloguing the music collection of local eccentric Kenneth Earl, a menacing connection from the past comes to the fore – and the story builds into an exhilarating climax.

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The Song House Synopsis

When Kenneth Earl realises his memory is failing, he advertises for someone to help him catalogue his vast collection of music, and so create a record of his life. Maggie, the final candidate, is his last hope. But he doesn't guess, when he gives her the job, that the archive will be as much about her past as his -- because this isn't the first time that Maggie has been to Earl House, and it's no coincidence that she applied for the post . . . 'Slowly, and in Azzopardi's melodic, lyrical prose the secrets of Maggie's childhood are revealed, full of loss and longing, unfaithful loves and bad choices' Marie Claire 'Not just a good read, but a fireworks display of true talent. A Fred and Ginger extravaganza - and an unforgettable dance' The Scotsman 'Azzopardi is an accomplished writer, beautifully weaving the past into the present until her words literally sing off the page' Stylist magazine Book of the Week

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780330461047
Publication date: 1st April 2011
Author: Trezza Azzopardi
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Primary Genre Family Drama
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ISBN: 9780330461047
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780330461030
Publication date: 07/05/2010
Format: Hardback

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Publication date: 07/05/2010
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About Trezza Azzopardi

Trezza Azzopardi was born in Cardiff and lives in Norwich. She is the author of The Hiding Place, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000, and Remember Me.

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