LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

The Music Shop

by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop Synopsis

From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: ' A beautiful novel, a tonic for the soul and a complete joy to read.' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep. 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 ... 'Hits all the right notes...a love story that's as much about the silences between words as what is said - the spaces between people that can be filled with mystery, confusion and misunderstanding as well as hope. Observer A BBC RADIO 4 'BOOK AT BEDTIME'.

The Music Shop Press Reviews

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 Tin Man Her speciality is writing with empathy on the quirkier aspects of life...[The Music Shop] has the feel of a summer hit: warm-hearted, unusual and romantic, with a sense of hope pervading all manner of misfortunes... Joyce's gift is in using simple language to convey profound observations on human nature. -- Will Hodgkinson * The Times * 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 Rachel Joyce hits all the right notes with her love letter to vinyl... This is the most beautiful ode to music, community and love, that overflows with charm and warmth. -- Jane Craddock * The Sun * [Joyce] writes with unquestionable charm and and with her considerable heart never far from her sleeve. Joyce's charm and good-heartedness remain undiminished, as does her ability to create a highly appealing, semi-magical world... and to make us root for her characters all the way. -- James Walton * The Daily Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552779456
Publication date: 22nd March 2018
Author: Rachel Joyce
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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, The Music Shop and a collection of interlinked short stories, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her books have been translated into thirty-six languages and two are in development for film. 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. ...

More About Rachel Joyce

More Books By Rachel Joyce

Cover for The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
Cover for A Snow Garden and Other Stories by Rachel Joyce
Cover for A Snow Garden and Other Stories by Rachel Joyce
View All Books By Rachel Joyce

Share this book