Love is Blind

Love is Blind

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/05/2019
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Synopsis

When Brodie Moncur is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future - and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum. Moving from Paris to St Petersburg to Edinburgh and back again, Brodie's love for Lika and its dangerous consequences pursue him around Europe and beyond, during an era of overwhelming change as the 19th century becomes the 20th. Love is Blind is a tale of dizzying passion and brutal revenge; of artistic endeavour and the illusions it creates; of all the possibilities that life can offer, and how cruelly they can be snatched away. At once an intimate portrait of one man's life and an expansive exploration of the beginning of the twentieth century, Love is Blind is a masterly new novel from one of Britain's best loved storytellers.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241295922
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 269g
  • Dimensions: 200 x 132 x 24 mm

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Love is Blind
Is William Boyd too important to have an editor?
After the disappointment which was Brazzaville Beach, I stepped into another William Boyd book with some trepidation. And boy was it bad. The set-up is... READ MORE
bearsall
Love is Blind
Brilliant read
I bought this book just before I went on holiday and have really enjoyed it, having finished it in just under a week. The subtle relationships between th... READ MORE
Greta Dennis
Love is Blind
I loved the storyline but...
'Love is Blind' tells the story of Brodie Moncur who is a talented piano tuner and travels to Paris for a promotion in a reputable piano shop where his pat... READ MORE
M Cooke
Love is Blind
Love and Revenge at the turn of the 19th Century
Normally I would fall into raptures about a William Boyd novel but, I'm sorry to say, I struggled with this one. It's the story of Brodie Moncur, a Scotti... READ MORE
Mary Price
Love is Blind
I wasn't expecting you, Mr Boyd...
Whilst always being aware of William Boyd and thinking I knew what type of writer he is, Love is Blind is the first novel of his which I have read. I had a... READ MORE
Rebecca Masterman