The Music Shop

The Music Shop

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 22/03/2018
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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

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552779456
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 251g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 22 mm

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The Music Shop
What a delightful and enjoyable read "The Music Shop" by Rachel Joyce is! It doesn't demand constant attention or keep you awake at night, it's just a lov... READ MORE
A Mother’s Musings
The Music Shop
Holiday Read.
Set in the 1980's, Franks passion for music shines through in this novel. As many things are moving fast and Cd's are coming in to their own, Frank refuses... READ MORE
Milton of Campsie  Annie
The Music Shop
Mixed feelings...
It is a truly lovely concept of a book, but unfortunately if you are one for an even vagualy satisfying ending, you will not like this book very much. The ... READ MORE
Eleanor Cazaly
The Music Shop
An absolute delight of a book where I fell in love with all the characters - but mostly Frank the lead character. I had to limit my time with this book as ... READ MORE
marsha atkins
The Music Shop
Melancholic but could have been more
It is 1988 and on a dead-end street in a run-down suburb there is a small music shop, jam-packed with records of every kind. Like a beacon, the shop attrac... READ MORE