Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Lost Pianos of Siberia
Foyalty 57

The Lost Pianos of Siberia (Hardback)

£18.99
Usually despatched within 2 days.

Synopsis

A Sunday Times 'MUST READ'



'Stunningly written... This is a wonderful book.' SUNDAY TIMES



'An extraordinary, cadenced journey into music, exile and landscape.' EDMUND DE WAAL

_______________



Siberia's story is traditionally one of exiles, penal colonies and unmarked graves. Yet there is another tale to tell.



Dotted throughout this remote land are pianos - grand instruments created during the boom years of the nineteenth century, and humble, Soviet-made uprights that found their way into equally modest homes. They tell the story of how, ever since entering Russian culture under the influence of Catherine the Great, piano music has run through the country like blood.



How these pianos travelled into this snow-bound wilderness in the first place is testament to noble acts of fortitude by governors, adventurers and exiles. That stately instruments might still exist in such a hostile landscape is remarkable. That they are still capable of making music in far-flung villages is nothing less than a miracle.



But this is Siberia, where people can endure the worst of the world - and where music reveals a deep humanity in the last place on earth you would expect to find it.

_______________



'A sparkling debut by an outstanding and gifted author. A brilliant guide to Russia of the past and the present, set around an extraordinary search for the heart, soul and lost keyboards of centuries gone by.' PETER FRANKOPAN



'A masterpiece of modern travel literature with words that sing from its pages. A definitive exploration of Russia's wild east.' LEVISON WOOD

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyMusic & DanceSheet MusicTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 06/02/2020 ISBN-13: 9780857524942  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 days. Add to Basket

Sophy Roberts is a British writer whose work focuses on the wild places from Papua New Guinea to the Congo. She began her career assisting the writer Jessica Mitford, and trained in journalism at Columbia University in New York. She regularly contributes to the Financial Times and the US edition of Conde Nast Traveler, among others. The Lost Pianos of Siberia is her first book.

More books by Sophy Roberts

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery Free Free 3-5 Days
UK First Class £3.75 £0.00 1-2 Days
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop Free Free From 2 hours
Click and Collect Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Walls of Jerusalem: Preserving ...
(Paperback)
Alan Balfour
 
 
£35.50
 
Women vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise...
(Hardback)
Helen O'Hara
 
 
£18.99
 
The Quick Fix: how social psychology...
(Hardback)
Jesse Singal
 
 
£20.00
 
Feminism for Women: The Real Route to...
(Paperback)
Julie Bindel
 
 
£9.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close