The Music Shop - Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop

By Rachel Joyce

  • Release Date: 2017-07-13
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 72 Ratings

Description

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

RACHEL JOYCE'S NEW NOVEL, MISS BENSON'S BEETLE, IS OUT NOW.

Reviews

  • Wonderful read

    5
    By DavidMo
    This book really captures the history and magic of music on vinyl and those people who love it. A great story with a nostalgic look at a time before downloads, when an album was a possession not a computerised file. David Moffitt