The Music Shop (Paperback)
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The Music Shop (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 22/03/2018
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A cherished music shop faces closure by heartless developers. Rachel Joyce triumphs in this tale of kindly, fragile souls facing the destruction of all they cherish; hugely human, hugely moving.

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: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 127 mm


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'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 

'[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

'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 

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“Brilliant!!!”

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 lovely nostalgic story that makes you feel so... More

Paperback edition
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“A beautiful moving love story to capture your heart.”

There are many out there that love Rachel Joyce and her books and the characters she creates I count myself as being a big fan. How many of you read and loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry or The Love Song of... More

Hardback edition
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Emma Smith at Bedford

“Simply stunning”

Once again, Rachel Joyce has written a book that is heart warming, entertaining, beautiful and utter perfection. I adored ‘The Music Shop’ and didn’t want it to end. The writing is exquisite, every page just sings... More

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