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A Note In Music

A Note In Music

Grace Fairfax lives with her dull, conventional husband Tom in a grey manufacturing town in the north of England. At thirty-four she finds that her external life of dreary routine fails to match up to her lush, wistful and dreamy internal life. Norah, her energetic and chaotic friend, is equally settled in her own marriage to an irritable university professor.

Then Hugh Miller and his sister Claire descend upon the quiet town. On all four, the hypnotic charm of these two visitors exerts an enchanting spell. And after their departure, life – having been violently disrupted – will never be quite the same again . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 7th June 2001

Price: £15

ISBN-13: 9780860682486

Reviews

She uses words with the enjoyment and mastery with which Renoir used to paint.
Rebecca West
A Note In Music

A Note In Music

Grace Fairfax lives with her dull, conventional husband Tom in a grey manufacturing town in the north of England. At thirty-four she finds that her external life of dreary routine fails to match up to her lush, wistful and dreamy internal life. Norah, her energetic and chaotic friend, is equally settled in her own marriage to an irritable university professor.

Then Hugh Miller and his sister Claire descend upon the quiet town. On all four, the hypnotic charm of these two visitors exerts an enchanting spell. And after their departure, life – having been violently disrupted – will never be quite the same again . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 7th June 2001

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780860682486

Reviews

A novelist in the grand tradition... the first writer to filter her stories through a woman's feelings and perceptions
Anita Brookner
She makes a mood, an atmosphere, which is only hers and is never forgotten ... the inner voice of women talking to themselves about their love affairs, knowing that it's hopeless, having to go ahead anyway, expecting the end as soon as it begins
SUNDAY TIMES
Well worth discovering
OBSERVER
She is immensely readable, acute, passionate, funny and original
Elizabeth Jane Howard
A Note In Music

A Note In Music

Grace Fairfax lives with her dull, conventional husband Tom in a grey manufacturing town in the north of England. At thirty-four she finds that her external life of dreary routine fails to match up to her lush, wistful and dreamy internal life. Norah, her energetic and chaotic friend, is equally settled in her own marriage to an irritable university professor.

Then Hugh Miller and his sister Claire descend upon the quiet town. On all four, the hypnotic charm of these two visitors exerts an enchanting spell. And after their departure, life – having been violently disrupted – will never be quite the same again . . .
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 7th June 2001

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780860682486

Reviews

A novelist in the grand tradition... the first writer to filter her stories through a woman's feelings and perceptions
Anita Brookner
She makes a mood, an atmosphere, which is only hers and is never forgotten ... the inner voice of women talking to themselves about their love affairs, knowing that it's hopeless, having to go ahead anyway, expecting the end as soon as it begins
SUNDAY TIMES
Well worth discovering
OBSERVER
She is immensely readable, acute, passionate, funny and original
Elizabeth Jane Howard
A Note In Music

A Note In Music

Grace Fairfax lives with her dull, conventional husband Tom in a grey manufacturing town in the north of England. At thirty-four she finds that her external life of dreary routine fails to match up to her lush, wistful and dreamy internal life. Norah, her energetic and chaotic friend, is equally settled in her own marriage to an irritable university professor.

Then Hugh Miller and his sister Claire descend upon the quiet town. On all four, the hypnotic charm of these two visitors exerts an enchanting spell. And after their departure, life – having been violently disrupted – will never be quite the same again . . .
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 7th June 2001

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780860682486

Reviews

A novelist in the grand tradition... the first writer to filter her stories through a woman's feelings and perceptions
Anita Brookner
She makes a mood, an atmosphere, which is only hers and is never forgotten ... the inner voice of women talking to themselves about their love affairs, knowing that it's hopeless, having to go ahead anyway, expecting the end as soon as it begins
SUNDAY TIMES
Well worth discovering
OBSERVER
She is immensely readable, acute, passionate, funny and original
Elizabeth Jane Howard
A Note In Music

A Note In Music

Grace Fairfax lives with her dull, conventional husband Tom in a grey manufacturing town in the north of England. At thirty-four she finds that her external life of dreary routine fails to match up to her lush, wistful and dreamy internal life. Norah, her energetic and chaotic friend, is equally settled in her own marriage to an irritable university professor.

Then Hugh Miller and his sister Claire descend upon the quiet town. On all four, the hypnotic charm of these two visitors exerts an enchanting spell. And after their departure, life – having been violently disrupted – will never be quite the same again . . .
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 7th June 2001

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780860682486

Reviews

A novelist in the grand tradition... the first writer to filter her stories through a woman's feelings and perceptions
Anita Brookner
She makes a mood, an atmosphere, which is only hers and is never forgotten ... the inner voice of women talking to themselves about their love affairs, knowing that it's hopeless, having to go ahead anyway, expecting the end as soon as it begins
SUNDAY TIMES
Well worth discovering
OBSERVER
She is immensely readable, acute, passionate, funny and original
Elizabeth Jane Howard
A Note In Music

A Note In Music

Grace Fairfax lives with her dull, conventional husband Tom in a grey manufacturing town in the north of England. At thirty-four she finds that her external life of dreary routine fails to match up to her lush, wistful and dreamy internal life. Norah, her energetic and chaotic friend, is equally settled in her own marriage to an irritable university professor.

Then Hugh Miller and his sister Claire descend upon the quiet town. On all four, the hypnotic charm of these two visitors exerts an enchanting spell. And after their departure, life – having been violently disrupted – will never be quite the same again . . .
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 7th June 2001

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780860682486

Reviews

A novelist in the grand tradition... the first writer to filter her stories through a woman's feelings and perceptions
Anita Brookner
She makes a mood, an atmosphere, which is only hers and is never forgotten ... the inner voice of women talking to themselves about their love affairs, knowing that it's hopeless, having to go ahead anyway, expecting the end as soon as it begins
SUNDAY TIMES
Well worth discovering
OBSERVER
She is immensely readable, acute, passionate, funny and original
Elizabeth Jane Howard
A Note In Music

A Note In Music

Grace Fairfax lives with her dull, conventional husband Tom in a grey manufacturing town in the north of England. At thirty-four she finds that her external life of dreary routine fails to match up to her lush, wistful and dreamy internal life. Norah, her energetic and chaotic friend, is equally settled in her own marriage to an irritable university professor.

Then Hugh Miller and his sister Claire descend upon the quiet town. On all four, the hypnotic charm of these two visitors exerts an enchanting spell. And after their departure, life – having been violently disrupted – will never be quite the same again . . .
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 7th June 2001

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780860682486