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Peter the Flautist

Dark Puss, who is fond of star gazing when he is in central Scotland, rather fancies a romance with a Scottish Gothic Vampyr, but I suspect that isn't quite what you intend here. As a great admirer of J S Bach I think the cobweb analogy is an interesting one to which I will give further thought. Do any 20/21 century composers appear in the descriptions? From reading this book you will understand why I almost always listen to music (especially live music) with my eyes shut (and I also wish the rest of the audience would go away too).

Linda Gillard

Peter, as the author, may I comment? The main composer featured in the book is Rautavaara. (The Cantus Arcticus.) Poulenc also gets a mention. (The organ concerto.)

Thanks Cornflower, for a lovely review! I'm pleased someone's homed in on the music. This synaesthetic aspect was one of the things that most interested me when I was writing the book.

Peter the Flautist

Dear Linda Gillard, thank you very much for your response. I am listening to part of Cantus Articus as I type this (but with my eyes open sadly!). If my library has a copy of this book I'll have a go at reading it. I have read Emotional Geology. Thank you, Peter

Danielle

Lovely review Cornflower. I plan on reading this as well.

Charity

Thanks for the recommendation! This hasn't been released here yet, but I've marked it for later. :0)

Susie Vereker

Interesting review. I've just ordered Linda's book. I know her, of course, as she was a fellow Transita author. (I've re-blogged about Sicily at your request!)

Ruth

describing architecture as "frozen music" is usually attributed to Goethe

Margaret Powling

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you for praising my friend Linda's book so highly. It's thoroughly deserved as she's a fine novelist. I've known Linda for more than 20 years and I don't know anyone who has worked harder at perfecting the craft of novelist. I hope this book sells by the shed load as, in my opinion, it's her best to date. As the Irish comedian says: it's a cracker!

Lyn Baines

This is a wonderful book, I can't recommend it highly enough. Glorious romance, a real, prickly, not always likeable heroine & a gorgeous hero, Edinburgh & Skye - what more could you want? Thank you Cornflower for a lovely review.

Lesley

I bought Emotional Geology on your recommendation and absolutely loved it. It spoke to me on a number of levels. How can I resist another book partly set in Skye? Happy happy happy. Love the flowers btw. :)

Simon T

I've just started reading this... response when done, of course, but if it's half as great as A Lifetime Burning..!

Elaine

I have just started this and am already loving it. In my opinion, Linda gets better with each book

Hazel

I read this on a rain-bound day in a self-catering cottage in Achintraid, Scotland, a few weeks back. I too especially appreciated the music references -I know and love the Poulenc organ concerto and bought Cantus Articus on my return - I'm absolutely blown away by it, thank you so much Linda - both for the book and the music!

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