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The Resource Music and freedom, Zoë Morrison

Music and freedom, Zoë Morrison

Label
Music and freedom
Title
Music and freedom
Statement of responsibility
Zoë Morrison
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gripping and beautifully written novel that brings to mind Notes on a Scandal and Elizabeth is Missing. Alice Haywood is born on an orange farm in country New South Wales. She begins playing the piano when she is three, taught by her English mother who is unhappy in Australia and in a desolate, violent marriage. When Alice is seven, her mother, desperate for her daughter to leave if she can't, sends her to boarding school in the bleak north of England, and there Alice stays for the next ten years. Then she's offered a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London. That year, on a summer school in Oxford, she meets Edward, an economics professor, who sweeps her off her feet. But underneath his suave demeanor,Edward is a damaged man. He traps her into marriage and Alice is stuck, oppressed by his cruelty, in the Oxford home he has bought for her. After a disastrous recital of Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto, she stops playing and her dreams of becoming a concert pianist evaporate. Alice and Edward have a son, Richard, whom she adores. He too is a talented musician. But as Richard grows up he becomes more and more distant, and ultimately Alice can't find it in herself to carry on. Then she starts to hear the most beautiful music coming from the walls of her house. Inspiring and unusual, this novel's love story is that of a woman who must embrace life again if she is to survive. With a wonderful cast led by Alice, the novel explores the dark terrain of violence and the transformative powers of music, and love
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1977-
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Morrison, Zoë
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
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  • Pianists
  • College teachers
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Music and freedom, Zoë Morrison
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1839127
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
x, 447 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525234088
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Music and freedom, Zoë Morrison
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1839127
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
x, 447 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525234088
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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