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Hardback:The Gustav sonata:2016 The Gustav sonata
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Author: Tremain, Rose
Publication year: 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
ISBN: 9781784740030
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It is the tutor who tells the young Gustav that he must try to be more like a coconut - that he needs a hard shell to protect the softness inside. This is what his native Switzerland has perfected - a shell to protect its neutrality, to keep its people safe. But his beloved friend, Anton, doesn't want to be safe - a gifted pianist, he longs to make his mark on the world outside. On holiday one summer in Davos, the boys stumble across a remote building. Long ago, it was a TB sanitorium; now it is wrecked and derelict. Here, they play a game of life and death, deciding which of their imaginary patients must burn. It becomes their secret. 'The Gustav Sonata' begins in the 1930s, under the shadow of the Second World War, and follows the boys into maturity, and middle age, where their friendship is tested as never before.
Subject/Genre GNR, General
Additional information: 256 pages, hbk
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Talking book - CD:The Gustav sonata, read by Mark Meadows:2016:Unabridged ed
Large print:The Gustav sonata:2017
Paperback:The Gustav sonata:2017
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Intense and poignant and full of longing, this is not a happy tale, yet so well written it is a joy to read. The story follows a timeline allowing you to see the characters grow and develop. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
30/03/18
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West Sussex
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Hardback:Rosie, scenes from a vanished life:2018
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Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
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Resource type: Physical
208 pages (hbk)
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Large print:The Gustav sonata:2017
Author: Tremain, Rose
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Charnwood
Resource type: Physical
354 pages (large print) (hbk)
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148629894X
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Talking book - CD:The American lover and other stories:2016
Author: Tremain, Rose
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Resource type: Physical
6 CDs (6 hr., 14 min.)
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More editions / formats: Paperback
0701185228
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Hardback:The American lover:2014
Author: Tremain, Rose
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
240 pages (hbk)
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Great intensity in these short stories. Some achingly sad themes beautifully told. Master of short s
22/06/17
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West Sussex
0099548437
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Paperback:Merivel, a man of his time:2013
Author: Tremain, Rose
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
400 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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