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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
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2016.
ISBN: 1784740039 9781784740030 (hbk): 16.99
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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.
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Talking book - CD:The Gustav sonata:2016.:Unabridged ed.
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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Large print:Rosie : scenes from a vanished life.:2019.
Author: Tremain, Rose.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Charnwood,
Resource type: Physical
186 pages (large print)
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Paperback:The Gustav sonata.:2017.
Author: Tremain, Rose.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books,
Resource type: Physical
256 pages.
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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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eBook:The gustav sonata
Author: Tremain, Rose, author.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (256 pages)
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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.
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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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