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BBC Radio 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME from 17-28 July. From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a new novel about learning how to listen and how to feel; and about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds. Because in the end, music can save us all …

1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk – as long as it’s vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need.

Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann.

Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music. His instinct is to turn and run. And yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with her pea-green coat and her eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems. And Frank has old wounds that threaten to re-open and a past he will never leave behind …

LISTEN WHILE YOU READ!

The Music Shop is BBC Radio 4's BOOK AT BEDTIME.

And you can find specially collated The Music Shop playlists for Father Anthony, Kit, Maud and Hector on Spotify.

This hardback edition is beautifully produced, with stunning decorated insides.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1664 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (13 July 2017)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01JNZ6BO6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

wonderful

2 people found this helpful.
 on 17 January 2018
By M. P. N. Sims
A friend recommended a book to me. It wasn’t what I usually read. It was about music and I am tone deaf. The friend is quite different from me in many regards but I have the upmost respect for him as a person. And so… laid up for a day or so after a prostate biopsy… time to kill and all that. Once read, he said, review it. Here is my brief review.

Smells like teen spirit?

2 people found this helpful.
 on 22 January 2018
By Fives Friend
I thoroughly enjoyed my reading of this beautiful book. Rachel writes realistically, whist peppering it with humour and melancholic undertones from yesteryear. I walked the walk with Harold Fry, I held Queenies hand, I perfected my enjoyment by then reading ‘Perfect’.

An honest review

One person found this helpful.
 on 8 October 2017
By R ELLIOTT
I like Rachel Joyce`s books, but a third if c.f. the way through this one I was struggling, I could see no story and it seemed to be meandering nowhere, I was tempted to give up.

Beautiful story.

One person found this helpful.
 on 11 January 2018
By Frenchie
Beautiful story with a different slant. Not a book shop or a cafe but a music shop and to be specific a vinyl record shop. How refreshing ! The music shop provides a very interesting insight into lots of different music and we are introduced to a kind and lovable central character who is very much a victim of his past. We discover the back story and follow his eventful path through life supported by a super cast of interesting and well meaning friends. A wonderful uplifting book.

Middle of the road

One person found this helpful.
 on 5 December 2017
By Peter M. Hartley
Actor and novelist Rachel Joyce has composed a unique opus with The Music Shop. Set mostly in 1988 it is the story of music shop owner Frank who resists all formats other than vinyl. As well as the discs, Frank also dispenses a subtle kind of counselling and has a curious knack for knowing what each customer needs, and for locating the relevant album in spite of any recognisable sense of organisation in his run-down premises. One day he meets the enigmatic Ilse and agrees to her request to teach her about music.

Heart-warming and quite brilliant

 on 9 February 2018
By P. Platts
Could Rachel Joyce do it again, produce a book to match Harold Fry and Queenie Hennessy? And the wonderful short story collection The Snow Garden of which I bought several copies as Christmas presents?

the characters were lovely and I loved the quirky bunch of shopkeepers who

One person found this helpful.
 on 1 September 2017
By Karen Carter
A book full of nostalgia and feeling, the characters were lovely and I loved the quirky bunch of shopkeepers who, together, provided a very mixed range of shopping! They were all so different and yet so complimented one another. I loved the idea that there is music that we need more than music that we simply like and I found myself looking up music from the book. This was heartwarming to read and whilst I liked Frank and Ilse, it was the whole character cast that made the book.
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