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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 …


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

Middle of the road

 on 5 December 2017
By Peter M. Hartley
Actor and novelist Rachel Joyce has composed a unique opus with The Record 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 curios 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.

Her best since Harold Fry.

 on 30 November 2017
By P Woods
I’ve read all of Rachel Joyce’s books but none have come close to her debut novel, ‘The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry’…Until this book. Here she has crafted a beautiful love story between two unlikely characters. Their story fizzled and crackled in short bursts, always threatening to erupt into a full-blown, life-affirming affair, that would see them live a long and happy life in their own little bubble, allowing in only those few, disparate friends that followed them through their convoluted love journey. But, not so. Many sad and life-changing facts emerge about the two main protagonists, that take the reader to amazing highs and crushing lows before the story plays out. Loved it.

Gentle romance

 on 20 November 2017
By Fiona W
I loved the story of two people meeting in very unusual circumstances and how despite life’s difficulties and nuances, their lives are drawn together by their love of music. Enchanting.

Beautifully nostalgic and spiritual infused with humanity

 on 10 November 2017
By Amazon Customer
The book echoed my own passion for listening to diverse music and the joy I felt in my adolescence discovering music through vinyl. The story has a great redemptive theme and I loved the characters with their kindness and hope despite their failings and trials. I am almost tempted to start collecting vinyl records again.

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on 14 August 2017
By Amazon Customer
Really good book and you learn lots about music

Another treat from Rachel Joyce

 on 7 December 2017
By Mireille
Part fairy-tale, part human, a real gem of book – funny, sad and happy. It will bring tears to your eyes with laughter and long-lasting memories.


 on 2 December 2017
By kel
As someone who loves vinyl and considers myself a bit of a loner this book really got to me. Wonderfully written and heartfelt. A joy to read.

Rachel Joyce does it again!

 on 23 October 2017
By warymade
Life-affirming, intriguing, multi-layered story of love, loss, longing and music ties them all together. Superb characters as usual, very moving!

Wonderful observation of human nature

 on 11 August 2017
By Bridget
Very astute,humane and gripping. Wonderful observation of human nature.

Five Stars

 on 22 September 2017
By Ellie
Enjoyed this book immensely couldn’t put it down
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