The Novel in the Viola

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Hodder & Stoughton, Apr 28, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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In the spring of 1938 Elise Landau arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay. A bright young thing from Vienna forced to become a parlour-maid, she knows nothing about England, except that she won't like it. As servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn, Elise wears her mother's pearls beneath her uniform, and causes outrage by dancing with a boy called Kit. But war is coming and the world is changing. And Elise must change with it. At Tyneford she learns that you can be more than one person - and that you can love more than once.

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User Review  - Corduroy7 - LibraryThing

The top of this edition's front cover shares a quote by author Kristin Hannah, "Fans of Downton Abbey and Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden will absolutely adore The House of Tyneford." As a reader ... Read full review

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This was a really wonderful, heart-breakingly real story. Agonizingly beautiful details and fully fleshed out characters. Fantastic historical fiction. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Natasha Solomons is the author of the internationally bestselling Mr Rosenblum's List, The Novel in the Viola, which was chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and The Gallery of Vanished Husbands. Natasha lives in Dorset with her son and her husband with whom she also writes screenplays. Her novels have been translated into 17 languages.

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