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The Great Passion

Release date: 2 March 2023
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A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR_______________'A masterpiece' SCOTSMAN'A wise, refreshing novel .... Read More

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A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
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'A masterpiece' SCOTSMAN
'A wise, refreshing novel ... Runcie has an expert imagination' 
HILARY MANTEL
'A masterclass in writing about the power of music and grief' THE TIMES, 100 best books for summer 2022
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Love and Death.

Grief and Joy.
Music that lasts forever.

Leipzig, 1726. Eleven-year-old Stefan Silbermann has just lost his mother. Sent to Leipzig to train as a singer in the St Thomas Church choir, he is rescued from his homesickness and grief by the Cantor: Johann Sebastian Bach himself. Stefan is brought into the Bach household as an apprentice - until a devastating loss brings his period of sanctuary to a close.

Something is happening, though. In the depths of his loss, the Cantor is writing a new work. As Stefan watches the work rehearsed, he realises he is witness to the creation of one of the most extraordinary pieces of music that has ever been written.
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'Brilliant ... Readers will be enriched by this novel and its glimpse at genius' The Times, Historical Fiction of the Month
'Warmly, reverently, Runcie brings alive what it is like to take part, for the very first time, in one of the most extraordinary pieces of music ever written' Daily Telegraph

 

Product Details

Title: The Great Passion
Author: James Runcie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
SKU: BK0478561
EAN: 9781408885543
Number Of Pages: 272
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2 March 2023

About Author

James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker, playwright and literary curator. He is the author of twelve novels that have been translated into twelve languages, including the seven books in the Grantchester Mysteries series. He has been Artistic Director of the Bath Literature Festival, Head of Literature and Spoken Word at the Southbank Centre, London, and Commissioning Editor for Arts on BBC Radio 4. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in Scotland. www.jamesruncie.com www.grantchestermysteries.com @james_runcie

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