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Hardback:The Gustav sonata / Rose Tremain.:2016 The Gustav sonata / Rose Tremain.
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Author: Tremain, Rose,
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2016.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784740030 (hbk.) :
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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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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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Hardback:The Gustav sonata:2017.
Author: Tremain, Rose, author.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
308 pages ; 20 cm
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Large print:Rosie : scenes from a vanished life:2019.
Author: Tremain, Rose, author.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Charnwood,
Resource type: Physical
186 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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Large print:Restoration:2013.
Author: Tremain, Rose, author.
Year 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print,
Resource type: Physical
544 pages (large print)
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Large print:Merivel : a man of his time:2013.
Author: Tremain, Rose, author.
Year 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print,
Resource type: Physical
528 pages (large print)
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eBook:The American lover:2014.
Author: Tremain, Rose, author.
Year 2014.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Vintage Digital,
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (240 pages)
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eAudio:The Road Home:2017.
Author: Tremain, Rose, author.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: eAudio
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks,
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (audio files (7 hr., 55 min., 8 sec.)) : digital, stereo
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Hardback:The American lover and other stories:2015.
Author: Tremain, Rose, author.
Year 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
232 pages ; 20 cm
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