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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Press; Reissue edition (July 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939149699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939149698
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.2 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,728,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Bernard Hughes on May 15 2001
Format: Paperback
Wistful, poignant and beautifully written, this is a touching and elegaic novel. Blending fact with imaginary events, Hamilton Paterson takes an extraordinary, but true, event from Elgar's life and constructs around it a simple but fabulous narrative about a man at a creative crisis. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Skip first 13 pages Feb. 20 2005
By CXC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The initial section of this book has nothing to do with the plot and is very portentious and incomprehensible. Both I and my wife found it off-puting. However, starting on page 13, this is a superb, beautiful, and thought-provoking novel that I recommend unhesitatingly.
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Gerontius May 15 2001
By Bernard Hughes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Wistful, poignant and beautifully written, this is a touching and elegaic novel. Blending fact with imaginary events, Hamilton Paterson takes an extraordinary, but true, event from Elgar's life and constructs around it a simple but fabulous narrative about a man at a creative crisis. Thoroughly enjoyable.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Nuance and compassion in imaginary Elgar biography July 25 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Music lovers as well as those who enjoy fine writing will find Hamilton-Paterson's imaginary account of a voyage up the Amazon by Edward Elgar not only entertaining and thought-provoking, but also ultimately very revealing of the contradictions and conflicts in Elgar's character. Hamilton-Paterson's research has been as thorough as his sympathy for his protagonist is obviously deep. This novel won the Whitbread prize for best first fiction

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