World Book Day: Our top 5 books about music

Posted: 01 March 2019
  • A hilarious trip through the mind of Rob Fleming, a thirty-something record store owner who cannot decide what he wants to do with his life. This charming story about music and breakups has since been adapted into a film starring John Cusack. 
The story of the secret underworld of media pirates who made all the music ever recorded available for free. A must-read for those who are fascinated by the world of streaming and music distribution
  • A love story set in Hong Kong in the 1940s and 1950s. A rich family hires Claire Pendleton, a newly married woman, to give piano lessons to their ten-year-old daughter. Claire ends up having an affair with the family driver, and discovers his tragic past. 
  • A selection of Mozart’s letters, translated into English, complete with notes, linking commentary and chronology. This fascinating set of his letters offers a new understanding of the life of one of the world’s greatest composers, and paints a revealing portrait of both the man and the musician.
Renne was once one of the world's greatest cellists, and years later, his life is suddenly changed by two events. He becomes a juror in a murder trial for the brutal killing of a Buddhist monk, and he takes on as a pupil a Korean boy whose brilliant musicianship reminds him of his own past.
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