Today the featured author is Jessica Duchen and delighted to welcome her to the Cafe and Bookstore. Ghost Variations is her latest release in September 2016 and is the strangest detective story in the history of music – inspired by a true incident.
1933. Dabbling in the fashionable “Glass Game” – a Ouija board – the famous Hungarian violinist Jelly d’Arányi, one-time muse to composers such as Bartók, Ravel and Elgar, encounters a startling dilemma. A message arrives ostensibly from the spirit of the composer Robert Schumann, begging her to find and perform his long-suppressed violin concerto.
She tries to ignore it, wanting to concentrate instead on charity concerts. But against the background of the 1930s depression in London and the…
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