Love Is Blind

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When Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future – and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum. Moving from Paris to St Petersburg to Edinburgh and back again, Brodie’s love for Lika and its dangerous consequences pursue him around Europe and beyond, during an era of overwhelming change as the nineteenth century becomes the twentieth.

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‘The ultimate in immersive fiction . . . magnificent’ Sunday Times

‘Highly readable, entirely engaging and frequently funny’ Observer

‘Perfectly pitched . . . A deft and resonant alchemy of fact and fiction, of literary myth and imagination’ Guardian Book of the Week

Around the turn of the twentieth century young pianist Brodie Moncur quits Edinburgh’s slate skies for the lights of Paris, his preacher father’s words of denunciation ringing in his ears. There he joins forces with the fiery Irish virtuoso John Kilbarron and together the pair take Europe by storm.

But when he falls for Kilbarron’s lover – the mesmerizing Russian soprano Lika Blum – Brodie quickly realizes that the tide has turned and he must flee across a continent, haunted by his love for Lika, and pursued by the vengeful wrath of his rival.

‘A giddying read . . . his most immersive historical novel to date’ Daily Telegraph

‘Elegant and affecting. A racing fin-de-siècle romance’ The Times

Boyd’s talents as a rollicking storytelling [are] full on display in this historical blockbuster’ Metro

Additional information

Weight 0.266 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

370

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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