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The Choir e-book

by Joanne Trollope

The choir, Joanna Trollope. p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-307-75788-3. 1. Choirs (Music)-England-Fiction. Other Books by This Author.

The choir, Joanna Trollope.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In the gentle precinct of Aldminster Cathedral, crisis loomed. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The urbane and worldly Dean (Purdey guns and the regular arrival of a delivery van from Berry Brothers) wanted nothing so much as to restore and beautify his beloved Cathedral-even if it meant sacrificing the Choir School to pay for it. Alexander Troy.

Joanna Trollope is the author of eagerly awaited and sparklingly readable novels often centred around the domestic . Joanna Trollope was born in Gloucestershire and lives in London. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature.

Joanna Trollope is the author of eagerly awaited and sparklingly readable novels often centred around the domestic nuaunces and dilemmas of life in present-day England. She has also written a number of historical novels and Britannia's Daughters, a study of women in the British Empire. Библиографические данные. Book by Trollope, Joanna. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Joanna Trollope's "The Choir" had been on my "to read" list for sometime. I managed to find a copy in a used bookstore a while back and with choir starting up again, it seemed the right time to pick it up. The book deals with the choir school tradition in England, something we're not blessed with in North America, but the book asks about the relevance of traditional church music. A question that has not disappeared in the ensuing 30 years since the book was published, and one that is certainly n Joanna Trollope's "The Choir" had been on my "to.

He found the dean in a very different mood from the one he had been in at their last interview, very buoyant and not in the least pliable

He found the dean in a very different mood from the one he had been in at their last interview, very buoyant and not in the least pliable sition that men of finance call demandeur. The Friends of the Cathedral can raise two-thirds of the sum, and we can obtain grants for the remainder. We can wait, Frank Ashworth said. No doubt you’ll need the money someday. I must be honest with you, the dean said in tones of the smoothest confidentiality.

Joanna Trollope CBE (/ˈtrɒləp/; born 9 December 1943) is an English writer. She has also written under the pseudonym of Caroline Harvey. Her novel Parson Harding's Daughter won in 1980 the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association. Trollope was born on 9 December 1943 in her grandfather's rectory in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, daughter of Rosemary Hodson and Arthur George Cecil Trollope.

The twentieth stunning book from the lauded bestselling author, Joanna Trollope

When Gillon comes back to her native Charleston, she has a young Englishman in tow. He has accompanied her on a lark, planning to take pictures. The twentieth stunning book from the lauded bestselling author, Joanna Trollope. An extremely assured writer, with a brilliant eye for detail and a finely tuned emotional intelligence" Sunday Times "She can be as subtle as Austen, as sharp as Bronte. Trollope's brilliant" Mail on Sunday. The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life.

Trollope's contemporary novels usually take place in picturesque English villages where the business of the church is inextricably bound up with the business of the town and where, behind the front.

A movie was made from this outstanding read. Unfortunately, the movie's availability seems to have totally disappeared, but the novel lives on. It is a typical Joanna Trollope accomplishment. A setting that anglophiles can't resist...the Cathedral Close, a cast of characters in high church positions that must work together as well as see to the spiritual needs of those around them. Throughout the read, I heard the perfect soprano voices of the boy's choir in the background. The long tradition of sacred music, that helps shape young lives, is threatened when the maintenance of the Cathedral and the expense of the choir become an either-or situation. Highly recommend this well written, finely told story.
Joanna Trollope recreates the world of an English cathedral school in The Choir just as she has recreated village life in so many of her other novels, with an unerring ability to place the reader dead center in the unique setting. While exploring this world from various characters' perspectives, the reader becomes involved in the preservation of a quintessential slice of British life, and has fun loving, hating and ultimately rooting for characters' triumph or redemption. An unabashed Anglophile, I love her portrayal of restraint and manners in the most trying of situations.
Enjoyed listening to this story of a boys choir and the machinations of the local dean. I have no idea how realistic it is, but I appreciated the look inside local politics and the local church. I thought the characters were well-drawn and realistic and it had a satisfying ending. It might be a bit of a soap opera but it isn't far-fetched (as some are). Overall a light-weight and enjoyable listening experience. I looked forward to my drives to and from work and my evening walk listening to the slice of life story.
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A delightful read for anyone who has had the slightest exposure to an English choir school. Enlightening also for its sprinkling of idioms unfamiliar in US English. The struggles and anguish of the characters are universal, though colored by the lenses of their professional passions and their unique culture.
If Goodreads could use half-star ratings, I would have given 3-1/2 stars, only because the story-telling seemed rather remote from the feelings of the characters (which are developed very well). Perhaps the perceived detachment of the narration is simply the English manner; it was refreshingly English that the humor was very dry. Being musical, an Anglophile, and lover of richly-drawn characters, I enjoyed "The Choir".
The Choir displays the virtues of JT's novels and, to my mind, may be placed just below her masterwork, Other People's Children (no shame in that). There is a cast of the usual suspects who range from the wise bespeaker of old English virtues, to the snarling emblem of our modern, self-centered, pampered society, the character who works mischief all around by doing what she/he feels like doing. The plot offers more than a small dose of unrealistic wish fulfillment and large doses of the author's usual theme--namely, that a woman become strong by beating up on a man, usually a man of straw. But here nobody eats her/his cake and keeps it too. As usual, the writing style is clear, easy, spare--much like the style of America's own Anne Tyler--with no straining after flourishes; and both writers detail the tribulations of modern, middle-class household life, especially the depredations wrought on a vibrant soul overwhelmed by diapers, whinny brats, a selfish (or overly solicitous) husband, and the demands of passion. A highly recommended book.
in her sensitive and sensible depiction of all her characters, of life and its ironies, and of those who receive their just desserts.
Sweet, small village story about the politics of fixing the magnificent cathedral, the magnificent organ, or the magnificent choir. For no good reason I just had a hard time caring about the outcome this time.

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