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A chance sighting on a bus; a letter which should never have been read; a pianist with a secret that touches the heart of her music…

AN EQUAL MUSIC is a book about love, about the love of a woman lost and found and lost again; it is a book about music and how the love of music can run like a passionate fugue through a life.

It is the story of Michael, of Julia and of the love that binds them.

Read by Alan Bates

(p) 1999 Orion Publishing Group

Reviews

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SUNDAY TIMES
The finest novel about music written in English
DAILY TELEGRAPH
A hauntingly beautiful story about loss and love, and the power of music to transform human experience
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Will still be read with pleasure and absorption decades from now
SPECTATOR
A masterpiece ... as clear, lovely and civilised as a Schubert quartet
DAILY MAIL
Seth's novel is a wonder-work: irresistible, tense, deeply moving
SUNDAY TIMES
Seth offers emotional sensitivity of the rarest order and a poignancy that invites an almost painful empathy
ECONOMIST
The fullest portrait I have ever read in fiction of a musician's relationship to his music ... brilliant
DAILY TELEGRAPH
This book is music ... It's an extraordinary book that finds music in everything and everything in music
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Seth succeeds in the rare and beautiful achievement of articulating musical experience
THE TIMES
A virtuoso performance, wrapping love, life and music into an absorbing read
EVENING STANDARD