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by Patrick Gale
International acclaim for Rough Music. Gale excels at writing about families, and his new book is no exceptio. .
International acclaim for Rough Music. Gale’s skill at evoking well-meaning yet complex characters; his faultlessly vivid eye for geography, weather, household detail; and his ability to swing easily between two fractured timescales while making both matter-all of these prove him to be a real craftsman, a master storyteller.Gale’s treatment of ethical questions and sexual morality is startling in showing how families will absorb even the most treacherous acts. The Age. Also by Patrick Gale. The aerodynamics of pork.
Patrick Gale's books are brilliant. This one feels a bit personal too - there's more than a bit of autobiographical detail in Julian's character. Believable characters, two time frames and a ton of plot.
Rough Music by Patrick Gale. Truly compelling and rich with emotional insight, Patrick Gale's Cornish novel, ROUGH MUSIC is a beautiful story of a marriage and the secrets a family holds. Sparkling with emotional intelligence. A gripping portrait of a marriage and the quiet, devastating fall-out of family life' Independent.
He liked to wake early and lie in his bed thinking and listening to birdsong and the ticks and murmurs of a house still at rest. It was a time when no demands were made of him. He could read or not,. as he chose, sleep or not. Recently he preferred not. He preferred thought. He had become aware that thoughts unspoken were unpoliced and that he could set aside or seize time, as now, to luxuriate in whatever thoughts came into his head. He found he could ride them like wild horses into places he could not name, could barely describe. It was like make-believe only without a girl.
A gripping and unnerving story of a family& secrets and lies, from the bestselling author of& from an Exhibition&.Julian as a small boy is taken on the perfect Cornish holiday.
Inspired by Patrick Gale's 'Rough Music'. The band had a written a brand new song, inspired by his book 'Rough Music'. Even Patrick hadn't heard it when he joined them on stage to read an extract from it. Live at The Wiltshire Music Centre. The Bookshop Band write songs about books and play them in bookshops. This video, however, is when they played a two hour concert to a packed out crowd in the main auditorium at the Wiltshire Music Centre, and joined here by bestselling author Patrick Gale. 14 people like this topic. Want to like this Page?
Rough Music by Patrick Gale.
Rough Music gracefully illuminates the merciful tricks of memory and the courage with which we continue to assert . Patrick Gale was born in 1962 on the Isle of Wight
Rough Music gracefully illuminates the merciful tricks of memory and the courage with which we continue to assert our belief in love and happiness. Patrick Gale was born in 1962 on the Isle of Wight. He is the author of nine novels, including Tree Surgery for Beginners, The Facts of Life, Little Bits of Baby, and Kansas in August, and a collection of stories, Dangerous Pleasures. He lives in north Cornwall, England.
Beautifully written and deeply compassionate, Rough Music is a novel of one family at two defining points in time
Beautifully written and deeply compassionate, Rough Music is a novel of one family at two defining points in time. Seamlessly alternating between the present day and a summer thirty years past, its twin stories unfold at a cottage along the eastern coast of England. Will Pagett receives an unexpected gift on his fortieth birthday, two weeks at a perfect beach house in Cornwall.
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