The Music Shop

The Music Shop

A love story and a journey through music, the exquisite and perfectly pitched new novel from the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy...

Title:The Music Shop
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780813996685
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About Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce has written over 20 original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for both the Classic Series, Woman's Hour and also a TV drama adaptation for BBC 2. In 2007 she won the Tinniswood Award for best radio play. She moved to writing after a twenty-year career in theatre and television, performing leading roles for the RSC, the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, and


    The Music Shop Reviews

  • Amalia Gavea

    ‘’The silence at the beginning of a piece of music is always different from the silence at the end.’’ The blurb of this beautiful book contained two words that won me over on the spot. ‘’...

  • Julie

    The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce is a 2018 Random House publication. A quirky, but sweet love story wrapped inside a loving ode to music-I love stories like this one where a group of people, from variou...

  • Paromjit

    This is a wonderful novel set in the late 1980s London, that evokes the culture and music of the era, and the economic decline hitting local communities and the ever encroachment of developers threate...

  • Larry H

    I'm somewhere between 4 and 4.5 stars. "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent." —Victor HugoMusic has always been one of my greatest passions, alongside my lov...

  • Miriam Smith

    What a delightful and enjoyable read "The Music Shop" by Rachel Joyce is! It doesn't demand constant attention or keep you awake at night, it's just a lovely nostalgic story that makes you feel so hap...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!4.5 Stars ”There was once a music shop. From the outside it looked like any shop, in any backstreet. It had no name above the door. No record display in the window. There was jus...

  • PattyMacDotComma

    4.5★“‘I don’t care what anyone tells me. The future’s vinyl,’ he said.. . . ‘Life has surface noise! Do you want to listen to furniture polish?’Frank is a rumpled older fellow with a l...

  • Angela M

    2.5 rounded up A cast of quirky, misfits who are drawn to each other with Frank at the center in this neighborhood in Great Britain in 1988. You might call him the music whisperer with his knack for c...

  • Esil

    Barely 3 stars. So dull... I loved Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy. She has a talent for delving into deep emotions through quirky chara...

  • Liz

    It’s 1988 and Frank sells vinyl records on a small street in a depressed part of town. He refuses to sell CDs even when the distributors all threaten to drop him. He loves music and is able to match...