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The Lost Pianos of Siberia : A Sunday Times Book of 2020, Hardback Book

The Lost Pianos of Siberia : A Sunday Times Book of 2020 Hardback

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A critically-acclaimed Sunday Times, Spectator and Independent BOOK OF 2020'Richly absorbing...

An impressive exploration of Siberia's terrifying past.' Guardian'Evocative and wonderfully original.' Colin Thubron__________Siberia's expansive history is traditionally one of exiles, bitter cold and suffering.

Yet there is another tale to tell. Dotted throughout this remote and beautiful landscape are pianos created during the boom years of the nineteenth century.

They tell the story of how, ever since entering Russian culture under the influence of Catherine the Great, piano music has run through the country like blood. How these pianos made the journey into this snow-bound wilderness in the first place is remarkable.

That they might be capable of making music in such a hostile landscape feels like a miracle. The Lost Pianos of Siberia is an absorbing story about a piano hunt - a quixotic quest through two centuries of Russian history and eight time zones stretching across an eleventh of the world's land surface.

It reveals not only an unexpected musical legacy, but profound and brave humanity in the last place on earth you might expect to find it. __________What readers are saying about The Lost Pianos of Siberia:***** 'You know a book's good when, on finishing it, you just want to start again.'***** 'Beautifully written, full of compelling anecdotes celebrating Siberia's extraordinary history.'***** 'The most unusual and intelligent way to tell a travel story.'

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