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Title: Lost Pianos of Siberia, The
Authors: Roberts, Sophy
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 354
Year: 2020
Language: English
Description: Russia has Catherine the Great to thank for its love affair with the piano, and centuries down the track, journalist Sophy Roberts discovers just what a significant role the piano has, and continues to play, in Russian life and culture. On the lookout for a suitable piano for a friend, her quest ultimately has her criss-crossing Siberia, tracing the history and whereabouts of the many pianos and their owners that made their way to this region of exile and imprisonment.

With its fascinating encounters with these people and their pianos, and journeys through the vast reaches of Siberia, this is an entertaining and intriguing story about one of the most remote places on earth.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"This book is a joy to read with its simple quest to find pianos in the vast land of Siberia."

"This is a fascinating book which begins with the history of Russia and its relationship with the piano."

"An engaging and eye-opening history of the Russian way of life during the turmoil of the 19th & 20th centuries."

"A well-written book giving insight into life in Siberia in the Gulag."

"There is little to dislike in this book. I loved the detail and the strangeness of the topic - looking for lost pianos."

"One learns about Russian culture and history and the historical events which shook the country and remade it."

"An enjoyable, well-written book."

Categories: Non fiction, Adventure/Exploration, The Arts, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Historical, Travel, Russia, 2022 Titles - Coming Soon

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