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San Francisco Chronicle recommends Robert’s book

Posted by Susan Tomes on 7 December 2018 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

This website continues to be a bulletin board for news about my husband Robert Philip’s book, ‘The Classical Music Lover’s Companion to Orchestral Music‘. [Yes, I know – the author could have his own website. But, having seen how much work it takes to feed a hungry website with titbits,  he would rather do something […]

Front-of-house book display in Blackwell’s

Posted by Susan Tomes on 4 December 2018 under Books, Daily Life  •  1 Comment

I’m not sure my books have ever before made it into the display at the front of a major bookstore, so it was a thrill to find Speaking the Piano just inside the main door of Blackwell’s Bookshop in Edinburgh (see photo) when we were there to do some Christmas shopping. What’s more, it was […]

My own favourite reads of the year

Posted by Susan Tomes on 29 November 2018 under Books  •  1 Comment

Inspired by the idea of ‘Books of the Year‘ (see blog post below this one), I have been making my own selection of the books I most enjoyed during the year. Short Stories: Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout. The first book I read in 2018 and one of the finest. I have read all […]

Speaking the Piano is a ‘Books of the Year’ choice

Posted by Susan Tomes on 27 November 2018 under Books, Reviews  •  1 Comment

Good news at the weekend about my book ‘Speaking the Piano‘: it has been chosen as one of the Books of the Year by the Financial Times and by the Sunday Times. ‘An all-embracing exploration of how to make music come alive’ (Financial Times, 24 Nov 2018) ‘Studded with gems of insight … a must-read […]

Robert Philip’s new book: a playlist and an interview

Posted by Susan Tomes on 17 November 2018 under Books  •  Leave a comment

As I’m the one with the website, I’m helping to do some publicity about my husband Robert Philip’s epic study of orchestral music, The Classical Music Lover’s Companion to Orchestral Music, just out from Yale University Press (see photo of the author with his book). Two new things to read and listen to: 1. Robert […]

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