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News of my new book

Posted by Susan Tomes on 14 May 2014 under Books  •  2 Comments

I’m delighted to be able to say that my fourth book will be published by Boydell Press later this year. I’ve just pressed ‘send’ on the final version of the manuscript – a huge relief after working on it intensively for over a year. I had to prise my fingers away from the computer keyboard [...]

‘The Real Charlotte’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 15 April 2014 under Books, Inspirations  •  1 Comment

I’ve just finished reading a wonderful Irish novel written at the close of the 19th century. ‘The Real Charlotte‘ was written by Somerville and Ross, a pair of female cousins who co-authored a number of books including one of my all-time favourites, ‘The Memoirs of an Irish RM’ (‘RM’ meaning Resident Magistrate). The title sounds [...]

Lecturing at Deptford Town Hall

Posted by Susan Tomes on 26 January 2014 under Books, Daily Life  •  Leave a comment

Here I am, lecturing to the British Comparative Literature Association yesterday. At Deptford Town Hall! Who would have expected such a grand Victorian building, with a beautifully ornate staircase, and an excellent Steinway concert grand piano in the Council Chamber? London is full of surprises. I found it daunting – but also very stimulating – [...]

Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture on Saturday

Posted by Susan Tomes on 23 January 2014 under Books, Inspirations  •  3 Comments

On Saturday I’m giving this year’s Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture for the British Comparative Literature Association. My subject is ‘Music and memory – a musician’s perspective’. The lecture is free and open to the public. It takes place at 3pm in Deptford Town Hall in London on 25 January and will last for around an [...]

Happy New Year – and e-book news

Posted by Susan Tomes on 31 December 2013 under Books, Daily Life  •  2 Comments

Happy New Year to readers of this blog – and thank you for sticking with me. It is lovely to know that somewhere out there is a circle of readers. Quite a wide circle, geographically. Visualising that circle definitely helps to combat the feeling of isolation to which pianists are often prone. Those of you [...]

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