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Win a free copy of Out of Silence

Posted by Susan Tomes on 15 July 2010 under Books, Daily Life  •  Leave a comment

BBC Music Magazine is giving away eight copies of my book ‘Out of Silence’. To enter the draw, all you have to do is answer the question: of which trio is Susan Tomes the pianist? The answer’s easy to find on this website. The draw closes on the 9th August, so if you’re interested, click […]

The Oldie magazine review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 12 July 2010 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Richard Osborne devotes a large part of his Music column in ‘The Oldie’ magazine (Summer 2010) to my new book. As I don’t have a picture of the magazine I’ve chosen instead an illustration of an real oldie, one of the 700-year-old oaks in Richmond Park. Richard Osborne writes in The Oldie: ‘Pianist and five-star essayist […]

International Piano magazine review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 5 July 2010 under Books  •  3 Comments

Out of Silence has been reviewed by Julian Haylock in the July/August issue of International Piano magazine. The review is not online, so here’s a glimpse: ‘It is remarkable just how much Tomes manages to find illumination in things that may initially appear musically unpromising. … even celebrity chefs unwittingly provide much food for musical […]

Musical Recipes

Posted by Susan Tomes on 29 June 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Musings  •  3 Comments

Our much-used copy of Claudia Roden’s ‘Book of Middle Eastern Food’ has finally fallen apart, and we’ve bought a new, updated copy. In its honour, Bob made some lovely pastries filled with spinach, aubergine and onion with various cheeses, and a tabouli bursting with home-grown parsley. We talked about how our favourite cookery books combine […]

‘Out of Silence’ mentioned in New Yorker

Posted by Susan Tomes on 23 June 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Musings  •  5 Comments

My new book is mentioned in this week’s New Yorker magazine by the leading writer on music, Alex Ross. Alex’s column in the magazine this week is about ballet and its sometimes vexed relationship with the musical score. Read the article in the New Yorker. Order ‘Out of Silence’ from Amazon. To order by phone from Boydell and Brewer’s […]