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Book excerpts in the Guardian

Posted by Susan Tomes on 19 March 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Inspirations  •  2 Comments

The Guardian is publishing excerpts from Out of Silence in the Review section on Saturday 20 March. I’ll post the link on Saturday when I know it. In the meantime, many thanks to everyone who silently toasted my book from several different countries and three continents on Thursday evening at my ‘virtual book launch party’. It was […]

Virtual book launch party

Posted by Susan Tomes on 16 March 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Inspirations  •  9 Comments

Thursday’s the day when Out of Silence is officially published. As I haven’t managed to organise a book launch party, how about a virtual book launch that day? At 18:00 hours (UK time) on Thursday 18 March, I’m going to raise a glass to toast my readers, wherever they are. If you’d like to take part in […]

Another excerpt on Boydell’s blog

Posted by Susan Tomes on 13 March 2010 under Books, Daily Life  •  2 Comments

My new book, Out of Silence, comes out on March 18. I haven’t even seen a copy yet, though I’m hoping to see one early next week. In the meantime, the publisher, Boydell Press, has posted another excerpt from the book on its website. You can read the new excerpt by visiting Boydell’s blog.

Visiting from the Elysian Fields

Posted by Susan Tomes on 25 February 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Musings  •  2 Comments

Someone asked me today whether my new book, Out of Silence, is a collection of my blog posts. It isn’t; the book was written a year before I had the idea of starting a website or a blog. I suppose the experience of writing ‘a pianist’s yearbook’ may have given me an appetite for more of the […]

‘The Cello Suites’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 19 February 2010 under Books  •  Leave a comment

Today’s Independent has my review of Eric Siblin’s book, ‘The Cello Suites’. Siblin, a former pop critic, describes how he fell in love unexpectedly with Bach’s cello music and set himself to find out all he could about the composer, and  about cellist Pablo Casals, the first person to bring the Bach cello suites to a wider public in […]