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Edinburgh International Book Festival event

Posted by Susan Tomes on 28 July 2019 under Books  •  5 Comments

As August approaches, Edinburgh is suddenly full of posters advertising the thousands of Festival and Fringe events about to be unleashed upon us. You can feel the city is about to overflow with visitors. One of the most popular of the several festivals which co-exist in the city in August is the Book Festival which […]

Edinburgh Book Festival appearances

Posted by Susan Tomes on 7 June 2019 under Books  •  Leave a comment

Last night the Edinburgh International Book Festival launched its 2019 programme, and what a programme! Writers from every corner of the world will be coming to Edinburgh to discuss topics from politics, nature and storytelling to history, fashion, poetry and activism. There’s also a huge strand devoted to children’s books. Seeing the children enjoying the […]

Donald Tovey’s piano playing is brought to life

Posted by Susan Tomes on 11 January 2019 under Books, Inspirations  •  1 Comment

One of my Christmas presents was a memoir, ‘Divided Loyalties – a Scotswoman in occupied France’ by Janet Teissier du Cros. It was written by an Edinburgh-born woman who married a Frenchman and spent the years of the Second World War in the Cévennes region of France during the German occupation. In her Edinburgh years, […]

TLS review of ‘Speaking the Piano’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 5 January 2019 under Books, Reviews  •  1 Comment

The Times Literary Supplement of January 4 has a lovely review of my book ‘Speaking the Piano‘. Because of the subscriber paywall, only a snippet of the review is publicly accessible online, but here’s a photo of the review as it appears in print. And here’s an excerpt: ‘Tomes is a celebrated classical pianist, renowned […]

Limelight review of Speaking the Piano

Posted by Susan Tomes on 21 December 2018 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Australia’s leading arts magazine, Limelight, carries a review of my book Speaking the Piano ‘Tomes offers warm, thoughtful insights into the art of teaching’ ‘Speaking the Piano explores more than simply the nuts and bolts of mastering an instrument – it tries to harness the ineffable magic of making music, and the ways in which […]