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The Music Shop

The Music Shop

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1988: A novel about how in the end, music can save us all

  • ISBN: 978-0857521927
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk – as long as it’s vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need.

Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann.

Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music. His instinct is to turn and run. And yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with her pea-green coat and her eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems. And Frank has old wounds that threaten to re-open and a past he will never leave behind …

Travel Guide

A music shop anywhere

“From the outside it looked like any shop, in any backstreet.It had no name above the door. No record display in the window. There was just a homemade poster stuck to the glass. For the Music You need!!! Everyone welcome!! We only sell VINYL!

Inside, the shop was cram-packed. Boxes  everywhere, stocked with every kind of record in every speed, size and colour, and not one of them classified.

As long as it was on vinyl, there were no taboos. and if you told Franck the kind of thing you wanted, or simply how you felt that day, he had the right track in minutes. It was a knack he had. A gift. He knew what people needed even when they didn’t know it themselves”

For record shops in London selling vinyl – try Flashback.co.uk and those in the booktrail map above or why not go hunting for the one in the book or one of your own?

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Music Shop

Destination: London  Author/Guide: Rachel Joyce Departure Time: 1988

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