The Novel in the Viola/ The House at Tyneford

The Novel in the Viola / The House at TynefordThe Novel in the Viola / The House at Tyneford

‘The House at Tyneford’ (US) and ‘The Novel in the Viola’ (UK) are out now!

In the spring of 1938 Elise Landau arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay. A bright young thing from Vienna forced to become a parlour-maid, she knows nothing about England, except that she won`t like it. As servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn, Elise wears her mother`s pearls beneath her uniform, and causes outrage by dancing with a boy called Kit. But war is coming and the world is changing. And Elise must change with it.

At Tyneford she learns that you can be more than one person.
And that you can love more than once.

Read an excerpt from the book below!

Click the arrow to play the waltz!


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105 Responses to “The Novel in the Viola/ The House at Tyneford”

  1. Jean INGER says:

    A truly wonderful read i smiled , wept ,felt very touched whilst reading The Novel in the Viola- and the explanation in the authors note’s about the lost village of
    Tyneham, Dorset was very interesting –
    it was by far the best novel i have read in the last few years ,
    Thank you Jean INGER

  2. Marijo de Graaf says:

    i loved reading this book but felt a bit disapointed about the end….

  3. rada says:

    Book is more then great! Future classic. A great language, way of how the story is told, mixture of history and imagination… Woke in me a lot of different feelings, remained me of my childhood, my love for the nature and countryside, love to my home country and love to British seaside… love to love…

  4. Karen Cadogan says:

    Your books engage and absorb me. I have read them all, I finished Novel in the Viola today. I think it is the wonderful way that you describe the characters natural surroundings that makes me love the way you write so much. The Song Collector is my absolute favourite. It evoked many emotions and memories. I almost wish I hadn’t read them all as I now have nothing to look forward to! I’ll have to start again. Thank you so much and please continue to write more amazing books. Karen

  5. Donia Hunter says:

    I’m a pianist and tried to play the viola music at the end of this lovely story/book without success. Who is the composer of this lovely piece?

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