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!

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109 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?

  6. Karin Gerber says:

    Just finished “The House at Tyneford” and absolutely loved it. So visual and beautifully writtten. The scenes of all the natural surroundings were breathtaking. Would love to visit the English countryside one day. As I write this, am listening to the music. It’s beautiful, with a very sad twinge. Of course, we all love a happy ending and this novel does have one, in a way, since Elise does find love again and reunites with her sister. My first time reading one of your books. But won’t be the last.

  7. Christine de Waardt says:

    Ik just finished The Novel in the Viola for the third time.
    Again I discovered new things about Elise and her belovend ones.
    The landscape and nature are so beautifully described, I can really see it, hear it and feel it!
    Thank you, Natasha, for this very touching story!!

  8. Béatrice says:

    Enfin une belle plume d’une jeune auteur qui a déjà fait ses preuves. Un style romantique et moderne , riche de détails qui vous emporte dans la belle campagne du Dorset. Les sentiments sont décrits sans mièvrerie . Une véritable évasion qui m’a enthousiasmée. Merci Natasha.

  9. Hi Natasha, Just finished your wonderful book. Novel in the Viola. Now will read all your other books. t thoroughly enjoyed it and will read all now. I am a Hardy fan and this takes me back to Dorset, in a more recent time. Keep writing. Kind regards Dennis Molyneux

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