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The Novel In The Viola

It's the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna Nineteen year old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to be. I ve just turned the last page and I am buzzing with the particular ache that you get when you finish a great book and you suddenly wish the whole world had read it so they d understand The Novel in the Viola is in short spectacular The language the intricate characters that grow and grow and grow and the story itself that says what it has to say and says it simply and elegantly it is a masterpiece At its core The Novel in the Viola is just a story about a girl that loves and loses and loves and loses and it is a story that drags you in A true gem

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Come a parlor maid in England She arrives at Tyneford the great house on the bay where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn But war is coming and the. I loved the detailed writing in this book I could feel the cold and hear the waves crashing I felt like I was at Tyneford House I did not like the ending though I was a little disappointed I will read by this writer though her descriptions of the scenery were beautiful

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World is changing When the master of Tyneford's young son Kit returns home he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford and Elise forev. I loved The Novel in the ViolaIt is one of those books in which everything characters emotions settings writing period storylines is right And everything works together beautifully to produce a book that is far than the sum of those partsAt heart though The Novel in the Viola is the story of a life The life of Elise younger daughter of Anna and Julian Landau Opera singer and novelist respectively Elise worries that she is not as talented as her sister Margot but that casts just a very small shadow on a wonderful life Because Elise is loved and because she loves her family she is happy and she is secureBut the year is 1938 The Landaus live in Austria in Vienna And they are JewishAnna and Julian realise that their family is at risk and take steps to flee Margot and her husband secure American visas and they hope that they will be able to do the same But they know that they will not be able to secure a visa for Elise and so she writes an advertisement VIENNESE JEWESS 19 seeks position as domestic servant Speaks fluid English I will cook your goose Elise Landau Vienna 4 Dorotheegassee 305A position is secured and Elise is despatched to London A temporary arrangement to keep her safe until things change until the family can be reunitedElise her family her world were alive for me and I felt her sorrow as she was separated from them I admired her character as she coped with the journey the things she had to do in London I empathised with her as she worried about making her money last as she devoured the chocolate her sister tucked into her luggage as she struggled to cope with the separation from her family and her homeOr to put it simply I grew to love EliseShe becomes a parlour maid at Tyneford House on the Dorset coast During her life there she will experience both love and loss She will make friends and grow to love the house and the surrounding countryside But she will also suffer slights and setbacks as she tries to find her place in the world and reunite her familyThe slights come because Elise doesn t uite fit She plays the part of a parlour maid but she comes from the world of the family The butler observes that after Elise Tyneford would never be the same again and he is right for reasons than he knowsIt would love to write about so many wonderful details characters and events but I mustn t This is a book that needs to unravel slowly so that you can watch over Elise as her life progressesThe settings from Vienna to London to Dorset are wonderfully painted and the sense of period and the point in history too are never lost The characters and their relationships are fully and beautifully drawn I believed in them utterlyThat meant that I was completely involved as Tyneford House and its occupants faced both war and the end of an era Things would never be the same againI knew that I had the benefit of hindsight and that made the story so much movingIt was such a wonderful story so beautifully written and with such a range of emotions I think I felt every emotion that a book can inspire before I reached the endThat end came uickly Maybe a little too uickly though it might have been that I just didn t want to leave Elise and her world It was unexpected and yet completely right and it was given extra poignancy by the very real events that it mirroredA few small things didn t uite workMaybe a few too many nice understanding characters One or two modern idioms slipped in And the story of the actual novel in the actual viola didn t uite work for meBut they were small things and I could happily let them pass by because the many delights of this novel made them seem unimportantAnd because The Novel in the Viola really is a book that can touch your heart if you only let itAnd as I said I loved it


10 thoughts on “The Novel In The Viola

  1. says:

    I've just turned the last page and I am buzzing with the particular ache that you get when you finish a great book and you suddenly wish the whole world had read it so they'd understand The Novel in the Viola is in short spectacular

  2. says:

    AudiobookThis might take a while My damage with this book beginning with the most egregious issues1 The main character Elise is absolutely unlikable Her own family kind of doesn't like her and it's not in that heart wrenching Jacob

  3. says:

    Spoiler alert I loved this book the characters the time period everything I fell in love with Elise and Kit The ending was a bit disappointing though I feel like the author had written such a detailed book and then she got to the end and rushed it The ending just seemed a bit vague and I'm not sure how much I liked Elise marrying Daniel The whole time I was reading the end I was trying to put myself in Elise

  4. says:

    I very much enjoyed this It's imperfect sure the author is a little obsessed with foreshadowing to such a degree that almost nothing is a surpri

  5. says:

    I loved the detailed writing in this book I could feel the cold and hear the waves crashing I felt like I was at Tyneford House I did not like the ending though I was a little disappointed I will read by this writer though her descriptions of the scenery were beautiful

  6. says:

    This book is one of the ones where I can't decide whether to rush through the book to find out what happens vs

  7. says:

    Why would I give this seemingly well written novel only 1 star? The heroine deserved to be written correctly for her timeI love reading CLEAN and HIGH STANDARD moral novels I ENJOYED the over all story but was so disgusted in the eventual trashiness of the heroine When this AUTHOR took the key heroine of the st

  8. says:

    I loved The Novel in the ViolaIt is one of those books in which everything – characters emotions settings writing perio

  9. says:

    Book Review The House at Tyneford by Natasha SolomonConfession I was in one of my favorite bookstores Denver’s The Tattered Cover AKA A piece of heaven One of the things that I like about the Tattered Cover is that it always has interesting displays that piue my interest—even if the display is on a subject that is n

  10. says:

    In general I'd say it was a disappointment mainly because the story was highly predictable and not original in its set up at all The gist of this story has been written before much better and enthralling Think Jane Eyre for exampleThe protagonist EliseAlice is an omniscient narrator who gives away clues about events that will take place 100 pages later in such a way that even a mildly experienced reader knows e

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