Marlborough Literature Festival 2018 Events
27 – 30 September
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William Boyd – Love is Blind
September 29, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm£12.00
Any Human Heart, An Ice-Cream War, Armadillo, Sweet Caress, Ordinary Thunderstorms, Brazzaville Beach… William Boyd is one of the UK’s best-loved and most prolific novelists. Take a long train or plane journey and the chances are you will see someone, somewhere, head buried in a Boyd.
And if you haven’t read his novels (or his short stories, plays, essays or reviews), you will probably have seen one of his films for the small or big screen: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The Trench and Sword of Honour are just some of his scripts.
His latest novel, Love is Blind, opens at the end of the 19th century. It tells the story of Brodie Moncur, a brilliant piano tuner from a remote Scottish village who accompanies a pianist known as ‘the Irish Liszt’ on his tours around Europe. But when Moncur meets a beautiful, seductive Russian soprano, his life spins off into secretive and dangerous directions.
Love is Blind is both an intimate portrait of a life and an exploration of the turbulent years at the beginning of the 20th century.