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Distant Music

Distant Music

Author(s): Lee Langley

Location(s): London, Madeira

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): 1420s-2000s



Distant Music comprises four different stories, spanning from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The book starts out in Madeira in 1429, with the backdrop of Portugal as a marine empire, Christopher Columbus features briefly, anti-Semitism is a recurring theme and lots of historical detail. The two characters of Esperanca and Emmanuel appear in each story spanning the centuries, with a sense that they have indeed met before. Their love is thwarted, yet they are bound by their love of learning and words. The novel ends in London

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Skillful and poignant… Langley writes with passion, verve and rare tenderness.” (Literary Review)

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