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Anstey Harris - The Truths & Triumphs of Grace Atherton (2nd Hand Paperback)

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The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton is the story of a woman who has her heart broken, but then puts it back together again in the most uplifting and exquisite way.

Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music.

Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace’s own secrets have kept everyone else at bay. Until, suddenly and shockingly, one act tips Grace’s life upside down, and the music seems to stop.

It takes a vivacious old man and a straight-talking teenager to kickstart a new chapter for Grace. In the process, she learns that she is not as alone in the world as she had once thought, that no mistake is insurmountable, and that the quiet moments in life can be something to shout about . . .

  • Format : Larger, Hardback Size 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good (Very slight sticker damage near bottom of spine)
  • Category : Fiction - Women's Fiction
  • Published : 2019 (Simon & Schuster)
  • ISBN : 9781471173806
  • SKU : B003087
  • PPC : SP400gm
  • RRP : £12.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'Brilliantly and movingly written' - Dorothy Koomson.

'An impressively powerful debut' - Claire Frost, Fabulous Magazine.

'As elegant and uplifting as a classical sonata, with added kick from its unforgettably quirky characters. I was both engrossed in and moved by this fabulous debut' - Catherine Isaac, author of R&J Book Club pick You Me Everything.

'A moving, beautifully written, uplifting debut about mending broken hearts through friendship. The twists and turns make it impossible to put down' - Sarah J. Harris.

'What a total joy!' - Fanny Blake.

‘This book was so different from anything I’ve read before . . . it was beautiful, uplifting and really taught me a thing or two about the world of stringed instruments . . . The characters are diverse, the setting beautiful and the subject matter unique’ - Fabulous Book Fiend.

'An absolutely beautiful read' - Heidi Swain.

'I adored this book! Exquisitely crafted, it’s a compassionate, heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting tale of Grace and David’s complicated love that will keep you turning the pages. Read it. Like some of Grace’s decisions, it’s an absolute triumph' - Fionnuala Kearney.

'Glorious on so many levels' - A J Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird.

'Full of hope and charm' - Libby Page, author of The Lido

'A hymn to friendship, to getting back up and finding happiness where none seemed possible' - Katie Fforde.

‘An indulgently emotional and beautifully written story about new starts' - Daily Mail.

The Author

Anstey Harris is the pen name of Anstey Spraggan (also, in her spare time, the mother of the singer/songwriter Lucy Spraggan).

In 2015, she won the HG Wells Short Story Prize for her short story, Ruby. Her debut novel, The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton was published in nine languages in 2018. In 2019 it was chosen as a Richard and Judy Summer Read. Richard and Judy also included the book in their list of the 17 best novels of the last decade.

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