A sweeping story of upstairs, downstairs, love and loss by the author of Mr Rosenblum's List.
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.
About The Author
Natasha's first novel, Mr Rosenblum's List was an international bestseller, shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards, and has been translated into ten languages. She and her husband have written the screenplay for Cowboy Films and Film 4.
'A lush tale of love, loss and triumph.' [The Daily Telegraph] 'This delightfully bittersweet book weaves a deep sense of impending doom with irresistibly romantic moments.' [Grazia Magazine] 'A charming historical novel, one which will envelope the reader...the wild settings, the quaint characters, the grandness of the manor are all brought to life in vivid fashion. The Novel in the Viola will satisfy lovers of the great, classic English love stories.' [Manly Daily] For Mr Rosenblum's List: 'The descriptions of England - as friend, adversary and eventually home - are exquisite. A touching, surprising and satisfying read.' [Sadie Jones, author of The Outcast] 'Solomon's latest novel continues her fascination with Jewish history, but throws in romance, heartache and the pathos of changing times.' [Herald Sun]
Number Of Pages: 391
Published: 12th May 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.242