The Music Shop: Rachel Joyce’s Story of Harmonies and Second Chances

Rachel Joyce, the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, spins a new story of community, tenderness, and spirit in her fourth novel; The Music Shop.

With a cast of characters as recognisable as they are truthfully complicated, The Music Shop plays a tune of hope in the face of change, and of companionship in the face of isolation. Frank, the music shop owner, has a gift for selecting music that will soothe, encourage, comfort or cheer his clients when they need it the most; and when Ilse in her pea-green coat faints in front of his shop one day, their lives are drawn together.

As the idiosyncratic members of the community band together to protect their haven from encroaching property developers, Frank and Ilse find that they need to save themselves too, and face change and transformation on their own terms. Warmed with musical wisdom, and made brilliant by intricate human connection, The Music Shop is a tangible experience; making the everyday extraordinary. Or… simply demonstrating that it already is.

Rachel Joyce will be discussing her sparkling novel at this year’s festival. Treat yourself to something truly special that has the whole country singing along, while tickets are still available.


Thursday 9th November / Event 23
4.30 PM
The Bull Hotel – Ballroom

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To book tickets, contact the Box Office over the phone or in person.
Box Office: Bridport Tourist Information Centre, The Town Hall, Bridport, DT6 3LF
Tel: 01308 424 901