Reviews

  • "Rachel Joyce tells wonderful stories. In her hands, ordinary lives are given dignity and triumph. She is a champion of humanity, and The Music Shop is no exception. It is a joyous love song that pulses with hope and benevolence and laughter."

    Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit and Tin Man
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    Her speciality is writing with empathy on the quirkier aspects of life...[The Music Shop] has the feel of a summer hit: warm-hearted, unusual and romantic, with a sense of hope pervading all manner of misfortunes...

    Joyce's gift is in using simple language to convey profound observations on human nature.

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    Will Hodgkinson, The Times
  • "The Music Shop is wonderful - a tender and moving love story which captures brilliantly the healing, redemptive power of music and its ability to console, empower and reassure. I adored it."

    Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us
  • "Rachel Joyce hits all the right notes with her love letter to vinyl… This is the most beautiful ode to music, community and love, that overflows with charm and warmth."

    Jane Craddock, The Sun
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    [Joyce] writes with unquestionable charm and and with her considerable heart never far from her sleeve.

    Joyce's charm and good-heartedness remain undiminished, as does her ability to create a highly appealing, semi-magical world... and to make us root for her characters all the way.

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    James Walton, The Daily Telegraph