Reviews

  • "This is a perfect novel about life's imperfection... Tremain is writing at the height of her inimitable powers... Remarkable and moving novel."

    Observer
  • "The Gustav Sonata is a magnificent novel, heartbreaking, unsentimental and beautifully written, and it reinforces my opinion that there are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain."

    The Irish Times
  • "Beautifully tender and brilliantly written novel... A tale of the most powerful part of any friendship: love. *****"

    Stylist
  • "In The Gustav Sonata, Tremain once again proves herself to be a writer of exceptional talent ... Previous novels like The Road Home have already showcased her staggering sensitivity and capacity for empathy but they're here again, magnificently undiminished. Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion ... and it's ultimately this understanding that has produced another exquisite book"

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  • "Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect... Glorious."

    The Times