Monthly Archives: January 2014

more Sedition music – Annie tantalises Mr. Drigg …

Annie chose this music well – so tantalising – and it really annoys her father. If you’re reading Sedition (Virago) this is from p26:
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Capriccio in C (Hob. XVII: 4) played by Wilhelm Backhaus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNj2UPydZ50

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talking about Sedition with multi-award winning Theresa Breslin

http://the-history-girls.blogspot.co.uk/

We talked, we had lunch, we talked some more. Sometimes an author’s life is pretty much perfect.

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in the pensione pasquale

I paddled through the rain to Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. Forgot about the rain in seconds. Donizetti as graphic novel! Couldn’t have been more uplifted and entertained by Don Pasquale. Set in a rundown Roman pensione circa 1963, Barbe & Doucet’s production for Scottish Opera is a triumph of wit, ingenuity and energy. Went in sopping, came out laughing. Opera is king, queen, knave and ACE.

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a lovely contrast with the rain outside

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/25/sedition-katharine-grant-review

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unfaithful listening

As a child Annie has played from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier for Monsieur Belladroit. See Sedition, p25. Here is the WTC played by the unmatchable Glen Gould. Although I also love Angela Hewitt, and Andras Schiff. And others. I am not a faithful listener.
The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846-893 played by Glen Gould

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in the pink and cracking on

I’m a little pink from the pleasure of successful publication, pinker from the lovely reviews, and very pink from my new task of tweeting the reviews: twitter is real ‘heyLOOKATME’ stuff. But I’m a modern author in modern times, and if I really am ‘Jane Austen on crack cocaine’ (as gloriously described by Tom Adair in the Scotsman) I’d better stop being pink and crack on.

So – cracking on!

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not a blue Monday

A bit of an ‘ouch’ in the Sunday Times review – and what would life be without a few ‘ouches’ – but in the end Sedition is a ‘… witty, subversive story of sexual politics’ (The Sunday Times). And then this, in regional newspapers, which made me smile.
http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/what-s-on/arts/book-club/what-s-new-on-the-bookshelves-1-5816310

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bankers and Bach

Really lovely review in the Times this morning. Very happy for my girls. In amongst so many nice things, particular thanks to Antonia Senior for this: ‘Grant captures a dizzying sense that this is a world being remade simultaneously by bankers and Bach.’ Money and music. A seditious combination.

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woke up to tea and a smile

‘… Sedition – who is calling the tune? Packed with colourful characters and with an unexpectedly poignant coda, this is an original, winningly imagined tale of the ties that bind (and some very naughty pianoforte lessons). Daily Mail

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head in a hatbox – the seditious connection

http://www.theweeklings.com/kgrant/2014/01/16/21610/

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