The Choirby Joanna Trollope
In the rustic town of Aldminster, a crisis looms. Funds are short and the cathedral is in need of major repair. Some hope to finance the work by abolishing the costly boy's choir-while others are aghast at the idea. Drawn into the fray is Sally Ashworth, the lonely mother of a ten-year-old chorister. She is anchored only by her unexpected love for the brilliant choirmaster-and by her young son, whose melodic voice may be the only thing that can unite a divided community.
Author Biography: Joanna Trollope is a member of the same family as nineteenth-century English novelist Anthony Trollope.
-Carla McKay, Daily Mail
"A Modern Barchester Chronicle"
"A convincing portrait of a closed society together with its political battles"
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Joanna Trollope is the author of eagerly awaited and sparklingly readable novels often centred on the domestic nuances and dilemmas of life in present-day England.
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I am a big Joanna Trollope fan and have loved all of her books, but this one is still my favorite. The characters feel like people you could actually meet, the plotline about a cathedral school boys' choir is fascinating, and as always with this author, there is a satisfying ending. Highly recommend! The PBS miniseries and CD of the music are great too. Joanna Trollope also wrote as Carolyn Harvey - historical fiction, also very good!
I own all of Joanna Trollope's books and I love every one. They are all written in such a lovely voice and while they are all very different in tone, each is a joy to read. This was one of her first books. The character development is excellent and it may be hard to believe, but you really end up caring about a boy's choir in England! Definitely buy all of her books - you won't regret it.
The book has lots of characters moving to its conclusion, and it sometimes feels so detail oriented that it seems to droan. Yet, I am very glad that I stayed with the book because it gives lots of insight into human nature. I understand that the story is also part of a PBS series, so I hope that I am able to view it in the future.