Reviews ~ The Midnight Pianist

I really enjoyed your book and feel it will appeal to readers of Australian historical fiction for Young Adults (who like authors such as Jackie French). There have been a few coming of age novels set in the 60s and 70s in Australia but most have a Puberty Blues ‘vibe’ about them, which although very popular it is refreshing to have a simple outer suburban/country impression of first love and teenage angst.   Megalong Books, Leura, NSW

‘A truly absorbing tale for teenagers.’
Barbara Ker Wilson AM. University of Queensland Press (Ret.)

‘This is a highly realised evocation of Australian country life in the innocent early 1960s, where even the title emanates the true emotional register of a young woman’s coming-of-age in the manner of My Brilliant Career. There are so many beautiful passages, lovingly felt moments and deft touches that will strike the reader back to the purity of their own childhood, first love and love of the land that make for inescapable reading. I can thoroughly recommend it.’
Tom Thompson, ABC Radio 702

‘A delightful coming-of-age story about first love, teenage dreams and the courage to face reality … all told through a filter of beautiful music.’
Candida Baker
Author

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