TIME'S DOOR by Esther Meynell


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Berkeley Square theme -- identification of past and present in the personality of a character who is projected back into a distant period and a long dead personality. This story has singular fascination in its musical background, with Bach as the unifying motif. Minor characters include other famous musicians, Paganini, Mendelssohn, Schumann -- with the central figure a boy musician, reincarnation of his ancestor, who had been a pupil of Bach, a member of his household, and the writer of a sheaf of letters which kept his fame alive for his descendant. A book you can recommend unreservedly to those among your clientale who are interested in music, although the market is not limited thereby, as there is no surfeit of technicalities, but merely a contagious enthusiasm for music and what it can mean.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1935
Publisher: Macmillan