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Hardback:The gustav sonata:2016 The gustav sonata
Author: Tremain
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784740030
It is the tutor who tells the young Gustav that he must try to be more like a coconut - that he needs a hard shell to protect the softness inside. This is what his native Switzerland has perfected - a shell to protect its neutrality, to keep its people safe. But his beloved friend, Anton, doesn't want to be safe - a gifted pianist, he longs to make his mark on the world outside. On holiday one summer in Davos, the boys stumble across a remote building. Long ago, it was a TB sanitorium; now it is wrecked and derelict. Here, they p
Additional information: 256 pages, 23 cm
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Paperback:The Gustav sonata:2017
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The report of Milebush book group: We all enjoyed this book which expanded our understanding of the consequences of Switzerland's neutrality in WW2 and provoked a good discussion. It is engaging and sad, arousing emotion and pity for the main character Gustav with themes of friendship, expectation a
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