Heartsong by Kevin Crossley-Holland and Jane Ray (September 2015)
Music has played a crucial part of each of our lives, and it’s at the healing heart of our mute heroine Laura’s life. Heartsong our book is called, and our own heart-song is what it is.
‘Crossley-Holland’s limpid prose matches Ray’s diaphanous watercolour images perfectly, evoking 18th-century Venice in all its gaudy grandeur and bringing to life someone who would not otherwise have been even a footnote in history.’
The Financial Times
‘Vivaldi’s Four Seasons provides the background to an elegant story of a mute girl’s discovery of her voice.’