Posted on 24th November 2010

By James Smith

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The Devil’s Music

Jane Rusbridge

Family secrets – where would fiction be without them? Jane Rusbridge’s novel features a five-year-old boy, his baby sister (described by the father as ‘not all there’), a depressed mother, a young painter and a wild-haired, tango-dancing sculptor. Throw into the mix a fascination with knots (a metaphor if ever there was one), the power of the sea (ditto) and Harry Houdini, and the resulting heady brew – thick with atmosphere and foreboding – bubbles into a moving search for redemption and release from the mistakes of the past.


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