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The piano tuner

Author: Daniel Mason
Publisher: London : Picador, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On a misty London afternoon in 1886, piano tuner Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the War Office: he must leave his wife, and his quiet life in London, to travel to the jungles of Burma to tune a rare Erard grand paino. The paino belongs to Surgeon-Major Anthony Carroll, an enigmatic British officer, whose success at making peace in the war-torn Shan States is legendary, but whose unorthodox methods have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Mason
ISBN: 0330492691 9780330492690
OCLC Number: 59288365
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 304 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Daniel Mason.

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