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Instrumental
Author: James Rhodes

ISBN: 9781782115342
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 28 May 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 15.3
Description:
'The unforgettable story of an unforgettable and remarkable man' STEPHEN FRY

James Rhodes has had an astonishing life. Told through a searingly honest narrative, he recalls the physical and sexual abuse he suffered as a child, his ensuing struggle with drugs and alcohol, and the nervous breakdown that led him to spending months in a locked ward. But there is a bright, broad beam of light piercing through the darkness, and it is James' passion for classical music - a passion that enabled him to get through his tumultuous upbringing, to resign from his mind-numbing job, and to become a renowned concert pianist.

It is an extraordinary achievement that, after years of self-harming, suicide attempts and lots of therapy, James has got to where he is now thanks to sheer determination, countless hours of piano practice and a chance encounter with a stranger: fragile, scarred, but performing sold-out concerts around the world and establishing himself as a presenter and commentator.

A passionate tribute to the therapeutic powers of music, this book also weaves in fascinating facts about how classical music works and the l...

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