'Pride and Prejudice, Scandinavian style'
Express on Sunday
'A deliciously descriptive novel ... beneath its charm lie
Her writing is dreamy yet dextrous ... Like Conrad and Nabokov,
she has conquered a language that is not her own'
'The writing stands out for its unusual twists of light, pacy
prose and wry commentary... the evolution of two complex personalities
and the unwinding of their deepest fears'
'My name is Esther Fisher and I'm just about to walk out
on the only man I've ever loved. I'm thirty four and a latecomer
to love, which makes this all the harder.'
What happens when your dearest dreams collide headlong with
your principles? And what about when your best intentioned
actions cause disaster? Those questions, plus a desire to play
with and extend the conventions of romance, led to the writing
of Frozen Music.
Esther Fisher, a journalist from London and Linus Stendal,
prize winning Swedish architect have never met but they have
known of each other all their lives through their mothers long-distance
correspondence. When they do finally meet they are both in
their thirties and at the opposite side of the battle over
plans to build a new opera house and the proposed eviction
of the old couple who lives on the land earmarked for the project.
When circumstances forces them to spend a summer in Linus's
family home on an island off the west coast of Sweden, attraction
leads to love and love leads to disaster - at least in the