David Abbott: I Love This Bookshop

David Abbott is author of the The Upright Piano Player and a respected figure in the world of advertising. His first novel was selected as one of the Culture Show’s twelve best new debuts in a recent BBC programme, and has been published in Germany and the USA amongst many other countries. He is also a great patron of independent bookshops, on both Is time. Give and All production has …

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Preview: The Upright Piano Player

Henry Cage seemed to have it all. A successful business career, considerable wealth, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. On the eve of the new millennium he is the victim of a random act of violence which soon escalates into a prolonged persecution, with tragic consequences. Family secrets …

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The Late Harvest of Henry Cage

Die späte Ernte des Henry Cage is the German title of David Abbott’s first novel The Upright Piano Player. It has just been published, by DTV, and by the time of writing had rocketed to number 1 in the literature category on Amazon.de and to number 6 overall. David Abbott was last month announced as one of the Culture Show’s Twelve New Novelists. The Upright Piano Player is the only …

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A MacLehose Miscellany

David Abbott selected for Culture Show‘s New Novelists Programme As reported in the Guardian this Saturday, David Abbott has been selected for the BBC2 Culture Show‘s programme showcasing first-time authors for his novel The Upright Piano Player, due to be published in paperback on March 31. New Novelists: Twelve of the Best From the Culture Show will be broadcast next Saturday, and will include an in-depth panel discussion chaired by …

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Interview with David Abbott

On March 31st, MacLehose Press will publish the paperback edition of The Upright Piano Player by David Abbott, which came out in hardback last year. Longlisted for the Desmond Eliott Prize, it is Abbott’s first novel. David Abbott has worked for many years in the advertising industry, and was a founding partner of Abbott Mead Vickers, now the largest agency in the UK Paul Engles: What first gave you the …

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