One violin. One curse. One hundred years.
Germany, 1871. Hannah's husband, the violin maker, has produced the perfect violin. It will make their fortune. Hannah is told to look after the violin while her husband finds a buyer. She knows she's been entrusted with a great responsibility.
But a powerful and disreputable businessman betrays her and she loses the violin. Her dreams of a happier life lie shattered.
Distraught, Hannah predicts that all those who, for the following hundred years, play her husband's violin, will die an untimely death...
And so begins the journey of the violin. From the First World War to the rise of Nazism, the Second World War and the Holocaust, through Germany's post-war guilt and the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, the curse of the violin descends on all those who dare touch its strings.
Who will survive the curse of the violin? Eight stories. Eight people scattered across the century, each cursed by a single violin and its everlasting Song of Sorrow.
Song of Sorrow by R.P.G. Colley.
Part of The Love and War Series, novels set during the 20th century's darkest years:
The Lost Daughter
The White Venus
The Woman on the Train
The Black Maria
My Brother the Enemy
Song of Sorrow
20th Century Historical fiction with heart and drama.