Strange Music by Malcolm MacDonald
(Dower House Trilogy)

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They came to England to start a new life – but the horrors of the past are never far behind . . . - In spring 1949, Felix Breit and his new wife Angela, both concentration camp survivors, join eight other families in a post-war experiment in communal living in the Dower House, an imposing Georgian mansion in Hertfordshire. But the closeness of community life can stir up petty resentments, personality clashes and inappropriate flirtations – at the height of this drama of sex and power, an unexpected figure from the past arrives with disturbing news .

About Malcolm MacDonald

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Malcolm Macdonald is the author of 30 novels, including the bestselling Stevenson Family Saga, Rose of Nancemellin, and Hell Hath No Fury. He was born in England in 1932 and currently lives in Ireland.
Published October 1, 2012 by Severn House Digital. 256 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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1949 finds famous sculptor Felix Breit and his wife, Angela, a sound recording expert, both concentration camp survivors, living in a semi-communal group at the Dower House estate with architects Adam and Sally, Willard and Marianne, and Tony and his French, non-architect wife, Nicole.

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The uneventful second installment in the Dower House Trilogy (after The Dower House) follows the lives of a community of Holocaust survivors after they've settled into a "capitalist kibbutz" on the series' titular historic English estate.

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