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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The Cellist's Notebook is a charming, life-affirming tale of discovery surrounding an old family mystery. A young girl's curiosity, her love of a little melody and the beauty of a cello evokes memories long forgotten.

Set in the present day, ten-year-old Emily Peters is spending the summer with her Nana Rose, a retired piano teacher, in rural Cumbria whilst Emily’s sister
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Kindle Edition, 68 pages
Published January 30th 2020 by Clink Street Publishing
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Bookread2day
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story about Emily. Her Nana Rose a piano teacher, had always promised Emily that she would teach her how to play a cello. When Emily was staying with her Nana Rose, she went into the attic and discovered a dusty case with the initials L. T. P. When she opened the case she found the most beautiful instrument she had ever seen, a cello. She also discovered a satchel with the initials L. T. P. She had just found a music manuscript book. The music was unfinished and there was a reason ...more
Hâf
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Cellist's Notebook is a beautiful shory story that delivers an emotional happy ending within sixty pages! When I saw how thin the book was I wondered how invested I would become in the characters within such a short amount of story but I will admit I am impressed with how touching the plot was.
I loved the aspect of dual timelines, we first learnt about Emily and the promise her Nana made her to teach her to play the cello over the summer. The interactions between Emily and her Nana were so
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LT
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can’t get this story out of my head! Beautifully written and gripped to the last word. Emotional ending with a twist. Nice mixture of both past and present and lovely descriptions of the English summer countryside. A heart warming story all should read.
Tonja Drecker
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At less than 70 pages, this tale hits upon a heart-warming tale of a family, music, and reunion.

Emily is ten years old and is taking her Nana up on a promise—to learn to play the cello. Nana, however, isn't exactly sure why she promised Emily such a thing, since she herself has played since her brother disappeared during WWII. Still, a promise is a promise. And this one results in much more than the beginning of Emily's love for music.

I was surprised at how emotional and satisfying this tale
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Larissa
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars.

Very sweet story! Read it in two evenings, and is perfect for young readers and adults. Very nice visual images of the countryside, the snow in the last chapters, and love that it is about the cello. Overall a lovely short read!
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