Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Review: Piano from a 4th Storey Window by Jenny Potts.

Lawrence Fyre, the eccentric owner of failing Sargasso Books in the Brighton Lanes, meets Marin Strang, ex Jehovah’s witness, and isolated Spanish teacher. They fall immediately in love and live, illegally, in his rope laddered, book kingdom – a rusting but colourful lockup on an industrial estate.        
    'Original, sexy, very funny and deeply moving. An author in complete control of a number of unforgettable characters and emotional highs and lows, Jenny Morton Potts leaves the reader breathless, and wanting more.'

     ‘Fresh, witty and consistently engaging, Piano from a 4th Storey Window is a roller coaster of emotions which heralds the arrival of a major new talent.’  Britt Pflüger, Hardy & Knox

Twitter: @jmortonpotts

Facebook: jennymortonpotts

Piano... chapter excerpts:
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About the author:

      Jenny is a novelist, screenplay writer and playwright. She was born in a smart, dull suburb of Glasgow where the only regular excitement was burglary. Attended a smart, dull school where the only regular excitement was the strap. Worked in smart, dull sales and marketing jobs until realising she was living someone else’s life.
      Escaped to Gascony to make gîtes. Knee deep in cement and pregnant, Jenny was happy. Then autism and a distracted spine surgeon who wanted to talk about The Da Vinci Code, wiped out the order. Returned to wonderful England – and unlikely ever to leave again – Jenny, with assistance from loyal hound, walked and swam her way back to manageable health.
      Jenny would like to see the Northern Lights but worries that’s the best bit and should be saved till last. Very happily, and gratefully, partnered for 28 years, she ought to mention, and living with inspirational child in Derbyshire.
      She tries not to take herself too seriously.

4 Star Review:

I received the book from the author for an honest review.

I must admit that it took me a while to really warm up to the story. The way that the author has written it made it difficult to follow. Marin's thoughts were all over the place and at times I felt at a loss, not sure where this was going. Even during the conversations I had to reread  some bits, since I had no idea who was talking or what it was really about. As the story progressed I got the hang of it and got lost in the world of Marin and Lawrence. What an interesting pair. And, I may add, well fitting for each other. The tongue in the cheek humor made this story an enjoyable read. The characters were interesting and well developed. The relationship between the couple was odd but yet they understood each other, making for some entertaining moments. 
When Nina came into the picture it caused for some confusion, with friends adding to the mix, but they worked it out in their own unique way. Each character that followed had some support to offer the couple in their quest to make the relationship work. When loss left them disarrayed, Lawrence's character became stronger, a strong male figure that surfaced from the confusion to being a reliable person. A pillar. Marim's character was the one that changed the most. Through out the story you got to know more about her, but when she experienced loss you could see how she had grown in a more matured person. Even the relationship had grown in something deeper and I really enjoyed the book at the end. 
It is a deeply emotional book that takes you into the very heart of the characters, and you see how two people not only connect but learn to accept each other, creating an everlasting bond. 

'Piano from a 4th Storey Window'
The film will shortly be released.

The main characters!
Our film is now in post-production. 
Meet the cast and crew on Twitter @jmortonpotts
    Isabella Marshall as 'Marin Strang'

              Adam Harley as 'Lawrence Fyre'




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