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Win read and review copies of The Instrumentalist by Harriet Constable

Bloomsbury are delighted to offer 10 lucky book clubs 10 proof copies each ofThe Instrumentalist by Harriet Constable to read and review.

Who would love this book?

1) For lovers of deeply immersive, beautifully written historical fiction.

2) Readers of books such as The Miniaturist and The Marriage Portrait.

3) Readers of blockbuster, prize-winning, chart-topping fiction and fans of female-driven stories about talent and ambition such as The Queen’s Gambit or Hidden Figures.

About the book

I will be remembered. My life will mean something.

Venice. 1704. In this city of glittering splendour, desperation and destitution are never far away. At the Ospedale della Pietà, abandoned orphan girls are posted every day through a tiny gap in the wall.

Anna Maria is just one of the three hundred girls growing up within the Pietà’s walls – but she already knows she is different. Obsessive and gifted, she is on a mission to become Venice’s greatest violinist and composer, and in her remarkable world of colour and sound, it seems like nothing will stop her.

But the odds are stacked against an orphan girl – so when the maestro selects her as his star pupil, Anna Maria knows she must do everything in her power to please this difficult, brilliant man. But as Anna Maria’s star rises, threatening to eclipse that of her mentor, the dream she has so single-mindedly pursued is thrown into peril…

From the jewelled palaces of Venice to its mud-licked canals, this is a story of one woman’s irrepressible ambition and rise to the top, of loss and triumph, and of who we choose to remember and those who lie forgotten.

How to get involved

To be in with a chance of winning review copies for your book club to read and review with your reading group please log in and complete the survey below by 12 June. If successful, each of your members will be expected to share a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Waterstones or the Reading Groups for Everyone website within six weeks of receiving the books. Please only pitch if you can commit to this.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Fill in this survey by 12 June.

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