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Love Set to Music - A Song for You and Me By Fiona Compton
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"Love Set to Music" and "A Song for You and Me" are the last two volumes of the Malcolm Craig series. Both novels are set in South Africa during the ten years from 1956 to 1966.... More > Malcolm Craig and Marina Dunbar have settled in South Africa after problems with the Inland Revenue in the United Kingdom. They open a studio in Johannesburg and start teaching singing in addition to their theatre and radio work. Despite their "sweethearts of song" image, their marriage remains stormy, but matters are eventually resolved at last in a highly unexpected way.< Less
Love Set to Music - A Song for You and Me By Fiona Compton
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"Love Set to Music" and "A Song for You and Me", the last two novels in the Malcolm Craig series are set in South Africa from 1956 to 1966. Malcolm Craig and Marina Dunbar settle... More > in the country after problems with the Inland Revenue in the United Kingdom. They open a studio in Johannesburg and start teaching in addition to their theatre work. Despite the "sweethearts of song" image of their marriage, their relationship remains stormy but matters are eventually resolved in a highly unexpected way. These last two novels are largely based on my own private experiences which I have recreated as fiction thanks to my memories, contemporary diaries, and a fair share of my imagination. As to the "key" of these novels - some might work it out for themselves but I will never disclose it to anyone as long as I live!< Less
Just the Echo of a Sigh; Faint Harmony By Fiona Compton
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"Just the Echo of a Sigh" and "Faint Harmony" concentrate on the life and career of famous British tenor, Malcolm Craig and his tumultuous private life. He marries three times,... More > but none of his marriages work out well. Even his third "perfect" marriage to soprano Marina Dunbar who becomes his singing partner, has many problems. The four novels in the Malcolm Craig series are a mixture of Roman à clef, and biographical-autobiographical novel, in other words, a novel about real life, overlaid with a façade of fiction.The four novels in the Malcolm Craig series are broadly based on fact, but many incidents are purely products of my imagination and do not pretend to be true. The first two novels included in this volume are based on my knowledge and research into the lives of "Malcolm Craig" and "Marina Dunbar" before I met them, overlaid with many fictional elements.< Less
Just the Echo of a Sigh; Faint Harmony By Fiona Compton
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"Just the Echo of a Sigh" and "Faint Harmony" concentrate on the life and career of famous British tenor, Malcolm Craig and his tumultuous private life. He marries three times,... More > but none of his marriages work out well. Even his third "perfect" marriage to soprano Marina Dunbar who becomes his singing partner, has many problems. The four novels in the Malcolm Craig series are a mixture of Roman à clef, and biographical-autobiographical novel, in other words, a novel about real life, overlaid with a façade of fiction.The four novels in the Malcolm Craig series are broadly based on fact, but many incidents are purely products of my imagination and do not pretend to be true. The first two novels included in this volume are based on my knowledge and research into the lives of "Malcolm Craig" and "Marina Dunbar" before I met them overlaid with many fictional elements.< Less
A Song for You and Me By Fiona Compton
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This is the fourth and final novel in the Malcolm Craig series. The stormy marriage of Malcolm Craig and his wife, Marina Dunbar eventually reaches the point of no return. They have to decide whether... More > to remain married for the sake of their "sweethearts of song" image in the eyes of the public, or go their separate ways at last. In 1965 Kate Kyle, the young woman who is the object of Malcolm's attentions, is so distressed and hurt at the course of events that she decides that the only course open to her is to leave the country and try to make a new life for herself in the United Kingdom.< Less
A Song for You and Me By Fiona Compton
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This is the fourth and final novel in the Malcolm Craig series. The stormy marriage of Malcolm Craig and his wife, Marina Dunbar eventually reaches the point of no return. They have to decide whether... More > to remain married for the sake of their "sweethearts of song" image in the eyes of the public, or go their separate ways at last. In 1965 Kate Kyle, the young woman who is the object of Malcolm's attentions, is so distressed and hurt at the course of events that she decides that the only course open to her is to leave the country and try to make a new life for herself in the United Kingdom.< Less
Love Set to Music By Fiona Compton
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This is the third novel in the Malcolm Craig series. Because of tax problems with the United Kingdom Inland Revenue, famous tenor, Malcolm Craig and his wife, soprano, Marina Dunbar decide to... More > emigrate to South Africa in 1956. This novel covers the first seven years of their new lives in South Africa. Although they are still performing they find that they have to teach singing to make ends meet. Their marriage is still as tempestuous as ever and they are on the brink of divorcing one another. Marina has an affair with a popular radio announcer and Malcolm feels genuinely drawn to his young studio accompanist, Kate Kyle. Kate, in turn, thinks the world of Malcolm despite a huge difference in their ages. In all honesty, this book and the following one (yet to be published) can only be described as novels about real life, overlaid with a façade of fiction. Much of the plot is based on my diaries from the 1960s.< Less
Love Set to Music By Fiona Compton
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This is the third novel in the Malcolm Craig series. Because of tax problems with the United Kingdom Inland Revenue, famous tenor, Malcolm Craig and his wife, Marina Dunbar decide to emigrate to... More > South Africa in 1956. This novel covers the first seven years of their lives in South Africa. Although they are still performing they find that they have to teach singing to make ends meet. Their marriage is still as tempestuous as ever and they are on the brink of divorcing one another. Marina has an affair with a popular radio announcer and Malcolm feels genuinely drawn to his young studio accompanist, Kate Kyle. Kate, in turn, thinks the world of Malcolm despite a huge difference in their ages.< Less
I Can't Forget You By Fiona Compton
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Derek Bailey is one of Britain's finest tenors. He never forgets Elspeth McPhail, the young Scottish house-keeper who worked for him when he was starting his career in the nineteen-thirties. Although... More > he becomes famous and successful, his personal life is far from fulfilling. This novel covers Derek's professional and personal life over a span of forty years including his two unsatisfactory marriages and his affair with a young woman forty years his junior.< Less
Faint Harmony By Fiona Compton
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This is the second novel in the Malcolm Craig series. It covers the period from the beginning of World War Two until 1956 when Malcolm Craig and his wife, Marina Dunbar have no option but to leave... More > the United Kingdom for South Africa. Fiona Compton is putting finishing touches to the third novel in the Malcolm Craig series and hopes to publish it by the end of 2015.< Less