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Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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'And she knew beyond doubt, that whatever Fortuny may have achieved in life, he would have thrown it all away, just to be Lucy, right now, standing at the lights, with it all in front of her. When thirteen-year-old Lucy McBride is awoken one afternoon in her Brisbane garden by the haunting sounds of a cello, she falls in love with the music. Later, she falls in love with a post-war photograph of the musician, Paolo Fortuny, an aristocratic Venetian maestro. An obsession with Fortuny's world, art and the dreams of being one of its elect becomes the secret passion of her adolescent years. But when she is finally given her dream and enters the reality of Fortuny's life, its closed society and Old World assumptions, she dismantles her hero with a ruthlessness that causes her to define everything she's ever lived for. ' (Publication summary)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1998 .
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      Extent: 278p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 1864485191

Works about this Work

Is This 'Rewriting of Things Past'? Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 June 2008; (p. 29)
A column canvassing current literary news including information on Steven Carroll's re-writing of his 1998 novel The Lovesong of Lucy McBride. Steger also mentions two literary festivals to be held in Melbourne - Crime and Justice, and the Festival of Travel Writing.
Trials and Triumphs of the Performing Woman Heather L. E. Neilson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 58 no. 3 1998; (p. 262-266)

— Review of Dreamtime Alice : A Memoir Mandy Sayer 1998 single work autobiography ; Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel ; The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
A Siren Song for a Master Janet Chimonyo , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 January 1998; (p. 10)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Lovers and Loners Rachel Buchanan , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 January 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel ; The Indestructible Corpse Raimondo Cortese 1998 selected work short story
Sensual Power of Venice, Music, Age and Youth Christopher Bantick , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 1 February 1998; (p. 22)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Poignant Novel of Music and Passion Christopher Bantick , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 February 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
If Music is the Food of Love...Choose from the Menu Carefully Sophie Masson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 March 1998; (p. 10)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Craft Without Charm Miriam Cosic , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 March 1998; (p. 29)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel ; Bachelor Kisses Nick Earls 1998 single work novel ; Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Maestro and Novice Kevin Brophy , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 198 1998; (p. 45-46)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Books in Brief Moya Costello , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , April vol. 3 no. 3 1998; (p. 29)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Trials and Triumphs of the Performing Woman Heather L. E. Neilson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 58 no. 3 1998; (p. 262-266)

— Review of Dreamtime Alice : A Memoir Mandy Sayer 1998 single work autobiography ; Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel ; The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
A Siren Song for a Master Janet Chimonyo , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 January 1998; (p. 10)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Lovers and Loners Rachel Buchanan , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 January 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel ; The Indestructible Corpse Raimondo Cortese 1998 selected work short story
Sensual Power of Venice, Music, Age and Youth Christopher Bantick , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 1 February 1998; (p. 22)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Poignant Novel of Music and Passion Christopher Bantick , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 February 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
If Music is the Food of Love...Choose from the Menu Carefully Sophie Masson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 March 1998; (p. 10)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Craft Without Charm Miriam Cosic , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 March 1998; (p. 29)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel ; Bachelor Kisses Nick Earls 1998 single work novel ; Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Maestro and Novice Kevin Brophy , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 198 1998; (p. 45-46)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Books in Brief Moya Costello , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , April vol. 3 no. 3 1998; (p. 29)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Is This 'Rewriting of Things Past'? Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 June 2008; (p. 29)
A column canvassing current literary news including information on Steven Carroll's re-writing of his 1998 novel The Lovesong of Lucy McBride. Steger also mentions two literary festivals to be held in Melbourne - Crime and Justice, and the Festival of Travel Writing.
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