Near fine condition.Orion,1999.First UK edition-first printing.Blue hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the cover) with Dj(very small tear,a couple of nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Nice and clean pages as new with light shelf wear on the outer edges,pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the back of the Dj cover.376pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: This tale interweaves the lives of two unusual children: Esther, whose father walked out of her London home without a word; and Linus, bullied by his father, spoiled by his adoring but eccentric uncles and aunts, and growing up in Stockholm, longing to be an architect. n nFrom the Publisher nRecent reviews for Frozen Music n'Cobbold's first-person novel takes her heroine, Esther, from lonely childhood to life in her mid-thirties as a magazine journalist. Her story is paralleled by that of Linus, a Swedish boy, as both are idealists and outsiders, you suspect from the start that they will end up together. Esther is a woman who thinks she knows the rules, until a series of events forces her to see cause and effect in every gesture, and paralyses her with indecision;Linus is a man with a clear, bright dream, which Esther nearly destroys.