Thame, United Kingdom, May 11, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Michael Terence Publishing is excited to announce the release of "The Fiddle" - a true story by Natalie Cumming.
"The Fiddle" is a true story, tracing a precious violin across landscapes devastated by war and terror, to safety and restoration in 21st century Britain. Abraham and his family flee the Bolsheviks in 1917, from St. Petersburg to Odessa and safety in the UK. Abraham’s skill on the violin earns them food and lodgings, as they struggle on foot through the freezing Russian winter.
The violin passes to Rosa, Abraham’s daughter, violinist with the famous Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Arrested by the Nazis on Kristellnacht, 1938 she is sent to Mauthausen Concentration Camp, and then to Auschwitz, where her musical talent sees her forced to join the Women’s Orchestra and saves her life. She spends the last 5 months of the war in Belsen, before testifying at the Nuremberg Trials, exposing the horrors of the Nazi death camps.
Rosa’s brother, Israel, inherits the violin. A celebrated musician, he joins ENSA during the war, entertaining the troops. Post war, he investigates Nazis trying to escape trial. He forms several popular bands, well-known throughout the 60’s & 70’s.
Finally, the violin comes to his daughter Natalie, who has written her family’s extraordinary story, lest the world should ever forget global events, against which the journey of this beautiful instrument is told.
In January 2018, the violin featured in BBC 2 UK television programme, The Repair Shop, where it was restored by John Dilworth, a well-known violin maker. It has now been donated to the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music and is played every day by a young virtuoso.
This work is available in multiple formats:
Paperback (274 pages) ISBN 9781912639083
Kindle eBook ASIN B07CR25CN3
Published by: Michael Terence Publishing
About Natalie Cumming
Natalie Cumming started work aged 17 as a secretary at Gillette Industries. In 1970 she moved into merchant banking, as a personal assistant in the City of London with Lord Kissin of the Guinness Peat Group, finally working with Jacob Rothschild, Chairman of the Five Arrows Group, before retiring.
She became a Freeman of the City of London in 1983 and Member of the Guild of Freemen in 2003. After becoming a supporter of the Missing People Charity in 1986, she served as a Trustee from 1990 to 2007 and continues to be involved with them.
Natalie lives in Shropshire with her husband David. They have two sons, Richard and James.
About Michael Terence Publishing
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