23 June 2014

Blog Tour: Lucy Robinson

Today I am utterly delighted to welcome the fabulous Lucy Robinson to my blog! Her new book The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me is simply a triumph, I loved every page and it's gone straight into my top 3 reads of 2014 so far, no mean feat I assure you! I was delighted to be asked to be part of Lucy's blog tour, and here's her fabulous article about the wonderful character of Jan Borsos from the book :)

You can buy The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me as a paperback or an eBook now.

"Well it’s quite a few days since The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me was published and I’m beginning to get a bit nervous – tomorrow is Tuesday and Tuesday is the dreaded sales email day! Sales figures come in Tuesday afternoon and if you have a nice editor they’ll forward them straight on to you with lots of words of encouragement. Or commiseration. I’ve not had commiserations yet but I fear them ! But who wants to sit around worrying about numbers, eh? Not Robinson.

Thank you to the brilliant Chloe for having me today. Chloe’s website is the gold standard in chicklit blogs and am very happy indeed to be here.

So, to recap. During this tour I am talking about two things: MAD PEOPLE and FEAR.

The MAD PEOPLE are my cast of main characters from The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me. During this tour I’m revealing them to you, one by one.

And then I’ll talk briefly about FEAR. Facing your fears; seizing the day, just being brave is a major theme in this novel and at the end of this blog tour I’ll be facing a sizeable fear of my own and showing you a video of the results. ARGHHH. So, here we go. Feel free to butt in with any actor suggestions for the blockbusting film that will surely follow.

JAN BORSOS! JAN BORSOS! Only two of my friends have been loaned my book pre-publication, but in both cases I received text messages screaming about Jan Borsos. Is he my favourite character of all time? Quite possibly. I ADORE him. I literally ADORE him.

Jan Borsos is a short, stout little man from Hungary.  He has an extremely fierce facial expression which is used to express joy, fear, sadness and rage – it never changes. He had dramatic black hair that sweeps away from his face and a quite lovely turn of phrase.

Having already been married and divorced at the tender age of twenty-three, Jan Borsos has lost a lot of money and has had to walk across Europe from Hungary to start Opera School. Unfortunately, somewhere near the west coast of France, he has lost a shoe. So he walks into the Royal College of Music – and indeed into this novel - with only one shoe. It does not diminish him in the slightest. He is a pocket rocket, a wonderful, passionate, completely uninhibited man, who is capable of moving mountains. Watch out for the scene with the bacon and the record player.

My favourite Jan Borsos quote: ‘You come for dinner with me?’ he asked. ‘Tomorrow? Yes? Yes! We are in agreement!’ And off he strode, a little king of a man.
He called my name again from down the corridor.
‘Sally! I take you for dinner! But you have to pay! I do not have my scholarship for one more week!’
Jan’s biggest fear: Jan is deeply afraid of a woman called Dima. (I don’t blame him.) You’ll have to read the book to find out more!"

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, this is now on order from the library. Cheers from Carole's Chatter