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by Harvell, Richard

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TitleThe bells
Author / Responsible partyHarvell, Richard
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Singers -- Fiction. Boys -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Born in a belfry in the Uri Valley of the Swiss Alps, where his deaf-mute mother rang the Loudest Bells on Earth, Moses Froben possesses both a remarkably sensitive ear and an exquisite singing voice, enabling him to overcome his humble origins to become Lo Suizzero, the musical toast of Europe in the eighteenth century. In papers left for the son he raised but did not sire, Froben recounts being rescued from his father's murderous plan by monks Nicolai and Remus and taken to their abbey, where the choirmaster recognizes the boy's gift and goes to inhumane lengths to preserve it. In the neighboring town, Moses meets Amalia Duft, daughter of the area's wealthiest man, whose love becomes a beacon for his life even after his castration.

Additional Information

System control numberE13855
Original Print PublisherToronto : Random House Canada, 2010.
Narrator NamePaul Michael Garcia.
Participant or performer notePaul Michael Garcia.
Narrators GenderMale narrator