London, 1735. Covent Garden offers a world of pleasures and diversions, even for a blind man. Tom Finch approaches life with boundless good cheer and resilience, whether he’s pursuing a musical career or pursuing women. And as for his blindness, to him it’s merely an inconvenience.
Join Tom for a picaresque romp through high and low Georgian society among rakes, rovers, thieving whores and demi-reps, highway robbers, bigamists, and duelists, bisexual opera divas, castrati, mollies, and cross-dressers, lecherous aristocrats, and headstrong ladies. This meticulously researched, witty and lively tale overturns stereotypes about disability and revels in the spectacle and excitement of 18th century opera.
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I was totally delighted by this book. I didn't expect to enjoy it so much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The characters had the unique charm that characterized the period, proper men and prudish women, until the doors were closed at least. The life of a blind musician, born on the wrong side of the blanket is shared with us. His joy in life is contagious and everyone around him is affected. Tom's adventures never stop, and he even manages to get into a duel as his many friends cheer him on. Between the great characters and the great narration, you'll be sad when the story is over, I know I was. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review.