Musick for the King
The moving and inspiring story of Georg Frederick Handel’s creation of his masterpiece “Messiah”. From the depths of poverty and depression to the triumphant debut in Dublin, we see the struggles as Handel overcomes physical, mental and emotional illness as well as political and religious opposition. Tie in the story of his star singer who overcame a public sex scandal and a dysfunctional Royal family, and you have a tale that proves truth really does transcend fiction.
“captures the timelessness of Messiah and helps the reader live the drama that birthed it”; “That the (novel) is based on actual events makes it an even more powerful story”; “a work of art that gets my highest recommendation”; “Doyle pens a story that keeps the reader engaged…once you begin you won’t put it down until you’ve finished.”