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Michael McGirr

Michael McGirr reviews 'Snowleg' by Nicholas Shakespeare

May 2004, no. 261 01 May 2004
On his sixteenth birthday, Peter Hithersay discovers that his father is not his father. His mother’s husband, Rodney, has wanted to dispel this misunderstanding for a long time, but it has taken years for Henrietta to say what has needed to be said. In 1960 Henrietta was sent as a substitute to compete in a Bach festival in Leipzig, one of the most musical cities in the world. Bach lived there ... (read more)