Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle -


Song of the Slums Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookSeventeen year old Astor thinks she is about the wed the handsome plutocrat Lorrain Swale But, to her horror, her mother and step father abandon her, and she finds herself a lowly governess in the Swale household Treated with contempt by the whole family, Astor is determined to escape Help arrives unexpectedly in the form of the laconic and mysterious Verrol Together they plunge into the slums of Brummingham and find themselves in a street band, Song of Kindle - making wild music a new kind of music that s set t take the world by storm But the Swale brothers haven t finished with them yet.

  • Paperback
  • 372
  • Song of the Slums
  • Richard Harland
  • English
  • 22 October 2018
  • 1743310056

About the Author: Richard Harland

Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookMy latest novels have been my big international breakthrough, published in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany and Brazil They re all steampunk fantasy WORLDSHAKER, its sequel LIBERATOR, and now SONG OF THE SLUMS same world, new story appearing in May NG OF THE SLUMS is about the invention of rock n roll years before Elvis Presley In a world enshrouded with fog and smog, the Slumtown gangs have created their own music, raw and Song of Kindle - savage, with a driving beat Respectable Victorian society has never heard anything like it Astor comes from a genteel family of classical musicians, but ends up as an outcast in the slums She discovers an unexpected talent for rhythm and playing the drums Her fellow outcast, Verrol, is an amazing dancer and would be singer but he hides a dark criminal pastI was once a muso in a band myself, which helped with SONG OF THE SLUMS I was also a university lecturer for years, but always dreamed of writing fantasy fiction slightly delayed by years of writer s block I live km south of Sydney in Australia, I ve now had novels published fantasy, SF and horror, for adult, YA and children and I m one happy human being As a way of saying thank you to the world for being kind to me, I set up a website of writing tips for fantasy and SF authors It s a free resource, it s pages long, it covers most every aspect of writing and getting published and it s atwritingtipsMy author website is atrichardharland, with another at worldshakerfo for the US I have to mention the trailer for SONG OF THE SLUMS, just put up on YouTube, at awards WORLDSHAKER took out the highly prestigious Tam Tam Je Bouquine Prize in France, and I ve won six Aurealis Awards Australia s nearest equivalent to the Nebulas.



10 thoughts on “Song of the Slums

  1. Shaheen Shaheen says:

    Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookI ll admit I was wary when I opened the package from Allen Unwin and found this book inside I d never heard of it, and although I love steampunk and alternate history, I worried about how much I could enjoy a book so centrally focussed on music after all, I know next to nothing about music I shouldn t have worried Song of the Slums is a delightful read, rhythmic and romantic at the same time.The book begins with Astor, who thinks she s about to wed the handsome plutocrat Lorrain Swale To I ll admit I was wary when I opened the package from Allen Unwin and found this book inside I d never heard of it, and although I love steampunk and alternate history, I worried about how much I could enjoy a book so centrally focussed on music after all, I know next to nothing about music I shouldn t have worried Song of the Slums is a delightful read, rhythmic and romantic at the same time.The book begins with Astor, who thinks she s about to wed the handsome plutocrat Lor

  2. David David says:

    Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookA story of a young woman who falls from high society into the slums She survives with the help of her servant who has a dark secret Fortunately, they fall in with a gang whose matron has a vision of creating the best gang music of all time While finding their sound, they invent rock and roll in the nineteenth century Some of the romance was predictable, some of the characters were over the top, but overall, it was a thoroughly enjoyable ride that made me want to tap my toes to my favorite st A story of a young woman who falls from high society into the slums She survives with the help of her servant who has a dark secret Fortunately, they fall in with a gang whose matron has a vision of creating the best gang music of all time While finding their sound, they in

  3. Kat Lastname Kat Lastname says:

    Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookThere are much much better adventure romance YA books out there with stronger female teenage protagonists, and romance with better chemistry and characterisation of her love interest The only thing

  4. Belladonna Belladonna says:

    Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookA nice YA steampunk, a good gateway drug to the rest of the genre Had the ending spoiled by the author but overall quite good also he had this badass steampunk guitar that I recommend seeing

  5. Carlos Carlos says:

    Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookTHIS ISN T A BAD BOOK Just putting it out there for people who judge 3 stars as meh.I really wanted to rate this 3.5 stars Now I feel bad that I demoted it instead of increased itSorry Richard Harland So when I saw the description of the book, I admit I didn t sound too interested I bought the book because I read his other book WORLDSHAKER and loved it Think I rated it 5 But I read SONG OF THE SLUMS anyway and I have to give credit to Harland s writing style for keeping me enga THIS ISN T A BAD BOOK Just putting it out there for people who judge 3 stars as meh.I really wanted to rate this 3.5 stars Now I feel bad that I demoted it instead of increased itSorry Richard Harland So when I saw the description of the book, I admit I didn t sound too interested I bought the book beca

  6. K. K. says:

    Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookThis was probablylike 2.5 stars for me I loved the first section I mean, how can you not love a steampunk y YA story in which the female protagonist thinks she s en route to get engaged to one of the most eligible bachelors in the land only to discover that her stepfather has actually contracted her to be governess to his niece and nephews but then so much of the middle of the book was caught up in forming a band and musical stuff that I didn t really care about I loved the world b This was probablylike 2.5 stars for me I loved the first section I mean, how can you not love a steampunk y YA story in which the female protagonist thinks she s en route to get engaged to one of the most eligible bachelors in the land only to discover that her stepfather has actually contracted her to be governess to his niece and nephews but then so much

  7. Theo Theo says:

    Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookI don t understand how I ever enjoyed this book because upon reading it a second time, it s quite possibly the worst book I ve ever read The story line was impossibly shallow and the sentence lengths were all of similar lengths meaning that there was no flow and it was hard to read Characters never spoke to one another apart from when they needed to for plot and while I understand that unnecessary dialogue can bring down a perfectly good book otherwise, this really hammered

  8. Roger Roger says:

    Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookI m not a much of a fan of the steampunk genre I am, however, a huge fan of Richard Harland the Vicar of Morbing Vyle is in my top 10 books of all time so I was fairly sure I was going to enjoy this one In many ways the humour in Song of the Slums reminds me of that in Vicar, particularly the Swales brothers and the horrid child, Widdy The characters are all different, interesting and well developed The steampunk history re imagines post WWI England, with disenfranchised returned soldi I m not a much of a fan of the steampunk genre I am, however, a huge fan of Richard Harland the Vicar of Morbing Vyle is in my top 10 books of all time so I was fairly sure I was going to enjoy this one In many ways the humour in Song of the Slums reminds me of that in Vica

  9. jordan jordan says:

    Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookHad a signed copy when I was younger, pretty fun book Definetely a unique one Richard was awesome too.

  10. Abby Abby says:

    Song of the Slums eBook × Song of Kindle - song kindle, slums mobile, Song of epub, Song of the SlumsSong of the Slums eBookI picked up this book off a shelf in the library, read the blurb and thought aw this seems pretty cute I ll give it a go and then accidentally fell in love with it Astor is a noble, yes, and she retains some of those pompous qualities but as the story progresses her wilder side comes out and i absolutely loved that the fact that in the beginning of the book, she s sneered at by the plutocrats as too soft and without character and instead of wallowing in self pity, she sits up and ta I picked up this book off a shelf in the library, read the blurb and thought aw this seems pretty cute I ll give it a go and then accidentally fell in love with it Astor is

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