Monday November 23, 2020

The night the music died

The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss by Nick Coleman. Jonathan Cape, €21.40. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

21st April, 2012
Nick Coleman argues that our music choices reflect an essential part of our natures.

The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss by Nick Coleman


One night in 2007, Nick Coleman put two mugs of tea on the bedside table. He handed one to his wife, got into bed and just as he lowered his head . . . pffff. He lost the hearing in one ear. The silence hit him with a small sound like "a kitten dropping onto a pillow", but the pffff soon...

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