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The Fibonacci Confessions

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The Fibonacci Confessions by Graham Wade
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The Fibonacci Confessions is a story of discovery, adventure, romance, and betrayal. This exciting novel presents the intimately personal letters of Leonardo Pisano (also known as Fibonacci), mathematician, scholar, and traveller, looking back over a lifetime at the follies of his youth, travel in North Africa, Egypt, the disasters of various amorous affairs, and his endless pursuit of the 'numbers' in a quest which leads to both glorious and tragic consequences. Fibonacci, telling his own tragic story, keeps few secrets hidden as he passionately pursues his destiny in a medieval world where there are many hazards and few rewards. His story begins in innocence and ends in calamity, as step by step he indulges in the flaws which lead to his downfall. From every experience Fibonacci learns new lessons, but somehow he always commits the same errors with the inevitable consequences.

Author Biography

Graham Wade, writer and musician, a graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge and Fellow of the Trinity College of Music, London. was formerly Head of Strings and professor of classical guitar at the City of Leeds College of Music, Internationally acknowledged as one of the foremost authorities on the twentieth century history of the classical guitar, he has published some forty books, among them critically acclaimed biographical studies of Andres Segovia, Joaquin Rodrigo, Gina Bachauer, and Julian Bream, as well as works on musical history, several volumes of poetry, and a historical novel, The Fibonacci Confessions, winner of the St John Thomas literary prize in 2011. In 2002 he was awarded the Schotts Gold Medal for his contribution to Rodrigo studies. He has written for many newspapers and periodicals including The Times, The independent, and the Guardian. He is an Advisory Editor to both the British and American New Grove Dictionary of Music and the General Editor of a very successful series of paperbacks on music for Mel Bay Publications in the USA. He has lectured on the history of the classical guitar in leading conservatoires and universities in the UK, Austria, Germany, Norway, Spain, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Poland, Hungary, Eire, Sweden, Holland, Greece, etc, and appeared on a number of guitar juries for international competitions in the USA, Greece, Germany, Spain, Eire, and the UK.
Release date NZ
February 18th, 2017
Author
Pages
418
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
The Choir Press
Dimensions
133x203x24
ISBN-13
9781910864838
Product ID
26581483

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