Ian Phillips is 58 and has been writing professionally for businesses and other organisations since 1993.
At the same time, he began researching and writing Grosse Fugue , using the spaces between projects to build the structure, characters and plot, as well as take the first tentative steps along the creative road.
When not helping clients or serving as a volunteer in education, Ian passes his time bolstering his passion for classical music and honing his bridge skills.
Married with two sons and living in North-West London, Grosse Fugue is his first novel.
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VideosGrosse Fugue Local Launch Speech by Ian Phillips
The author, Ian Phillips', speech at the local launch of 'Grosse Fugue' at Waterstones, Hampstead, London on Thursday 3rd May 2012. 'Grosse Fugue' is published by Alliance Publishing Press (http://alliancepublishingpress.com )
On one side, the genius of Bach, Beethoven, Schubert. On the other, depravity at its worst: hounding of innocents, appalling transports, death camps. Stuck in a grey world between: Reuben Mendel, musician, sage, survivor. This searing and compelling narrative confronts the legacy of genocide, survivor guilt and the redemptive power of great music.
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