About The Book
The day Nina's father dies, she discovers an old music manuscript written in his hand and locked away in a desk. Her father was no musical genius, so where did this symphony come from, and what compelled him to keep it hidden? The answer lies in a web of deceit that reaches back forty years.
Digging into her family's past, Nina is forced to reconsider her own traumatic childhood, when her father's chronic hypochondria nearly destroyed her family. Nina's sole refuge had been the home of her best friend, whose parents were world champions of ballroom dancing. There she had found relief in the glittering world of Argentinian tango.
But as the symphony forces her to confront difficult questions about her past and her father's dark secret, Nina soon begins to wish she had never unlocked that desk . . .The day Nina's father dies she discovers an old music manuscript written in his hand and locked away in a desk. Her father was no musical genius, so where did this symphony come from and what compelled him to keep it hidden?
Digging into the past, Nina is forced to reconsider her traumatic childhood, when her father's emotionally destructive hypochondria brought the family close to crumbling point. As she is confronted with the mysteries and lies of her father's history, she begins to wish she had never unlocked that desk.
Brilliantly witty and perceptive, Dancing with Dr Kildare is a glittering, all-consuming novel of music, passion and dark family secrets.
About The Author
Jane Yardley was brought up in Essex in the 1960s. She has a PhD from a London medical school and works on clinical projects around the globe. Her first novel, Painting Ruby Tuesday, (which was written on aeroplanes) was short-listed for the Guilford Arts First Novel Prize. Her other novels are Rainy Day Women, A Saucerful of Secrets and Dancing with Dr Kildare.