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Hilary and Jackie
Hilary and Jackie
Author: Hilary Du Pre, Piers Du Pre
ISBN-13: 9780345432711
ISBN-10: 0345432711
Publication Date: 12/7/1998
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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From the moment Jacqueline du Pre' first held a cello at the age of five, it was clear she had an extraordinary gift. At sixteen, when she made her professional debut, she was hailed as one of the world's most talented and exciting musicians. But ten years later, she stopped playing virtually overnight, when multiple sclerosis removed the feeling in her hands just before a concert. It took fourteen more years for the crippling disease to take its final toll. Her siblings tell the story of Jackie, and the price exacted by her talent on the whole family. Proud as they were of Jackie's success, none of them was prepared for the profound impact her genius would have on each of their lives . . .