|BBC Radio 3 - 10 May 2020 - Private Passions Andrew O'Hagan
In a moving and personal interview the novelist and journalist Andrew O’Hagan talks to Michael Berkeley about his family and the music that inspires his writing.
|Faber & Faber
|1 April 2004
|0571217753 / 978-0571217755
Maria Tambini is a thirteen-year-old girl with a great singing voice. Growing up on a small Scottish island, she is ready for the big time and keen to escape her ordinary life.
When she wins a national TV talent show, she becomes an instant star, yet all the time 'the girl with the giant voice' is losing herself in fame and in a private battle with her own body.
Can Maria be saved by love or is she destined to be consumed by celebrity, by family secrets, and by her number one fan?