LOVE IS BLIND
SET at the end of the 19th century, Boyd follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician.
When Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father and begins a different chapter in his life.
An encounter with a famous pianist sparks an obsessive love affair with the beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum.
Moving from Paris to St Petersburg to Edinburgh and back again, Brodie’s love for Lika and its dangerous consequences pursue him around Europe and beyond, during an era of overwhelming change on the eve of the 20th century.