GENIUS IN THE FAMILY
Hilary du Pré and Piers du Pré
The original cover
(first edition) (L) and later cover (R) as published in the United Kingdom.
From the moment
Jacqueline du Pre first held a cello at the age of five, it was clear
that 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
young musicians. Ten years later, she stopped playing virtually overnight
when multiple sclerosis removed the feeling in her hands just before
a concert. It took fourteen years for the crippling disease to kill
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