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The Violinist’s Apprentice is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Violinist’s Apprentice by Isabella Mancini

Genre: Time-switch historical

Tour Dates: 10th - 16th January 2020

Publication Date: 5th January 2020

Formats available: Mobi, Epub or PDF

Publisher: DarkStroke Books

Standalone Novel

Estimated Word Count - 60k

Types of post available: Reviews, guest posts, extracts or Q&As

A dark journey through time.


It’s on a group trip to Rome that something terrifying and mysterious happens, whirling musical Clementina back in time to 17th century Italy. Amidst court intrigue and creaking carriages, Rome becomes a chiaroscuro backdrop to her growing feelings for young violin-maker Antonio Stradivari. But soon he discovers that Clementina is not all she appears. She must surely be a witch.  How can she return to the 21st century again? Meanwhile, in an icy corner of the Arctic, a professor plots.

About Isabella Mancini

Isabella Mancini is the nom de plume of prolific author Olga Swan, published by Crooked Cat Books.  She has a BA Hons (Open) in English Language and Literature and a lifelong love for writing and language. For 12 years she lived in SW France, but returned to the UK in 2017, where she now lives in the West Midlands with her husband and elderly French rescue dog Bruno.


Previous books by Olga Swan:

An Englishwoman in America

From Paradis to Perdition

Pensioners in Paradis

The Mazurek Express



3rd Degree Murder

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

10th January

  1. Books, Life and Everything

  2. Four Moon Reviews

  3. Random Things Through My Letterbox

11th January

  1. Naomi's Reading Corner

  2. Historical Fiction with Spirit

  3. BookLoverWorm

12th January

  1. Nursebookie Blog

  2. Jazzy Book Reviews

  3. Biblioxytocin

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