Sarajevo 1991. To the home of Adam and Finola VidakovicI comes their new lodger, the internationally-known concert pianist, Daniel Danuczek, who is to teach at the Conservatory. He captivates both Finola and her daughter, Irena, but returns to London as civil war breaks out, holding Sarajevo in its pitiless grip. Soon after, the VidakovicI home will be a ruin and the family dead or missing.
Written with compassion and humour, A Place of Springs follows the fortunes and misfortunes of Daniel against a background of music which both expresses and transcends human pain.
Hannah Colby was born in Norwich, went to school in London and studied French Civilization at the Sorbonne in Paris. Hannah Colby's mother was a well-known horse painter, but Hannah has preferred drawing and painting the human face. She has also had a life-long love of music and studied piano and viola. While bringing up her four children, Hannah played a key role in establishing an innovative activity centre for disabled young people in Suffolk.