The Violin Maker

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1980s & '90s

Ray Drayton

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The Violin Maker. A heart rendering story spanning across two continents, taking you on an emotional journey. A journey from the oppression of Soviet occupied Eastern Europe to vast open spaces of outback Australia. The story wrenches The Iron Curtain aside hovering over old Renaissance Europe to ultimate freedom found in Australia – a land of endless horizons and endless opportunities. The Violin Maker – a story of courage when faced with insurmountable odds, in order to survive a journey from darkness to greatness.


Adventure, Drama, Epic, Historical Fiction, Romance,

Short Summary

After being separated during their escape across the border to freedom - The story follows their struggles through darkness. Lilla tours Europe as an opera diva. Joska reaches the pinnacle of his career as a tailor. They finally find each other again as adults in the most unlikely circumstances.


Melbourne, Australia, Milano, Italy, Budapest, Hungary, London,United Kingdom

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Joska

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Skillful, Aggressive, Confident, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Adventurous, Desperate, Engaging, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Lilla

Age: 29

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Badass, Gracious, Naive, Beautiful, Charming, Crazy, Desperate, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Insecure, Romantic, Sexy

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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