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Quite the journey

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-05-2020

This is an interesting read (listen!) and a good narrator. I actually cared about these characters more than I thought I would.

I love this cat!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2020

As with the previous three books, there is plenty to love about this book with it's subtle and sometimes not so subtle references to how we tangle our lives with complications about things and events that we can't control or change. It's a reminder that we should take a deep breath, be kind to ourselves and those we encounter and just live in the now. Thank you HHC

Enjoyable

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2020

A good story but as with "Flatshare" the ending is predictable and all a bit too neat. Nevertheless a worthy read.

Extraordinary!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2020

What an incredible woman and what an incredible life. A window into a world quite unknown to me. Brings a new meaning to the word "stoic"

Take the journey

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-2020

What a great entertaining book! An insight into the life so far of a wonderful woman who takes us on such an interesting journey. Made all the better by her fabulous narration delivered with her usual dry wit. Do yourself a favour and take the ride on the no 12 even if you've never been to London.

This is a story well worth listening to

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2020

In the beginning I wondered whether this was a book for me but before I knew it, Allegra had won my heart. A story that brought life well and truly into focus, how short it is and how we sometimes squander it. Engaging narrator, thank you.

A thoughtful book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-2019

Having already listened to Lilac Girls which was one of the most amazing books I have ever read/listened to, I wondered if this book would be confusing given it precedes the era of Lilac Girls but it is a stand alone story that gives the reader an insight into one of the main characters in Lilac Girls, Caroline Ferraday. The narration is very good.

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Hmmm

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-2019

Must admit I almost returned this book after 3 chapters but decided to plow on. It wasn't a bad read, certainly relatable when I remembered my own mothers demise.

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Bewildering

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-2019

I almost gave up on this book about half way through but it is worth staying on, even when it ends you aren't sure it is over!

A narration makes or breaks a book

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-2018

While this was quite an interesting story, the narration made it impossible to listen for any length of time as it was a strange mix of slow-mo interspersed with a kind of chuckle! I had to work hard to finish this book and almost gave up several times.

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