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Publisher's Summary

It’s Christmas, and Jenny Checkland is beset with problems. The vicar, who really should know better, has asked to borrow Marilyn the donkey for the nativity play, thereby unleashing chaos on the already chaos-laden Frogmorton Farm.

Will Marilyn survive her bath? Will anyone survive Marilyn’s bath?

Robbed of her role as the Virgin Mary, what revenge is the angel Gabriel plotting? Why is that sheep so fat?

Will Charlie ever get to say his one line? Can Marilyn be prevented from eating the baby Jesus? Where is Thomas, who promised he would be there? And worst of all - will Russell, lost on the moor in a blizzard, make it back in time for the birth of his first child? Or even at all?

Another chance to meet the characters from the best-selling novel The Nothing Girl as they navigate the complexities of the local nativity play in their own unique fashion.

©2014 Jodi Taylor (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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A delightful story

Loved it, another lovely story. I loved it, can't wait for more. The narrator was great.

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Lovely short story

A beautifully funny Christmas-themed short story. I love the narrator, who fits the story well.

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A lovely Christmas Tale

Sweet, funny, a little sad in parts but only to make the ending that much happier. Even if you've never met the inhabitants of Frogmorton Farm before, you'll fall in love with them.

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  • Rynin
  • 09-10-2015

Read The Nothing Girl first

A wonderful continuation of The Nothing Girl. I would love to see more of these characters.

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  • motown
  • 07-06-2015

Wonderful

But read The Nothing Girl first. This is a fabulous follow up and will not have the same impact if read as a stand alone.

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  • Kindle Customer mmr
  • 28-03-2015

Lovely--Not a Children's Story

I was aware of the short story for a while before I bought it. My first impression from the cover and short description was that it was a story for young -or very young-people. Finally, after I had read everything else by Jodi Taylor, I broke down and bought "The Nothing Girl" and "The Little Donkey."

I am so glad I did!

This charming short story is a lovely addition to the story of Russell and Jenny from "The Nothing Girl." It is perhaps best understood if you read "The Nothing Girl" first. Otherwise you might just be a bit confused by the references to and, finally, the brief appearance of Thomas.

Love this story and the narrator does a terrific job.

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  • Tracet
  • 27-11-2015

I do love Jodi Taylor

This. This is a Christmas story. Not just in subject – a Christmas pageant and all its surrounds – but in the honest warmth and the quiet hum of those emotions that ought to be associated with Christmas: hope and joy. Sweet, funny, scary, droll, tense, witty, heartbreaking, hilarious – all the adjectives I have come to associate with Jodi Taylor, and another gorgeous narrator to add to my wishlist in Lucy Price-Lewis. No one can best Zara Ramm in narrating Ms. Taylor's work – but Ms. Price-Lewis matched her.

Dammit, Jodi Taylor, you made me cry at work. Again. You too, Lucy Price-Lewis. Oh, don't give me that "it's your own fault for listening at work" look – I listen to lots of things at work and very few make me cry. It's all on you two. Don't think I'll forget about this.

Quote that made me laugh and cry simultaneously: "I named her after you."

I can't wait till payday, when I can get my hands on Nothing Girl. I should have listened to that first – this was pure spoiler for that – but I'm fine with it.

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  • Dani
  • 16-10-2015

Love These Characters

Short and sweet. Glad to get a little more time with these characters. A great dessert to the Nothing Girl.

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  • Quinn
  • 14-10-2015

Super Sweet Short!

Enjoyed this sweet short story about the "Nothing Girl" family & friends! I'm attached this quirky group and hope Ms. Taylor continues their story.

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  • Colonelswife
  • 13-04-2015

Loved it - highly recommend "Little Donkey"

Loved The Nothing Girl - & since Jodi Taylor makes you fall in love with her characters , you are happy to know they are still going strong this short story . Hopefully Jody will be putting out another book soon .
Also the narrator, Lucy Price-Lewis was excellent - her voice has a wide range for not just many different female characters , but for excellent male roles as well.

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 19-12-2015

THE BIG GOLDEN HORSE

THESE ARE NOT DEEP WATERS, IN WHICH, I WISH TO SWIM
This is a sort of pregnant Christmas story. Most of the reviews say read, The Nothing Girl, first. That title should speak volumes. The donkey actually plays a very small role in the story. An imaginary horse is the hero. This was a pretty average story and I have no desire to read about Nothing Girl.

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  • VLR
  • 10-08-2021

Wonderfully sweet and heartwarming

I have been (and still am) a St. Mary’s fan. What a shame if I had missed this book and The Nothing Girl.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to download The Something Girl…
thank you Jodi. You bring me such joy-

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  • roseanna banana
  • 08-08-2021

gave me a very warm feeling

who wouldn't want to see a miniature donkey. Very nice warm story. A joy to listen to.

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  • Hevpais
  • 25-10-2015

Read the nothing girl first!

I read this 'short' before its associated book, accidentally thinking it was part of the St Mary's Chronicles. Consequently, i didn't enjoy it and had no intention of reading The Nothing Girl. However, having withdrawal symptoms with no St Mary's left to read and having read Bachelor Establishment, i decided to get Nothing Girl after all. I absolutely loved it, and so listened again to Little Donkey straight after, and this time enjoyed it. The problem the first time was that i didn't know the characters. So, if you've read NG, get this, you'll love it. If not, get the other one first.

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  • Gabrielle Harvey-Jones
  • 14-02-2016

Glorious!

I just love everything she writes! A complete joy! You need to read 'Nothing Girl' first, or this won't make much sense - but when you have, this is an utter delight!

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  • Alan
  • 10-12-2015

Nice and easy

Jodi Taylor has a lovely sense of humour finding the funny side of life, her books are a joy to listen to if you want a humour full everyday story with no descriptive murders or unnecessary nastiness. As much as I enjoy a good detective story Jodi's books are comforting and the narrator, Lucy, is brilliant.

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  • Sally
  • 24-03-2015

Excellent

More more and more. Please. And St Mary's as well These stories are a joy to listen to. Excellent narration

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  • The Dogs Mum
  • 28-11-2015

Lovely!

I thought I would try a few short stories to listen to on dog walks - this was perfectly lovely! Very enjoyable.

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  • N Taylor
  • 07-08-2015

Lovely

Loved it but it was too short! I wanted more :-) hopefully there might be another full length book?

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  • Carien
  • 31-03-2015

A touching little story

Not having read Nothing Girl yet, I didn't really expect anything and was totally blown away by this touching story.
A definite MUST READ!

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  • viki
  • 27-03-2015

Wonderful and funny

I have recently discovered Jodi Taylor's books and am now recommending them to all i can.
A great mix of humour and life.
A hint of Terry Pratchett at times too.

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  • deborah s
  • 10-03-2018

Wonderful

Thank you for such a lovely story and read so beautifully. Everyone should have a Thomas.

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  • Melissa
  • 05-11-2017

Great little story

Loved it can't wait to read the next one, (the something girl) and the narrater has a lovely voice too

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