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The Best Kind of Beautiful

Narrated by: Rebecca Macauley
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A warm-hearted novel from the author of Walking on Trampolines about music, grief, relationships, gardens, love, laughter and family.

Florence Saint Claire is a loner. Albert Flowers is a social butterfly. Good friends who think they know each other.

But somewhere between who they are and who people think they are lies The Best Kind of Beautiful.

Award-winning journalist and author Frances Whiting brings her renowned warmth and empathy to this witty and gentle novel about bringing out the best in each other. 

©2019 Frances Whiting (P)2019 Pan Macmillan AU

Critic Reviews

"The Best Kind of Beautiful is the best kind of book: touching, funny, whimsical and mysterious! A special story about a delightful family." (Liane Moriarty)    

"There are moments when Frances Whiting writes about family dynamics and relationships where you wonder if the woman has a hidden camera set up inside your soul. On a single page she'll tickle your ribs with three laugh-out-loud gags then punch your gut with some deep observation on living. All heart. All soul. All kinds of beautiful." (Trent Dalton, author of Boy Swallows Universe)

"Florence, a fresh contemporary irresistible heroine, holds a cast of fascinating, brilliantly drawn characters together. Frances Whiting at her best, warm, witty, provocative, a wise observer of human nature, family, life...It's true, you can't put it down." (Quentin Bryce AD CVO)

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Loved it!

Wish I hadn’t listened this book, so I could listen to it again!! Great narration. Thank you!

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  • Meg
  • 18-03-2020

And it was...

the best kind of beautiful. A simple, beautifully crafted story. Gentle, with a strong message, not fitting the mould in all crevices is perfectly ok. Narration excellent. Recording not the best. Buzzes and too much base. I will be reading more of this author.

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Secret lives and loves

Two lonely people find themselves and each other and fall in love. What’s not to like?

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What is it talking about?

I’ve listened for 30 minutes and could not say remotely what it said. Not for me.