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Publisher's Summary

The Hurlingford family have ruled the small town of Byron for generations. Wealthy, powerful and cruel, they get what they want, every time.

Missy Wright, a Hurlingford by birth, has been shunned by her family since marrying for love, not money. Now widowed, she lives quiet existence in genteel poverty. But then a stranger arrives in town; a divorcee from Sydney. She opens Missy's eyes to the possibility of a happy ending.

©1987 Colleen McCullough (P)2015 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A book to come back to

This lovely light story is so very different from Colleen McCullough’s other tales. Whenever I need a break from other heavier reading I return to the story of the Ladies of Missalonghi to clear my mind,

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A feel good book

I love this book and read it at least once a year so it was great to find the talking version. The characters are fantastic and the story line is believable AND it has a happy ending. What more can you want from a book. 😊

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No Thorne Birds but good nonetheless

A nice litte story. Easy to listen to and well narrated. An enjoyable way to pass the time.

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Would totally recommend this

I read this book years ago & absolutely loved it. It was my favourite for many many years & everyone I have recommended it to have thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s one that only gets better with rereading. The audible edition is also great. She’s done an excellent job.

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  • 27-10-2017

Please fix the blurb!

This has always been one of my favourite books. The naration is ok, but not brilliant. Still, I can see myself coming back to this title time and again.

There is just one serious problem: can Amazon PLEASE fix the blurb? It seems to have been written by someone who never actually read or listened to the book.

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  • Nicky Furniss
  • 17-04-2020

A long time favourite!

A simple, sweet story which shows that even spinsters get their day! Loved listening to the audible version after reading it many years ago.

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  • 11-04-2018

Excellent..

loved it ......what an entertainment....great narrator could listen to her for hours ...highly recommend to anyone who likes a good tale

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  • A. L. Jones
  • 03-09-2017

Charming tale

A delightful, magical "Cinderella" style tale. Very well narrated. Read this book many years ago and lent it to several friends/family. All of them enjoyed it very much, most of them unable to put it down until they had finished it.
Please note, the description is incorrect in relation to Missy Wright. She is a actually a spinster living with her mother and aunt rather than formally having been married as described.

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  • 22-09-2020

Quite good story

Quite a good story. A bit predictable in places but I enjoyed the book overall.

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  • 07-07-2019

ladies of Missalonghi

my favourite story with an excellent choice with the reader.. just what you need when busy and need a cheery relax.

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