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The first charming Caxley tale introduces the deep-rooted camaraderie between Septimus Howard, a calm and controlled man, and Bender North, a confident, successful but gruff ironmonger. Their argumentative sides often clash, displaying moments of fury and forgiveness with wonderful tenderness.

Theirs is a friendship that survives misunderstandings, the tragedy of war, and the bitterness of loss. The story of their families continues through the generations. Read by June Barrie.

©1969 Miss Read (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Pam
  • 22-07-2015

A Typical Miss Read

If you could sum up The Market Square in three words, what would they be?

Old fashioned enjoyment

What did you like best about this story?

The way Miss Read writes makes me feel like I'm really there.

What does June Barrie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The right accent and turn of phrase for Miss Read books

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really, just a good relaxing listen.

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  • stella
  • 13-01-2019

Beautiful.

So absorbing, drawn into the lives of these characters. transported back to the halcyon days of carefree happiness. would love to go back there. Just beautiful. xxx

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  • eve
  • 25-11-2017

CXaxley at its best

Miss Read has really excelled herself in this story I can feel that I am in the Market square

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