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The Miseducation of Evie Epworth

Narrated by: Heather Long
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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July, 1962.

Sixteen-year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become?

The fastest milk-bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent life lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). The two posters of Adam Faith on her bedroom wall (‘brooding Adam’ and ‘sophisticated Adam’) offer wise counsel about a future beyond rural East Yorkshire. Her role models are Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the queen. But, before she can decide on a career, she must first deal with the malign presence of her future stepmother, the manipulative and money-grubbing Debbie.

If Evie can rescue her bereaved father, Arthur, from Debbie’s pink and over-perfumed clutches and save the farmhouse from being sold off then maybe she can move on with her own life and finally work out exactly who it is she is meant to be.  

Moving, inventive and richly comic, The Miseducation of Evie Epworth is the most joyful debut novel of the year and the best thing to have come out of Yorkshire since Wensleydale cheese.

©2020 Matson Taylor (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-2020

Wonderful!

A very funny book and one with a real heart too. It's beautifully written and beautifully read - I just couldn't stop listening to it. Evie narrates most of the book and her voice is a wonderful mixture of being naive and knowing. Her thoughts and little sayings are hilarious - I've read someone compare her to Adrian Mole and Bridget Jones and I can see why! There are short flashbacks in the book that reveal various backstories and it's all woven together really well. A wonderful, funny, touching book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-06-2020

bit of light entertainment

I enjoyed this little book The narrator is good and seems to have a handle on the tone of the book It was nice to have something so easy to listen to. It brought back a few memo very pleasant listen.

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  • jojo
  • 13-08-2020

Lovely story

Light and easy to listen to, the reader is very engaging and the narrative is perfect for a bedtime listen

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  • KLD
  • 29-08-2020

A gem of a book!

Evie is such a lovable character, so relatable and witty. I would highly recommend ‘The Miseducation of Evie Epworth’ to anyone who needs cheering up. It had me laughing out loud throughout. Well rounded characters that draw you in to the story, the exploits of Evie will keep you glued. Matson Taylor is the new kid on the block and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. A fabulous debut! Superb narration such a joy to listen to a narrator who has really gotten under the skin of the characters and makes things shine!

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  • Rebecca
  • 10-08-2020

something a little different.

Really really enjoyable. Refreshing and funny. Not my usual style but it was so easy to fall into and the narration was almost sing song. Evie feels like someone I now know well and I was rooting for her all the way through! Highly recommended.

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  • Mrs Mack
  • 23-07-2020

Utterly brilliant

Totally absorbing, out on my walks listening to this people would have thought me a lunatic, alternating between laughing out loud and blubbing.

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  • Alan
  • 20-06-2020

Good fun summer listen

A thoroughly enjoyable book evoking the magic of the 1960s, with a good plot woven through humorous prose and astute observations. Thank you.