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The Tailor's Girl

By: Fiona McIntosh
Narrated by: Madeleine Leslay
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From the bustling streets of post-Great War London to the idyllic 1920s Sussex countryside, this is a breathtaking story of passion and persistence from a phenomenal Australian storyteller about how true love can overcome incredible odds, even in the most extraordinary circumstances.

A humble soldier, known only as "Jones", wakes in hospital with no recollection of his past. The few fleeting fragments of memory he glimpses are horrifying moments from the battlefield at Ypres. His very identity becomes a puzzle he must solve. Then Eden Valentine comes gliding into his world, a stunning seamstress who has a dream of her own business in high fashion but duty to her family may never permit her to fulfil it while her fiancé resents the intrusion of the disarming Jones in such desperate need of her help to unravel his past.

Surrounding the mystery is Alex Wynter, the influential heir to the Wynter industrial empire and country manor Larksfell Hall. With his aristocratic family still reeling from a recent tragedy, he brings news that will further rock the foundations of their privileged lives.

When their three very different worlds collide, the pieces of the past finally fall into place and lead them into wildly unexpected futures. What they discover will bring shattering consequences that threaten to tear apart far more than just the heart of the tailor's girl.

©2013 Fiona McIntosh. By arrangement with Penguin Group (Australia). (P)2016 Bolinda

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Excellent Story.

A throughly enjoyable story, descriptive with and intriguing thread of wanting a satisfying conclusion. Recommended.

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Most enjoyable read

Enjoyed the historical context of establishing a fashion house when women were considered a nonentity in the business world.

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The Tailors Daughter

I am enjoying this version of the original Random Harvest book which was also made into a film starring Greer Garson. As always the original is the best.

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A very enjoyable read

Couldn’t put this one down a truly romantic story- as always full of historical references

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A must read!

The Tailor’s Girl completely captured me. Absolutely enthralling. Every character holds your heart. I desperately need a sequel.

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Enjoyed it very much. Very much like the movie Random Harvest.

Loved the book. However, I felt that this storyline was one i had heard before, and it was. The late 1940’s or early 1950’s film Random Harvest. This book ran along very similar lines of that movie.

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Great read

Absolutely loved this book thank you for writing it on to the next one now

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loved it

couldn't stop listening. loved the characters. narration was very good. just wish there was a follow up book to find out about everyone.

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great story if you can cope with the narrator

I do love this author and her stories steeped in history. well researched with details of the time and place. her female character, as usual is strong but feminine amd there are twists along the way. the only thing thelat spoiled this for me was the narrator who seemed to think she was reading the famous 5 to children. over dramatist simply daily activities described and emphasis all in the wrong place. I wanted to know how the story went and I usual hate it qhen a book ends but with this one I was looking for wars to the end spoiled I didn't have to listen to the reading anymore.

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Delightful

Well researched historically wonderful read!
Just delightful story! Another one of Fiona Macintoshs’ enjoyable stories Enjoyed it so much!!!

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