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The Telephone Box Library

Narrated by: Anna Cordell
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The Cotswolds: the perfect retreat for a stressed-out teacher. And Lucy has found just the right cottage for a bargain rent. All she has to do is keep an eye on Bunty, her extremely feisty 90-something neighbour....

With her West Highland terrier Hamish at her side, Lucy plans to relax and read up on the women of nearby Bletchley Park. But the villagers of Little Maudley have other ideas and she finds herself caught up in the campaign to turn a dilapidated telephone box into a volunteer-run library.

Along the way, she makes friends with treehouse designer Sam and finds herself falling for the charms of village life. And it seems Bunty has a special connection to Bletchley and the telephone box, one that she's kept secret for decades....

The Telephone Box Library is an uplifting story about fresh starts and new beginnings, set in a picturesque Cotswold village, by best-selling author Rachael Lucas.

©2020 Rachael Lucas (P)2020 W. F. Howes

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A lovely sweet novel that lifts ones spirits.

Well written and a gorgeous story that warms the heart and brings a few giggles.

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  • Julie
  • 13-04-2020

Feel good

A lovely feelgood book with some interesting history included in it too. Well worth a listen

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  • Happy Reader
  • 04-08-2020

Mixed feelings

This story, despite having a several subplot, is really just about an old lady who lived through the war. it is clearly the subplot the author is most interested in writing and it takes up a lot of the space. The library phone box thing is a tiny blip, the love story is so unsatisfying, it would have been better not to include it at all. The two characters take such a long time to even notice each other. Aside from a good meet-cute, most of their scene's together are so lackluster with very (very) ordinary conversation that goes nowhere. When finally things do start to happen in the last quarter of the book, the author can't keep it up and back we go to the old lady and the WI and the bonfire and a million little subplots that never mattered much. My biggest problem was Sam. For a man in love, he is a complete numpty with zero initiative. There are insecure 13 year old boys who are more proactive about telling the girl they like her. The plot never really warms up enough to make you turn the page. I gave up 20 minutes before the end, that's how unexciting it was Sorry. but I think this will be my first and last book by this author

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  • Trevelyan
  • 06-07-2020

Lovely story.......

This story was charming, engaging and very satisfying. The only criticism I have is that, on this occasion, I think I would have preferred to read the book not listen to it. The narrator was not one of the best I have listened to, putting the accent on the wrong word in a sentence or mispronouncing words and just generally very bland. The main female lead, Lucy, was made to sound like she could hardly be bothered to appear in the story! However, the story itself kept me listening and was full of attractive and well created characters. Good listening for Lockdown. Had someone like Karen Cass narrated, it would have been 5 stars all round.

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  • Mho Phipps
  • 18-09-2020

lovely story

Excellent narration added to the warmth of this book . Felt all the characters ...loved them all

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  • Lelle
  • 17-07-2020

quite enjoyable

it took me a while to get into the story but after the 1st couple of chapters I started to enjoy it.

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  • S. Strudwick
  • 13-07-2020

Great feel good listen

Predictable but enjoyable. Loved it. Narrator left a bit to be desired sometimes with emphasis not quite right but don’t let that put you off.

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  • Becky
  • 26-06-2020

Brilliant book for easy listening

Really easy listening.... .. Nice story really enjoyed escaping to the story in this audible

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  • Hi
  • 25-06-2020

Amazing /witty

I loved listening to this book while i crochet Would have loved to find out more about Lucy’s future.????? Amazing I did not want to put it down Compliments to the writer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-06-2020

Snake alert

Beware listening to this if you have a snake phobia. Very disappointed that there was no mention of this in the blurb, I've wasted my money on this one.

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  • Mary
  • 31-05-2020

Interesting storyline.

interesting idea but I can only imagine the state of poor books in an old telephone box in the cold damp winter. Let alone in the heat of summer. I liked the character though.