High Rising

  • by Angela Thirkell, Alexander McCall Smith - introduction
  • Narrated by Jilly Bond
  • 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Successful lady novelist Laura Morland and her boisterous young son, Tony, set off to spend Christmas at her country home in the sleepy surrounds of High Rising. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbour, George Knox, has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her employer threaten the delicate social fabric of the village.
Can clever, practical Laura rescue George from Miss Grey's clutches and, what's more, help his daughter, Miss Sibyl Knox, to secure her longed-for engagement?
Utterly charming and very funny, High Rising is irresistible comic entertainment.


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A deliciously amusing tale of English village life

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This book has been my introduction to the novels of Angela Thirkell and what a pleasure it has been. The main character, Laura, a contented long-time widow, lives with her youngest son, Tony, a high-spirited, very loquacious railway enthusiast (!), in Barsetshire, where she has a full and busy life, She is the author of a series of popular novels but is also deeply involved in the lives of those around her. There is some romance and a great deal of humour in her story which was beautifully narrated by Jilly Bond.

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- Jill Besterman

High Rising

I read Three Houses by Angela Thirkell and was really looking forward to reading something else by her. I stuck with this boring tale until half way through Chapter 5 when l really could not bring myself to listen to such puerile nonsense any longer. It is absolutely the most excruciating story, it goes nowhere and is so self indulgent l can only think it was either written to amuse herself or was a pot boiler. A complete waste of my credit, sadly
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- Susan Whitehead

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK