Ladies of Letters

  • by Lou Wakefield, Carole Hayman
  • Narrated by Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge
  • 1 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star in the popular BBC Radio 4 series 'Ladies of Letters'. When Irene Spencer meets Vera Small at her daughter Lesley's wedding reception they embark upon a correspondence that is quite unlike any other in the history of letter-writing.Both Irene and Vera are happily widowed and endowed with errant offspring. They live in a world of church fetes and amateur dramatics, but love nothing more than dipping their pens in the vitriol pot - while remaining the firmest of pen-pals.

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Ladies of Letters

A good prduction which will have you chuckling whilst listening
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- Joseph

Brilliant series

If you could sum up Ladies of Letters in three words, what would they be?

Funny, thought-provoking


What was one of the most memorable moments of Ladies of Letters?

Irene being taken in by the man posing as her son - it was so obvious to everyone but her what he was up to!


What about Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge ’s performance did you like?

Both these excellent actresses were perfect in their respective roles as Irene and Vera. They embraced the characters completely.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh, but it also made me stop to think about family relationships - both women had daughters who took them for granted and were often less than loving.


Any additional comments?

Why isn't there an audio version of the second series (More Ladies of Letter)? A big chunk is missing from the story line!

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- E.Z. Riter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-03-2009
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited