Summary

A lifetime of restraint and placid affection erupts when a retired bank manager falls for a young girl, as far removed from him in background and experience as in age. Set in Cumbria, this is an intensely moving evocation of an overwhelming passion and its destructive kernel of jealousy.
©1993 Melvyn Bragg; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dreamsmith on 01-02-11

A touching story that is beautifully narrated

This is really a very touching love story, made more touching by James Faulkner who did a great job. I have finished listening and will listen to it again soon. Don't hesitate and buy it. You will get the money's worth.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Robyn on 14-03-13

gripping, moving, wonderful (author and narrator)

I don't usually read fiction so have come late to Melvyn Bragg's novels. I must say this is a book I just couldn't switch off. The story has you always wanting to know what happened next, the characters are well drawn and believable - Bragg's brilliant use of the English language is present in every line. And the narrator didn't simply read a book, he acted it. He had the right accent for each character, and conveyed all of the emotions described so well by Bragg. A wonderful 'reading' experience, it has my highest recommendation.

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