In the Summertime

  • by Judy Astley
  • Narrated by Julia Franklin
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's 20 years since Miranda, then 16, holidayed in Cornwall and her life changed forever. Now she's back again - with her mother Clare and the ashes of her stepfather Jack, whose wish was to be scattered on the sea overlooked by their one-time holiday home.
The picturesque cove seems just the same as ever, but the people are different - more smart incomers, fewer locals, more luxury yachts in the harbour. But Miranda and Clare both find some strangely familiar faces, and revisit the emotions they both thought had disappeared.

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Pure escapism

What made the experience of listening to In the Summertime the most enjoyable?

Loved the Cornish holiday setting and the expressed feeling of renewal which is a strong undercurrent in the storyline. Easy to follow plot, and likeable characters all made for a very enjoyable listen.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Overall, I think Miranda was the character I grew most fond of - struggling with a diverse family and the death of her stepfather whilst wrestling her own daily life, emotions and memories.


Which character – as performed by Julia Franklin – was your favourite?

I think Julia Franklin portrayed Jess in a very positive way, conveying her strength of spirit and her staunch friendship with Miranda (and Andrew!) extremely well


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Friendship, old flames and a little Cornish magic........


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks