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Britt-Marie Was Here Audiobook

Britt-Marie Was Here

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For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgmental or fussy or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example - forks, knives, then spoons. We're not animals, are we?

But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realises. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared.

But she will learn that life may have more to offer her than she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places.

The number-one European best seller by the author of A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie Was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community and second chances.

©2016 Fredrik Backman (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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    jasmin 13/05/2016
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    "Beautiful and uplifting"

    Love all of Fredrick Backmans books. This is another gem. Poignant and full of hope. Can't wait for his next one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Scotland 13/11/2016
    Amazon Customer Scotland 13/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Enchanting"

    A wonderful tale . This is the story of Britt Marie and a place called Borg, an uplifting tale with excellent narration. If you enjoy quirky stories with interesting characters and genuine emotion then you'll enjoy this. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author.

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    Linda A. Davies Badby, England 26/10/2016
    Linda A. Davies Badby, England 26/10/2016 Member Since 2010

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    "A woman who you really want to hate but can't"

    Joan Walker brings Britt Marie's annoyingly loveable character to life. Hilarious & touching story. Highly recommended....

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    June 21/08/2016
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    "Surprising!"

    If this book had not been recommended by my brother, I would have dropped it after the first hour. I'm so glad I didn't!
    I related to it emotionally, specially "feeling" chapters 31 and 32.
    Now I'm looking forward to reading Fredric's other "Ove" book.

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    anke 22/05/2016
    anke 22/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "I fell in love"

    this book will make you cry and break your heart at the same time. it is truly sensational.

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    "An Enjoyable Read"

    After falling in love with Backman's A Man Called Ove, I decided to read all of his books that I could get my hands on. This one was enjoyable. It was a bit slow going at first, and the character voice changes were a bit on the ear piercing side ;) but around halfway through, I found myself yearning to listen and yearning to find out what happens as the story unfolds. I won't spoil the ending, but even though I enjoyed it, I was a bit disappointed. Overall, I recommend anyone who enjoyed Ove also give this a listen as well.

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