A wonderful book - gentle, humourous, kind and old fashioned in the very best sense. It shows a picture of village life before the war, the alliances ..Show More »and petty rivalries and what happens when one of the villagers writes a book exposing their hidden secrets (good and bad). It's the sort of book to relax into, to listen to on a sunny summer afternoon with a glass of Pimms. It is as quintessentially English as cricket and home made scones. A lovely listen beautifully read.
I must admit I haven't got through more than 1/4 of this- but I have to say it's a crashing disappointment as a sequel to 'Miss Buncle's Book'
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It lacks 'fun' and lightness of touch and all charm. The 'nice' Miss Buncle has turned, beyond all recognition into a woman who effectively threatens to leave her husband unless he moves to a new location of her own choosing. She then, with monstrous improbability, gets to read someone else's will...
It was at this point that I felt that wherever the plot was going to go it was going to be a great waste of time and I gave up.