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The Blue Bench
- By: Paul Marriner
- Narrated by: Colleen MacMahon
- Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
Margate 1920. The Great War is over, but Britain mourns, and its spirit is not yet mended. Edward and William have returned from the front as changed men. Together, they have survived grotesque horrors and remain haunted by memories of comrades who did not come home. The summer season in Margate is a chance for them to rebuild their lives and reconcile the past. Evelyn and Catherine are young women ready to live life to the full. Their independence has been hard-won, and with little knowledge of the cost of their freedom, they are ready to face new challenges side by side.
Wonderful simply wonderful
- By Lee on 15-07-19
A moving story of post-war trauma
l loved this novel. A small cast of characters in a small town in the immediate aftermath of WWI. The story unfolds gently, but very movingly. Colleen MacMahon's performance is exemplary and very moving. My only quibble, and it's a small one, is that I would have liked more about the blue benches, but I can always look up about them in other places!
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