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A Little Love Song

By: Michelle Magorian
Narrated by: Michelle Magorian
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Summary

It is the summer of 1943, and war continues to rage. For Rose and her sister Diana, it’s a time of independence and self-discovery as they find first loves.

But when Rose unearths a love story from another war, she discovers an extraordinary secret and must ask herself: is she really in love?

©1991 Michelle Magorian (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Heartwarming

If you could sum up A Little Love Song in three words, what would they be?

Heartwarming, wartime, romance

What other book might you compare A Little Love Song to, and why?

It reminded me of 'Part of the Furniture' by Mary Wesley (another excellent book). It had the same authentic wartime feel, many of the themes were similar and the style of the books were alike.

Which character – as performed by Michelle Magorian – was your favourite?

Mad Hilda. I thought her story, which runs parallel to that of the heroine, was desperately moving. Although fictional, I am sure that the author based Hilda's story on real life events as I have heard accounts of women suffering the same fate in the early twentieth century. It makes you realise how things have changed for the better in the last one hundred years.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely.

Any additional comments?

An easy to listen to, well written story with a strong sense of the period.

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Still a favourite

I read this a number of years ago so rediscovering it on audible has been a delight. Michelle Magorian gives a wonderful performance and the story still brings me joy

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A book that gives you a hug

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, It was heartwarmaing

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Little Love Song?

Rose, the quintessential english rose

Have you listened to any of Michelle Magorian’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Only watch Goodnight Mr Tom, Its in a similar vein

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Romantic, beautiful, real

One of my favourite books, by the author of Goodnight Mister Tom. The most lovely book, brilliant characters, wise and kind and incredibly romantic. It also has lots of eternal themes of being true to yourself, real internal true consent, motherhood and loss. If you want a romance with head and heart this is a great bet.

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I love this story

Highly recommend this book. I first read it as a teenager and it has remained one of my favourites! Over 20 years later I still love it.

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Perfect

I read this book some years ago and loved it then, audible version is just as good

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A lovely story

I enjoyed this story and although the ending it was obvious it didn't detract from it being very enjoyable

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Wonderful book

I read this some years ago but had forgotten what a lovely story this was. Extremely sad at times, beautifully romantic and so inspiring as several young women begin to recognise their own worth and liberation in the final years of WW2.

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Wonderful storytelling

Such a lovely story and excellent narration, I didn’t want it to end. It’s a book I have already recommended to a friend.

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Enjoyable, well-written WW2 love story

A lovely little book. Good story and great characterisation.

I read it because another reviewer said the novel was akin to Mary Wesley's "Part of the Furniture", which is one of my favourites!

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