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Summary

A year has passed, and in this third novel of the Pop Larkin series, Pop Larkin is preparing to build the bungalow he promised Charley and Mariette upon their engagement. He buys a country home slated for demolition, intending to convert it for the two, but it is not long before a London couple persuade him to sell it. Pop, ever the trickster, sells it for an extortionate price, as the two social climbers know little about country life. Party throwing and cocktail mixing abound until a rocky boat and a misplaced pair of hands have Pop before the local magistrate....

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1960 H. E. Bates (P)2016 Naxos AudioBooks

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fantastic

the narration was wonderful, peaceful, fun, dramatic, loving, just like the
story. I would recommend this to all those who enjoy a living family story.

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Amazing!

Would you consider the audio edition of When the Green Woods Laugh to be better than the print version?

More please!

Who was your favorite character and why?

too tough to pick

What about Philip Franks’s performance did you like?

brill, he was one of the originals from the tv series so perfect

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

bliss

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When the Green Woods Laugh

I love a bit of nostalgia and this fitted the bill oh so comfortably. I have previously watched the television series, so have the people's faces brought vividly to mind and it was `perfick` to have it read by Philip Frank's (Charlie). Can`t recommend it highly enough.

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Delightfully relaxing

H.E. Bates is the great rural storyteller. His Larkin novels evoke a countryside that is at once restful and nostalgic. Pop is a loveable rogue of a man who just wants everyone he loves to have fun. These stories are fun to listen to. Beautifully read. My only criticism is that they are far too short!

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Brilliant series

Best of the series, so far. Great use of metaphor! Character descriptions that even pale Dickens. I love the Larkins and so wish they really existed! I would seek them out. Such down to earth, life-loving folks they are. They truly know and hold love, happiness, contentment, and joy in their hearts.

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