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Summary

When 18-year-old Dot meets Sol, she feels that love has arrived at last.

Soloman Arbuthnott is a man who can bring colour and warmth to her drab life in 60s London - and what's more, he is a young, handsome soldier with excellent prospects. Someone who wants to give her everything she has dreamed of. Someone who can promise her blue skies, laughter, sun and always, always love. And for a while, life is truly like a song.

They stroll hand-in-hand by the Serpentine, dance cheek-to-cheek in Soho's smoky bars, and begin to plan their idyllic future, growing old together in Sol's ancestral home on the island of St Lucia. But this is 1961. East End girls don't date West Indian boys, let alone fall in love with them and leave the country. They stay at home and live the life their parents planned for them. Even if it leaves them lonelier than they ever thought possible. Even if it rips their heart in two....

©2013 Amanda Prowse (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderful story.

Emotional. Rollercoaster of frustration, fury, and funny moments, plus a heart wrenching reminder of the challenges faced in different times. Uplifting in parts, tear jerking in others. A memorable listen. Great narration too.

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Fabulous

I just love Amanda’s books, she is a fabulous story teller and every book brings goosebumps. I can’t wait to start Greater Love 4

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perfect

this is one of amanda prowse's best listens. I would definitely recommend. fab story, very thought provoking, wonderful narration, nothing but positives.

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Brilliant

Really loved this Rosie Cavaliero was brilliant, made the audio so enjoyable. I have read lots of book by Amanda Prowse and have never been disappointed, they are all so different.

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What a wonderful story

So well written and the narrator brings the words to life with the superb characterisation and accents. I couldn’t stop listening all day!!

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A refreshingly different tale

I loved this story as it was so different. set in the 60s when mixed race relationships must have been so difficult.

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My first Amanda Prowse book.
Great story. Emotional & true to life.
It made you feel as if you were right there.

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Narrator really jangled

I've listened to a few books written and narrated by Amanda Prowse, and quite enjoyed them - reasonably entertaining chick lit. This, however, had a different narrator - very strident and difficult to listen to. Can't say much about the story as the narration was so awful I've returned the book for a refund having got only about half way through the first chapter!