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Summary

Among the many evening classes starting all over Dublin is an "Introduction to Italian". On the surface, it could be just one of hundreds in which some students will succeed and some will fall along the way. But the Italian class at Mountainview School has its own special quality, and the hopes and dreams of so many people are tied up in the twice weekly lessons. The students learn far more than they ever bargained for, and by the time they are ready to set off on the promised trip to Italy at the end of the year, everyone's destiny has changed utterly.
(P)1996 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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Terrible “music”

I enjoyed this book, it is an easy listen although it did dip a little halfway through for me, but the “musical” accompaniment was awful! Why was it necessary to add it in the first place, it sounds like very bad fairground “tunes”.

The narrator was very good, as always.

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entertaining

This is entertaining to listen to; very chatty and gossipy. At times I found some of the accents quite cringey. No depth but very enjoyable.

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Great as usual

I love Maeve Binchy's writing. A relief from sex and violence in these troubled times