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Bella Audiobook

Bella

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Publisher's Summary

Bella Parkinson is the most promising actress in London, bright, sexy...and hopelessly scatterbrained.

Rupert Henriques is dashingly handsome and wealthy enough to buy her every theatre in London if she wanted it; he cannot wait to marry her. But Bella has a secret from her past - and the one man who knows it is about to come back into her life again....

©1976 Jilly Cooper (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Flawlessly entertaining." (Helen Fielding)

"Unputdownable." (Marian Keyes)

What Members Say

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    S M Muller 23/08/2017
    S M Muller 23/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't listen any longer"

    I'm sure it's a good story but I couldn't listen to the narrator reading it after about 10 mins. Shame, I like JC books and now have a wasted credit..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CaptainReadALot 18/08/2017

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    "Book written in the 60s! "

    This book was written in the 60s, is very much of its time and therefore it is inappropriate ( as other reviewers have) to compare it to Jilly Coopers more recent books. It has romance and then some very unexpected twists and turns. The narrator copes with these admirably and has a nice tone and pace as well as good characterisation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 16/08/2017
    Sandra 16/08/2017
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    "What happened Jilly ? "
    What disappointed you about Bella?

    The story was tired, old, predictable and nothing close to Jilly Coopers usual standard.


    What could Jilly Cooper have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Kept it as exciting and escapist like her previous books.


    What didn’t you like about Ruth Urquhart’s performance?

    It was truly bad. Inflections in the wrong place, slow, self-pitying from the main character who I really didn't warm to at all. Together with the bad accents and overall bad writing it was extremely disappointing. I just kept listening as I'd used a credit on it but the end couldn't come soon enough.


    Any additional comments?

    This was the worst audio-book I've ever chosen and I was truly surprised. I never read the reviews beforehand as I thought - Jilly Cooper - how can I go wrong after Riders, Polo etc etc. Why did she go back to the 80's and have such a weak story line - and to call one of the characters Rupert again - really! I had to check it wasn't one of her earlier works rather than a new offering. Sorely disappointed - it will be returned and I shan't take previous works for granted again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. Angela Campbell 10/08/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Rubbish"

    terrible story, language and narrator. worst book I have ever bought. don't waste your money

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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