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This warm-hearted tale explores marriage, love, and longing, set against the majestic backdrop of Morecambe Bay, the Lakeland Fells, and the faded splendour of the Midland Hotel.
Ted Marshall meets Rene in the dance halls of Morecambe and they marry during the frail optimism of the 1950s. They adopt the roles expected of man and wife at the time: He the breadwinner at the family ceramics firm, and she the loyal housewife. But as the years go by, they find themselves wishing for more...
After Ted survives a heart attack, both see it as a new beginning...but can a faded love like theirs ever be rekindled?
“A tender and moving study of a marriage” (Alison Moore, author of the Booker Prize short-listed The Lighthouse)
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A marriage through the decades
Audiobook which is beautifully read by Nicola F. Delgado. This isn’t my usual read but it was very enjoyable. It tells the story of Ted and Rene’s marriage through the ages. It’s set in Morecambe bay and shows the progression of friendship and love through the years.
Ted has world at his feet at the beginning of the story and I really enjoyed watching his life play out.
This is a romance of sorts but I enjoyed the life experience more than their connection which was strand at times.
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.