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Mrs. Tim of the Regiment

By: D. E. Stevenson
Narrated by: Christine Rendel
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Summary

Tenth May, 1934. At this moment I look up and see the Man Who Lives Next Door standing on his doorstep watching my antics, and disapproving (I feel sure) of my flowered silk dressing gown. Probably his own wife wears one of red flannel, and most certainly has never been seen leaning out of the window in it - The Awful Carrying On of Those Army People - he is thinking.

Vivacious, young Hester Christie tries to run her home like clockwork, as would befit the wife of British Army officer, Tim Christie. However hard Mrs Tim strives for seamless living amidst the other army wives, she is always moving flat-out to remember groceries, rule lively children, side-step village gossip and placate her husband with bacon, eggs, toast and marmalade. Left alone for months at a time whilst her husband is with his regiment, Mrs Tim resolves to keep a diary of events large and small in her family life. Once pen is set to paper no affairs of the head or heart are overlooked.

When a move to a new regiment in Scotland uproots the Christie family, Mrs Tim is hurled into a whole new drama of dilemmas; from settling in with a new set whilst her husband is away, to disentangling a dear friend from an unsuitable match. Against the wild landscape of surging rivers, sheer rocks and rolling mists, who should stride into Mrs Tim's life one day but the dashing Major Morley, hell-bent on pursuit of our charming heroine. And Hester will soon find that life holds unexpected crossroads....

Mrs Tim of the Regiment is part of The Bloomsbury Group, a new library of books from the early 20th-century chosen by readers for readers.

©1934 The Estatre of D. E. Stevenson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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A most entertaining account of the life of an Army officer's wife, giving insight into the life of the pre-war middle class. The Christies are comfortably off, we assume, although not up to the standards of most people they meet. Their car is small and somewhat erratic, buying a new evening dress is quite a challenge. However they have a cook, a housemaid and a nanny!! The tone is gently humorous and the narrator is obviously a very charming woman.
Highly recommended for those who liked The Diary of a Provincial Lady, although this book to my mind is more interesting - with its accounts of an action-packed Scottish holiday, where various people are met outside the normal run of English middle-class life

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Awful narration

Such a shame. I love D.E Stevenson’s books but this audio version is awful - terrible reading. Not at all convincing.

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