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Summary

Rosamunde Pilcher's major best seller, also a successful TV film, now available in unabridged audio download.

As spring comes to Scotland and the hills burst into life, a dance is planned for September. The invitations summon home the group of people Violet Aird has cared for most in her long life. The oldest, strongest and wisest of them all, she sees Alexa, her vulnerable granddaughter, find love for the first time while the decision to send her little grandson away to school is driving parents Edmund and Virginia even further apart.

Far from them all is Pandora, the glamorous, exciting girl who ran away 20 years before. All will converge on Scotland this September, bringing their stories with them.

©1990 Fiona Mary Pilcher (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Talk about hard going

I found it almost impossible to concentrate on the story because of the dreadful narration. The accents are ridiculous, lady Violet sounds like a demented old Welsh woman while little Henry is similar.. A few chapters were all I could manage. I am returning the book. A shame as I like this author.

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Fabulous

Would you consider the audio edition of September to be better than the print version?

Not better, equally as good. I enjoyed both.

What was one of the most memorable moments of September?

The ending! I won’t give it away. Even though I knew what was going to happen as I had read the book I was still shocked by the ending.

Which character – as performed by Jilly Bond – was your favourite?

Jilly Bond did an excellent job with the Scottish accents - I especially liked Vi, Edie and Mrs Ishac. The voice she did for Lottie Carstairs was menancing, snooty and mad as a hatter!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Scotland in September, the thrills and spills of the Highland Dance Season.

Any additional comments?

Jilly Bond is an excellent narrator, I love this audiobook.

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Very enjoyable story

I found the narrator a little irritating at times but overall very enjoyable. Good story

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Not t her best

I usually love Rosalind Pilcher but this was disappointing - the narration was awful and at times I nearly returned the book because of it but I stuck it out til the end.

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September

good book for holiday reading especially if you are holiday in Scotland the description s are wonderful

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Thoroughly enjoyed this

Read the book a while back very enjoyable
The Scottish accents were a bit grating at times, the characters were made to sound a lot older than they actually were meant to be

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Dreadful narration spoiled a good story

I almost gave up listening to this after 10 minutes because Jilly Bonds narration is truly dreadful. Her Scottish accent is so bad it’s almost comic but the real problem is that throughout the book she constantly sounds amused. Regardless of the content of conversation her tone is bubbling laughter. I learnt to tolerate this and persevered although it grated on my nerves throughout. So, well done to Rosamund Pilcher for a wonderful story but I will listen to no more by the same narrator.

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brilliant

I loved reading this book years ago and remembered how it had stayed with me long after I had finished it. the audio version was just as good. I would definitely recommend.

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Wonderful!

Great story, brilliant narrator - couldn’t stop listening, and was so sad when it ended.
I loved it!

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Loved it

Struggled with getting the characters mixed up a bit but really enjoyable story and well read

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Loved it!

Supurb performance and delightful story line. Listened to the story twice just to hear the accents again