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Summary

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the beloved radio show, Ambridge at War takes listeners back to before it all began....

It’s 1940, and war has broken out. It is midnight at the turn of the year, and Walter Gabriel speaks the same line that opened the very first radio episode -  'And a Happy New Year to you all!' For Ambridge, a village in the heart of the English countryside, this year will bring change in ways no one was expecting.

From the Pargetters at Lower Loxley Manor to the loving, hard-working Archer family at Brookfield Farm, the war will be hard for all of them. And the New Year brings the arrival of evacuees to Ambridge, shaking things up in the close-knit rural community.

As the villagers embrace wartime spirit, the families that listeners have known and loved for generations face an uphill battle to keep their secrets hidden. Especially as someone is intent on revealing those secrets to the whole village....

©2020 Catherine Miller (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio UK

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Grim

Rather grim overall. Some names and modern euphemisms are incongruous with period. Issues here without real resolution. Narrated with only a few mispronunciations. Disappointing.

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An Archers Fan!

I thought this was a most enjoyable listen and of course read so well by Patricia Hodge. Would highly recommend to any Archers fans!!

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Very good

Was a little apprehensive in case it messed at all with Ambridge and the Archers, but really enjoyed it. It's well written and well narrated. Woulld work even as a stand alone story, but very good as a complement to the Archers.