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The Cornish Cream Tea Bus

The Cornish Cream Tea series, Book 1
Narrated by: Laura Kirman
Series: The Cornish Cream Tea Bus, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Summary

The charming new novel from the author of The Canal Boat Cafe. Perfect for cake lovers and old-fashioned romantics!

On your marks, get set....

Baking fanatic Charlie Quilter, still nursing a broken heart, is surprised when her late uncle bequeaths his vintage 1950s Routemaster bus to her in his will. She adored driving around with him in it when she was a child and can’t contemplate selling it.

When Charlie loses her job, her friend Juliette has an exciting idea and suggests Charlie come to stay with her in the picturesque Cornish village of Porthgolow. Thrilled at the chance of a new start, Charlie packs her spatula, her pinny and her cute dog Marmite onto the bus, and they head off for a summer adventure.... 

©2019 Cressida McLaughlin (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A wonderful ray of reading sunshine." (Heidi Swain)  

"Beautiful...heartwarming." (Zara Stoneley) 

"Captivating." (Heat Magazine

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Escape to corwall

Enjoyable listening, felt as I was there enjoying the beautiful cornish scenery. Very light easy enjoyable story.

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Excellent

I enjoyed the story immensely. Unfortunately thr narrator's voice and accents were off putting

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Too contrived.....

This is really a short story that has been unnecessarily extended to a full length book. The story could have been charming but is actually quite tedious and very predictable (which is not always a bad thing but in this case proved to be a boring outcome.) If I were Cornish, I think I might feel a bit offended in the way only someone from outside can come in to the area, see the problem and very condescendingly fix it......

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Lovely

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Narration was great and the story engaging. Would recommend for a great easy listening.

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fab book

loved this book from the first chapter I actually read the book and listened at the same time it's fab when your shopping,getting my nails etc done I can just have my headphones in .

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Great!

Loved it! Lovely story read brilliantly making it a pleasure to listen to. A grieving Charlie comes into her own and I love a happy ending.

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If you like it by the sea you will love this!

really enjoyed this story have missed not visiting Cornwall for a while ! felt I were there! wish there were a follow on book ~lovely thankyou 😊

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Wonderful Cornish story!

Escape into the world of friendship, misunderstandings, a vintage bus, love and Cornish cream teas. Wonderful story with twists and turns. I’m hoping there will be another book to follow this successful one.

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Lovely

I loved this story, want to hear what’s next though. I think there is one xx

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Easy to listen to

You are transported to the quaint Cornish streets,you aroe blown away by the warm embrace you get While you listen to the characters trying to figure out the best way to get to the person they love.

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  • 01-07-20

Good book but not a big fan of the narration.

The story is sweet and for anyone who likes authors like Jenny Colgan, but the way it was read made it sound like the book was written for a very young audience, which was disturbing and took away from the humorous parts. It was an okay book though.

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  • Karen
  • 12-05-20

An Angry Main Character

I liked the story ok. I did not like the main character being so angry and so quick to become angry. I just wanted the book to be over.