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The Future Homemakers of America

Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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Norfolk, 1953. The Fens have never seen anything quite like the girls from USAF Drampton. Overpaid, overfed and over here. While their men patrol the skies keeping the Soviets at bay, some are content to live the life of the Future Homemakers of America - clipping coupons, cooking chicken pot pie - but others start to stray, looking for a little native excitement beyond the perimeter fence. 

Out there in the freezing fens they meet Kath Pharaoh, a tough but warm Englishwoman. Bonds are forged, uniting the women in friendship that will survive distant postings and the passage of 40 years.

©2001 Laurie Graham (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd
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Awful English accents

I got 20 mins in and had to give up what could have been a good story because the narrator's attempt at an English accent was not only from the wrong region but was worse than Dick Van Dyke's attempt at cockney.

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Warm hearted

I enjoyed this. Likeable characters. Lots of heart. Peggy and Kath, from Norfolk, were my favourite characters.

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Very enjoyable

I read this book years ago and I couldn’t put it down, just as fun the second time round and the narrator was brilliant