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Summary

The first charming Caxley tale introduces the deep-rooted camaraderie between Septimus Howard, a calm and controlled man, and Bender North, a confident, successful but gruff ironmonger. Their argumentative sides often clash, displaying moments of fury and forgiveness with wonderful tenderness.

Theirs is a friendship that survives misunderstandings, the tragedy of war, and the bitterness of loss. The story of their families continues through the generations. Read by June Barrie.

©1969 Miss Read (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A Typical Miss Read

If you could sum up The Market Square in three words, what would they be?

Old fashioned enjoyment

What did you like best about this story?

The way Miss Read writes makes me feel like I'm really there.

What does June Barrie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The right accent and turn of phrase for Miss Read books

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Not really, just a good relaxing listen.

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Beautiful.

So absorbing, drawn into the lives of these characters. transported back to the halcyon days of carefree happiness. would love to go back there. Just beautiful. xxx

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CXaxley at its best

Miss Read has really excelled herself in this story I can feel that I am in the Market square

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Another piece of perfection by Miss Read.

"The Market Square" is another wonderful novel by the one and only Miss Read. I thought I couldn't enjoy any series more than the Thrush Green novels, but this first half of The Caxley Chronicles took my breath away. Miss Read's writing is so beautiful and soothing that I almost felt I was there in the Caxley Market Square, witnessing all the joys and dramas of those times.
I wish I could thank Miss Read for all the joy, comfort and genuine happiness that reading and listening to her books has given me. There are a lot of books I often reread for comfort, but Miss Read's writing takes me to a place of such safety and contentment that no other book or author has found before. Thank you, Miss Read!