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The Miseducation of Evie Epworth

Narrated by: Heather Long
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

July, 1962.

Sixteen-year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become?

The fastest milk-bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent life lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). The two posters of Adam Faith on her bedroom wall (‘brooding Adam’ and ‘sophisticated Adam’) offer wise counsel about a future beyond rural East Yorkshire. Her role models are Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the queen. But, before she can decide on a career, she must first deal with the malign presence of her future stepmother, the manipulative and money-grubbing Debbie.

If Evie can rescue her bereaved father, Arthur, from Debbie’s pink and over-perfumed clutches and save the farmhouse from being sold off then maybe she can move on with her own life and finally work out exactly who it is she is meant to be.  

Moving, inventive and richly comic, The Miseducation of Evie Epworth is the most joyful debut novel of the year and the best thing to have come out of Yorkshire since Wensleydale cheese.

©2020 Matson Taylor (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

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Wonderful!

A very funny book and one with a real heart too. It's beautifully written and beautifully read - I just couldn't stop listening to it. Evie narrates most of the book and her voice is a wonderful mixture of being naive and knowing. Her thoughts and little sayings are hilarious - I've read someone compare her to Adrian Mole and Bridget Jones and I can see why! There are short flashbacks in the book that reveal various backstories and it's all woven together really well. A wonderful, funny, touching book!

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bit of light entertainment

I enjoyed this little book The narrator is good and seems to have a handle on the tone of the book It was nice to have something so easy to listen to. It brought back a few memo very pleasant listen.

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Utterly brilliant

Totally absorbing, out on my walks listening to this people would have thought me a lunatic, alternating between laughing out loud and blubbing.

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Good fun summer listen

A thoroughly enjoyable book evoking the magic of the 1960s, with a good plot woven through humorous prose and astute observations. Thank you.