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The Only Way Is Up

Narrated by: Annie Aldington
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (159 ratings)

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Summary

Lily and Laurence had it all: the money, the car, a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job, and everything disappears. With nowhere to turn, Lily and Laurence are forced to take their two young children and move to a flea-ridden council house on a notoriously rough estate. As they try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, Lily constantly dreams of returning to her old luxurious life. Will her dream come true, or will she learn that money doesn't always buy happiness?

©2010 Carole Matthews (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Only half way through! .....

... But totally addicted!! This is one excellent book, I can't wait for MY time when I can get back into this brilliant story, LOVING IT. A fab listen can't rate highly enough! ❤️❤️❤️

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Another great book

Another great book I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Even the narrator was brilliant. Well done all

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This is a great story

I have read this book when it came out and a few times more, this is my favourite Carole Matthews book, and now I can listen to it so even better. Must read if your Carole Matthews, fan x

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Excellent book, wrong Narrator

The narrative did not fit in with the characters, having read this book I was expecting the tone to be different. I was distracted by the narrator rather than lost in the book.

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Amazing

This book was truly heartwarming. I loved every minute of it. 100% you must listen or read this book 😊👍🏻💕

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favourite Carole Matthews book!

loved this have read it many times it's my first holiday bookread!
would definitely recommend.

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Brilliant on all fronts

I chose this book on whim, quite different from my usual subject and era. Read beautifully by Annie Aldington, my favourite narrator by far.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and it really held by attention. Highly recommended 😃

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enjoyable

i really enjoyed this book and found myself laughing and crying at the same time

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  • Pat
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  • 26-05-18

Charming

Really comforting book, the characters were portrayed very well and it had a lovely ending. Easy to listen to.

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Loved it!

Absolutely brilliant. I didn't want it to end. Loved all the characters and the underlying message of the story.

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  • Terry
  • 07-07-17

Lovely book

Just a nice feel good story , sad,funny, romantic , a bit of everything rolled into one .. With a heart filled happy ending ..