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The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance

Narrated by: Chloe Massey
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)
Regular price: £20.89
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Summary

When Jessica Beam is thrown out of her flat, she finds herself relying on her only family.

Things aren't going so well for Grandma, either. Her 1950s Good Woman guide books are out of print, and her mortgage is staggering.

When a publisher throws them a lifeline - a new contract if they can prove the Good Woman guides still work - Jess and Matilda have to work together if they want a roof over their heads.

©2015 Kirsty Greenwood (P)2015 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"I cannot tell a lie...this book is fabulous." (Lucy Diamond)
"Kookier than Kinsella, but just as comical. Fabulous feel-good fun!" (Ali McNamara)

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Best book I have listened to in years

The narrator tells this amusing and lovely story really well. It's just a fantastic experience listening to it. I can't recommend it highly enough.

When the book starts it takes a while to get into it but stick with it and everything becomes clear and you will be hooked.

Absolutely brilliant and I can't wait for Kirsty Greenwood's next book. In the meantime I am so pleased to have this book in my library to listen to again.

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Great

I very much enjoyed listening to this book. It was at times very funny and overall greatly entertaining.

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Excellent

Brilliant story I was sad it finished easy to listen too and entertaining very good

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Funny, modern British romance

Loved this story, funny, easy read. Jessica the lead character is so likeable. Would make a great film. More please.

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Charming and funny

Expected a typical 'chick lit' summer read and was agreeably surprised, this is a truly entertaining performance - I laughed out loud at times.

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Loved it

Loved this book. Really easy to listen to. I couldn't wait to make time to listen to more, and will now miss the characters

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Fabulous, absolutely fabulous!!

Great story line, and read beautifully. Loved it loved it loved. Laughed so much and also made me have a tear or two. Kirsty Greenwood is such a great writer and you can really relate to the characters in the story. Fab!!!

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Easy listening

The narration was easy to listen too and I enjoyed this book. Lighthearted but touching moments too.

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Brilliant

Such a brilliant author, so funny and engaging stories. Highly recommend
A great audiobook to escape into

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differently not vintage

could not switch this story off , Will keep for a rainy day and with a pear cider

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  • julie
  • 06-08-18

Loved this book

From start to finish this booked has me hooked.
I couldn't put it down..funny. modern. realistic