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Summary

When Frank Woods at number 79 Primrose Square comes home to a surprise birthday party thrown by his wife and adoring children, it is his guests who get the real surprise.

Finding himself alone, he befriends the cantankerous Miss Hardcastle, who hasn't left her home for decades, and Emily Dunne - fresh out of rehab and desperate to make amends.   

As gossip spreads through Primrose Square, every relationship is tested, and nothing in this close-knit community will ever be the same again....

©2019 Claudia Carroll (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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Brillliant!

This is a fairly light read/listen. Despite this it deals extremely well with several important and difficult issues. It is beautifully written, with strong, richly drawn characters. Aoife McMahan’s narration is fabulously flawless as always.

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What a great story

This is the kind of story I love not too many characters but all different people with lives that tie in together a right page turner loved it

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Wonderful writing

I have listen to both books set on Primrose square and loved them both. I am so excited to have found a new author I love and cant wait to my next purchase. I also love the narrator.

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Beautiful emotional story

I was hooked on the story as it told about the lives of people who had their own troubled lives...and the effect they had on other people as time unfolded ....understanding and patience and a non judgemental attitude to human beings is what I read in this book. Very well told. I love this narrator. Well done to the author !

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Great story

Loved this book from start to end. Ok so things work out for all in the end, so what’s wrong with happy endings :-)
Love this narrator as well. Feel like she’s a friend now that I have listened to so much read by her.

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Brilliant book, Brilliant narrator

I just loved every minute of this book, each character was really interesting and had their own tale to tell.
The relationship between Emily and Violet was so funny at times. Emily is a recovering alcoholic and you can sympathise with her for the struggle she's facing.
Violet is agaraphobic, the reason for which is told in her sad story.
Frank/Franchesca is a whole other story which I didn't always enjoy listening to! I won't spoil the story, but it was quite funny at times.
I love the narrator, she really brought the book to life, her many different voices were brilliant, she is a pleasure to listen to (except for the awful attempt at a Liverpool accent. I am from Liverpool and have never in my life heard anyone with that accent!! I'll forgive her though as her narration is excellent

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A lovely book

I listen to audible books all the time and this along with the other one from Primrose Square and two of my favourites enthralling characters and the narrator Aoife McMahon

Makes it just great


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Wonderful!

So enjoyed this book, the characters became images in your mind and trying to stop listening was difficult!

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Excellent Read

Great book. Very enjoyable, feel good read. Couldn't put it down, brilliant story line & characters. Highly recommend.

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Didn't finish!

I struggled to follow this storyline, just didn't engage me, was a bit bored :(