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    • The Quick and the Dead

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Clarissa really falls in love with the house – a beautiful Tudor manor in the Welsh Marches – and marrying Thomas is simply the best way to get it. But life there isn’t quite the idyll she expects. Thomas is so busy with the farm that he doesn’t see the need for a social life, and his two elderly, eccentric aunts – though charming – aren’t the most stimulating companions. When Evan appears on the scene, Clarissa is ripe for a little diversion. But the complications that ensue demand Welsh magic to unravel them.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Indian Summer

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Sweeping powers of description transport her listeners to another time and place. Rosanna Ley, author of best-selling The Villa and Return to Mandalay. Some memories can be forgotten.... Others won't ever go away. For renowned actor Sir Mungo, his quiet home village in Devon provides the perfect retreat. Close by are his brother and his wife, and the rural location makes his home the ideal getaway for his old friends in London.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Prodigal Wife

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Keep that beautiful, ancient family home where the Chadwick family had lived for generations is still a haven from the heartbreaks and storms of life. Jolyon Chadwick, a famous television presenter, takes his new girlfriend Henrietta home to meet his extended family and also to meet Marie, the mother who deserted him and his father many years ago, now reappeared and seeming to want forgiveness. Jolyon, however, is not in the mood for forgiveness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy to relate to!

    • By Katie on 29-10-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Memories of the Storm

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Clio is staying with her aunt, Hester, at Bridge House on the edge of Exmoor. A beautiful house, it is the scene of many happy childhood memories. But Clio has no idea that it was the setting for a terrible incident after the Second World War.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Birdcage

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It was Felix who named it The Birdcage, the tall house in Bristol where Miss Pidgeon lived with her tenant, the beautiful and talented actress Angel, and Angel's daughter, Lizzie. It was Felix whom they all adored and who was so in love with Angel, but while Lizzie longed for a father, Felix had other commitments: to his insecure, possessive wife Marina and to their son Piers, both living at beautiful, mellow Michaelgarth, the family home on the edge of Exmoor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As always - Fabulous!

    • By Lynne Burton on 18-08-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Children's Hour

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the big old house overlooking the sea, five small children listened as their mother read them a story. Theirs was an idyllic childhood, as they played on the beach, in the gardens and the woods, before the war and other tragedies disrupted their lives. Now, many years later, Nest and Mina still live at their beautiful childhood home, surrounded by the glorious Devon country side. But, when their sister Georgie comes to stay at Ottercombe, memories of their past start to revisit them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very good way to relax after a stressful day

    • By Carolyn on 13-11-06

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Golden Cup

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Paradise has been home to generations of Trevannions: paradise, the house at the head of a sheltered Cornish valley where Mrs Trevannion lives, surrounded by her family. Frail and elderly, Honor Trevannion, bedridden following a nasty fall, is inexplicably anxious and distressed by the arrival of a young American bearing an old black and white photograph of a double wedding and looking for a long-lost relation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor storyline!

    • By nanasheila on 25-09-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Christmas Angel

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80

    As Christmas approaches, everything seems to be falling into place for Dossie. Her son Clem and his adorable five-year-old son Jakey have moved to Cornwall to be closer to her. She runs her own successful catering business. All she needs now is for the run of bad luck in her romantic life to end.Forming a slightly unconventional family setup with Dossie are the jovial nuns of the local convent and the wonderfully eccentric Janna.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A gentle tale evoking images of Cornwall

    • By Mark on 13-12-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Way We Were

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    It was in the middle of a snowstorm when Tiggy arrived at the remote house on Bodmin Moor. She was alone, her partner tragically dead in an accident, and Julia, her dearest friend, welcomed her into her warm and chaotic family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The way we were

    • By debra bradshaw on 27-10-17

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Summer House

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Matt’s mother kept all his childhood memories in a small box, amongst the many photos of Matt as a child. But something about those photos has always puzzled Matt. Is that really him? Why does he not remember those clothes and toys? And where, in the photos, is his sister Imogen? Imogen, meanwhile, is living with her husband and their baby in a rented cottage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay

    • By Denise on 13-12-11

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Echoes of the Dance

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Nearly 25 years after a tragic accident forced Mim to give up her successful career as one of the world's leading ballerinas, history is repeating itself. Daisy, Mim's most talented former pupil, is suffering from injuries and she too will have to rethink her career. Mim arranges for Daisy to take a holiday in Cornwall, in the strange and beautiful house on the edge of Bodmin Moor where Mim's brother, Roly Carradine, is living.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a good book!

    • By Lynne Burton on 24-08-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Sea Garden

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Jess Penhaligon is on her way to Devon to receive an award for her botanical painting. Hosting her will be Kate, who gladly welcomes her into her home. Jess's own family fell apart several years ago, so she is grateful for Kate's friendliness - and her close unit of extended family and friends, who embrace Jess just as warmly. As this group begins reminiscing on their pasts and sharing their stories with Jess, it becomes apparent that her family history may be linked with theirs.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Summer on the River

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Evie loved the house. The bright, sunny rooms looking across the river. The terraced gardens with fruit trees growing against the high stone walls. The scent of lavender at the end of a hot day. It was a family house. As summer beckons, Evie's family gathers once more at the beautiful old riverside house they all adore. But when Evie discovers a secret that threatens their future, a shadow falls over them all: this summer by the river could be their last together.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By DMW on 09-04-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Amy Wingate's Journal

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When Amy consults her doctor about her increasing mood swings, she is advised to keep a diary as an outlet for her bursts of irritation. And her life obligingly becomes eventful enough to provide interesting reading. But it is the tantalising allusions to Amy's past - so at odds with her appearance as the stereotypical retired schoolmistress - that intrigues, delights, and eventually reveals a woman of surprising qualities.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Postcards from the Past

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. Their lives are uncomplicated. With family and friends nearby and their free-and-easy living arrangements, life seems as content as can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Tid til forandring

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Jette Mechlenburg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Det er helligtrekonger og tid til at tage hul på et nyt år på det gamle idylliske kloster Chi-meur i det smukke, barske Cornwall. Klosterets altmuligmand Clem og hans fireårige søn Jakey gør klar til at pakke julepynten ned, og Clems mor Dossie er kommet for at hjælpe dem. Clem kæmper stadig med sorgen over sin kones død og arbejder hårdt på at skabe et godt nyt liv for sig selv og sin lille søn i klosterets portnerbolig. Heldigvis er de omgivet af varme, gode mennesker, der står klar til at hjælpe og støtte. Men den trygge base i klosteret er truet, da en pengebegærlig ejendomsspekulant fatter interesse for den smukke, historiske klosterbygning. Vil Clem og den fasttømrede venneflok, som i den grad er afhængig af hinanden, endnu være sammen til næste jul? Og hvad vil de have lært om den sande betydning af familien og om at have et sted, man virkelig hører til?

    Regular price: £18.19

    • Sisters Under the Skin

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Stepsisters Olivia and Emily are at daggers drawn until the arrival of their half-sister, Rosie, when they unite in their hatred of the newcomer. Rosie can look after herself, though, and cunningly throws secret spanners in the works for her sisters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Mrs on 01-03-09

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Tilbage til Cornwall

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Camilla Qvistgaard Dyssel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Tilbage til Cornwall" er ny fortælling fra Marcia Willets hånd i hendes populære række af romaner, der udspiller sig i det sydvestlige England. Neds hus ved kajen i en lille corniske fiskerby er samlingspunkt for venner og familie. Efterhånden, som folk kommer til, og gamle venner mødes, afsløres hemmeligheder, relationer presses og prøves - og romantikken blomstrer. Huset ved kajen byder sine gæster varmt velkommen - og giver dem måske også modet til at give sig ud på nye veje.

    Regular price: £16.29