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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (73 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beryl Bainbridge Narrator: Mark McGann Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Second World War has ended, but not the battles waged daily on the domestic front. A deeply troubled family are living in genteel poverty and unremitting strife in their shabby seaside house. The melancholy father weeps in front of the radio, while his romantically disappointed wife spends half the night reading novels in the railway station. In the woods, fifteen-year-old Madge sneaks off to meet a German POW, and Alan, the troubled adolescent son, suffers the family he can neither alter nor ignore, at least not until it has been destroyed. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 3/18/2013

    " A brilliant snapshot of a middle-class English family after World War Two. Well-developed characters and great portrayal of their surroundings. Recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sara | 11/28/2012

    " I just couldn't care enough about the characters to finish this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve White | 4/16/2011

    " A compact little book that explores a dysfunctional family in Blundel Sands after the war. I especally enjoyed it as I am from the same area and know the places described like the beach and the woods. The first time I have come across a novel set there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 11/13/2009

    " A compact little book that explores a dysfunctional family in Blundel Sands after the war. I especally enjoyed it as I am from the same area and know the places described like the beach and the woods. The first time I have come across a novel set there. "

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