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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (91 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fay Weldon Narrator: Jan Francis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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Thirty-four-year-old Sophia, a film editor living in Soho, has (she thinks) only one living relation, her Connecticut-based grandmother Felicity. Sophia is torn between her delight in her freedom and a desire for the family ties which everyone else grumbles about. Her current bedmate seems to be in love with a glamorous film star; her mad mother is dead. All she has is Felicity. But Felicity is not your average granny. Temperamental, sophisticated, chic, she has seen much of life and is prepared to see more. Even if it is from a twilight home. As the two women's stories unravel, the past rears up with all its grimness and irony, but points the way to a future which may redeem them both. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted Cornwell | 8/24/2013

    " I forgot how much I enjoy Fay Weldon's humor. This one, following the later life of a British-born widow, finds her living under more supervision than she'd like in a Rhode Island nursing home. But the powers that be are no match for Felicity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 anita Lauricella | 3/27/2013

    " This is a great read. Weldon's sense of humor is very dry and her narrative always unpredictable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 11/2/2011

    " What fun - imagine being in your 80's and finding love and life so available. A very enjoyable read from Fay Weldon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jschwabenland1 | 7/21/2011

    " Mostly boring, even Fay Weldon's superb writing style didn't make this book any better. The plot moved too slow, and it didn't keep my interest for very long. Very disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ande | 11/20/2010

    " Not good! Started out okay, but got so slow and boring in the middle I gave up. I couldn't read more then a couple of pages without losing interest. It seems like there is chapter upon chapter of an old lady contemplating sex, how much of that can anyone find interesting? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 8/5/2010

    " Very different from what I usually pick out, but I got it for 50 cents at the library, and I got more than my money's worth. Made me realize how plot-driven most of my picks are ... not that this didn't have a plot, but it was slow, and there was a lot of reflection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philippa | 3/27/2010

    " Wonderful book. Loved the characters and the setting - and the premise was really original. These were people you could meet; some had led remarkable lives, others very ordinary ones but all were interestingly portrayed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 10/16/2009

    " I thought this book was very funny. It also is a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqulyn | 7/27/2009

    " Interesting to me only because of New England. Poorly edited, many errors. Mildly decent storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helene | 3/22/2009

    " I like Fay Weldon's style of writing. She makes the characters really interesting especially Felicity and her family and friends. There are references to familiar places in Connecticut (Foxwoods Casino) and Rhode Island. It's a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqulyn | 2/6/2008

    " Interesting to me only because of New England. Poorly edited, many errors. Mildly decent storyline. "

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About the Author
Author Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon is one of Britain’s most respected and best-loved authors. She lives on a windswept hill in Dorset with her husband and has four sons, three stepsons, and six grandchildren.

About the Narrator

Jan Francis is an English actress who has worked in film and television for more than forty years. She is perhaps best known for her role as Penny Warrender in the romantic comedy series Just Good Friends. Her other credits include the 1979 film Dracula and the television movie Bloodlines, among many others.