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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcia Willett Narrator: June Barrie Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofia | 3/2/2011

    " I really liked this book. When I found myself reading three books at the same time, this is the one I would keep coming back to. Sure, it was predictable but very pleasantly written. A good "cuddle-up-on-the-sofa-read". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/28/2011

    " Very good story, but a bit of a slow read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 2/25/2011

    " What I call an "easy read"--can be picked up and down whenever and read on a bus/plane/train!! My first Marcia Willett book!! I might read another one . Probably pick one up in charity shop!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marliss | 7/3/2010

    " I basically finished this book to see what happened in the end. It wasn't that exciting, but it was all about relationships in a terribly proper British manner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmussel | 8/4/2009

    " I picked this up for the title and cover, but found the storytelling and characters to be compelling. The ending wasn't what I expected, but was as it should have been. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/9/2009

    " This was a wonderful read. A very moving story about family relationships, secrets, betrayal and moving on. I did skip a very small part due to a character who was in the book for a very short time whose language I found offensive, but it was so short that I didn't miss anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 12/23/2008

    " I love Marcia Willett and this is a reread. If you love the English countryside and Rosamond Pilcher style, you will probably like Willett. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 6/11/2007

    " Marcia Willet did not start her writing career until she was 50 years old. so inspiring. if you like family stories set in england, then she is a good author for you. "

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About the Author

Marcia Willett’s early life was devoted to the ballet, but her dreams of becoming a ballerina ended when she grew out of the classical proportions then required. She had always loved books, and a family crisis made her take up a new career as a novelist—a decision she has never regretted. She lives in a beautiful, wild part of Devon with her husband, where she loves to be visited by her son and his young family.

About the Narrator

June Barrie has appeared in over eighty productions at the Bristol Old Vic, including playing Marina in Uncle Vanya, Mrs. Alving in Ghosts, Mrs. Conway in J. B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways, and the title roles in Driving Miss Daisy and Stevie. She has extensive experience on radio in plays and serials, while her television credits include Close Relations, Coasting, Seduction, and the BAFTA-nominated Dual Balls.