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Extended Audio Sample The Great Lover (Unabridged), by Jill Dawson
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (290 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Dawson Narrator: Patience Tomlinson, William Rycroft Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nell Golightly is living out her widowhood in Cambridgeshire when she receives a strange request. A Tahitian woman, claiming to be the daughter of the poet Rupert Brooke, writes to ask what he was like. How did he sound, what did he smell like, how did it feel to wrap your arms around him?

So Nell turns her mind to 1909 when, as a seventeen-year-old housemaid, she first encountered the young poet. He was already causing a stir - not only with his poems and famed good looks, but also by his taboo-breaking behaviour and radical politics. Intrigued, soon Nell realised that despite her good sense, she was falling for him.

But could he love a housemaid? Was he capable of love at all? Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Susan | 2/9/2014

    " Although I really liked Lucky Bunny, Dawson's latest, I just couldn't get engaged in this one right now and gave up fairly early on. The voice of Nellie was fine, but Rupert was just too flowery or artificial or something ... maybe the real poet was like that or it was the prose style of the period or whatever, but I couldn't get past it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephen Thorsett | 1/20/2014

    " Appealing novelization of the life of an unappealing man, the slightness of the story is offset by the interesting window into early nineteenth century life near Cambridge, England. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Blair | 1/8/2014

    " I was unsure about this right from the first page, but persisted for a few chapters in the interest of giving it a chance. Unfortunately, my first impression turned out to be right. I only had to read a few pages from Rupert Brooke's point of view to know that I loathed him - whether this is a representation of his real character or a fictionalised version - and I didn't much care for the irritatingly naive female protagnoist either. This is going on the unfinished shelf and will remain there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jill | 1/5/2014

    " Read this really for memories of the Orchard Tea Gardens in Cambridge - a favourite place. Not a bad novel either! "

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