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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (392 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Gale Narrator: Sandra Duncan, Ed Stoppard Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When 40-something Laura Lewis is obliged to abandon a life of stylish independence in Paris to care for her elderly mother it seems all romantic opportunities have gone up in smoke.

Then she runs into Ben, the great love of her student days - and, as she only now dares admit, the emotional touchstone against which she has judged every man since. Are they brave enough to take a second chance at the lasting happiness fate has offered them?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Isobel | 2/18/2014

    " Patrick Gale is something of a find for me. This book was given to my 16yr old daughter by her similarly aged boyfriend. Having both read the book the reason why still remains a mystery! Caroline found the book 'strange' but I thoroughly enjoyed the characterisation, intricate detail and the social issues raised. Ian McEwan springs to mind. The plot encompassed in the framework of a summers day (not necessarily the same one) embellished by memories worked brilliantly. I would have preferred a happy ending. Off to look for some more Patrick Gale later today! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tricia Harris | 1/28/2014

    " If you like 'Notes from an 'Exhibition', you will like this. If you loved and felt totally passionate about 'Notes from an Exhibition', you may feel a bit let down by this. Persevere. Read it again. It is deceptively simple, like 'Nocturnes' by Ishiguro. 'The Whole Day Through' is a fine book, subtle and rounded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Georgina | 1/19/2014

    " Not a patch on 'Notes From An Exhibition' but still an engaging read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jayne Charles | 1/18/2014

    " It just goes to show you can't judge a book by its cover. Looking at the front of this one, I would have probably thought....hmm, safe, middle-class, something the Women's Institute would approve of.....I certainly wouldn't have expected it to broach the subject of pubic lice over muesli and chopped banana (which of course it did). Gale's excellent 'Notes from an Exhibition' is one of my fave books of all time, and a hard act to follow - not surprisingly this fell a bit short. The idea of setting the story over a single day was interesting but I felt it crowded the narrative a bit, and it was sometimes hard to work out whether events described were happening in the past or the present. I didn't think the characters were as well drawn, either. On the other hand I thought the ending was handled really well, and the 'twist' was well thought out. I would stil go on to read all his others, he's such a good writer "

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