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Ladies of Letters | [Lou Wakefield, Carole Hayman]

Ladies of Letters

When Irene Spencer meets Vera Small at her daughter Lesley's wedding reception they embark upon a correspondence that is quite unlike any other in the history of letter-writing. Both Irene and Vera are happily widowed and endowed with errant offspring. They live in a world of church fetes and amateur dramatics, but love nothing more than dipping their pens in the vitriol pot - while remaining the firmest of pen-pals.
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Publisher's Summary

Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star in the popular BBC Radio 4 series 'Ladies of Letters'.

When Irene Spencer meets Vera Small at her daughter Lesley's wedding reception they embark upon a correspondence that is quite unlike any other in the history of letter-writing.

Both Irene and Vera are happily widowed and endowed with errant offspring. They live in a world of church fetes and amateur dramatics, but love nothing more than dipping their pens in the vitriol pot - while remaining the firmest of pen-pals.

©2000 Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    excellence love every minute of The ladies of Letters cannot get enough of them kerp them coming

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    I really enjoyed this short play. Funny and brilliantly performed. Another Radio four classic. Will be downloading more of these over time.

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    Amazon Customer 06-22-14

    Migraine sufferer trying to take life one day at a time.

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    "Funny!!"

    This is hilarious!! I loved the letters these women wrote to each other and the misunderstandings that happen, very apt in this email driven age!

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    Meg San Angelo, TX, USA 06-22-09
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    Great talent and the very best storyline of the Ladies of Letters series

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    A good prduction which will have you chuckling whilst listening

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    4/16/09
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    "Delicious Entertainment"

    I passed a blissful hour during a recent coach journey listening to these two ladies ingratiate themselves with each other and then get prickly and wonderfully catty, returning full circle to keeping their friendship alive. What a great listen.

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    What made the experience of listening to Ladies of Letters the most enjoyable?

    The voices of the narrators, love all these books.


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    Love all this series. Brilliant! Well worth the listen and not just the once!

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    An excellent listen and extremely funny it has inspired me to collect all of the series.

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