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The Rain Before It Falls | [Jonathan Coe]

The Rain Before It Falls

As 73-year-old Rosamund sits alone in her remote Shropshire house, her dying thoughts turn to her cousin's granddaughter, Imogen, who has been blind from an early age. Rosamund realises that she has one last duty to perform: to put down on tape the tragic story of Imogen's grandmother.
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As 73-year-old Rosamund sits alone in her remote Shropshire house, her dying thoughts turn to her cousin's granddaughter, Imogen, who has been blind from an early age. Rosamund realises that she has one last duty to perform: to put down on tape the tragic story of Imogen's grandmother.

©2007 Jonathan Coe; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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  • Heather
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    7/21/10
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    "A good holiday listen"

    This is the first of Jonathan Coe's books I've listened to and I enjoyed it. I understand it is not typical of his other work.
    The story unfolds through a series of descriptions of photographs in which Rosamond reveals the history of her family. I felt the story fizzled out rather toward the end but the narration is first-class.
    I listened to this on holiday and it fitted the bill well. Not too demanding and interesting enough to hold one's attention.

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