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  • The Semi - Attached Couple | Emily Eden

    The Semi - Attached Couple

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Emily Eden
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Emily Eden was the daughter of the 1st Baron Auckland, a close confidant of Pitt. She was thus well placed to observe the manners and mores of nineteenth century aristocracy. A huge admirer of Jane Austen, her works reflect this in their perception, tongue in cheek humour and benevolence toward the victims of her pen. 'The Semi Attached Couple' is a revealing insight of attitudes and customs within marriage.

    Diane L says: "For Jane Austen readers: witty & great characters"
  • The Semi-Detached House | Emily Eden

    The Semi-Detached House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Emily Eden
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (8)
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    (7)
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    The house is called "Pleasance" and is rented by two sisters, Blanche and Aileen. The story revolves around the fortunes of two neighbouring families of varied social standing. The sisters' semi-detachment is to the Hopkinsons. Whilst Blanche's husband, Arthur, is abroad on a mission, the neighbours soon prove themselves invaluable as friends and Blanche and Mrs Hopkinson discover that their husbands are already acquainted!

    Virginia Waldron says: "Delicious"
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