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Publisher's Summary

Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge take on the world in another hilarious series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy hit. The intrepid grandmothers are back and at loggerheads with their respective families. Vera decides to take a break in Ibiza, and invites Irene to join her.
© and (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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"There are few double acts that delight audiences quite as much as...Ladies of Letters." (Daily Express)

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Madness and mayhem

If you could sum up Ladies of Letters Go Global in three words, what would they be?

Fun, hysterical , believable

What other book might you compare Ladies of Letters Go Global to and why?

Series is great so to have the ladies involved in more intrigues together is a bonus

Which character – as performed by Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge – was your favorite?

Both ladies fitted their characters perfectly. Could not choose between them

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughter is the best medicine and there is certainly plenty to go around with this listen.

Any additional comments?

Great to listen to by oneself and to share with a friend

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • NK Turoff
  • New York, NY United States
  • 08-05-13

Our heroines Jump the Shark

Ladies of Letters began as a subtle and typically British bit of fluff--correspondence between two older women who become fiercely competitive and occasionally openly hostile even as their friendship deepens. Any lover of British comedy is going to be a sucker for the two principal readers--the incomparable Prunella Scales and the divine Patricia Routledge.

The authors of the series, however, seem to have lost their way in this installment, providing a series of situations that I found preposterous and aggravating rather than endearing and odd--as the previous tales have been.

I'm going to listen to the next installment and hope for the best. If the situations are, once again, bizarre and implausible, I will say farewell to the Ladies and re-visit the brilliant, earlier installments which I consider to be timeless gems.

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  • Robinson
  • 03-12-17

Far-fetched adventures with fabulous actors

This outing of the two ladies is read beautifully and delivered with great comical effect.

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  • Martin
  • 08-29-09

FANTASTIC

FANTASTIC!

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  • Frederick Mollison
  • 05-13-09

Ladies of Letter Go Global

a great listen that had me wanting more. The interactions of the ladies reminds me of the way my dear mother would be at times with her sister now sadly both departed.

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  • Joseph
  • 02-16-09

Ladies of letters go global

I have never laughed so so much - Patricia Routlidge and Prunella Scales are fantastic in these roles