A traveller on a train returning to London....
Poppy Carew, smarting and in shock because her live-in lover has left her for a richer woman, is called to the bedside of her dying father, a wonderful, loveable eccentric who dies laughing....
Flora Trevelyan is a 10-year-old misfit, despised by her selfish parents, and left to wander the streets of a small French town while her parents prepare to depart for life in colonial India....
Twenty-four-year-old Lucy needs a fresh start. Forever single, frustrated with her studies and dreaming of writing a novel she can’t start, she gives up everything to run a little library in the leafy village of Tilley Moreton....
Enigmatic Claire is 30 and lives alone. When she meets Martin Gibson, a faded scholar, she becomes inordinately interested....
For the whole of Rose's respectable married life, she had kept faith with two men. To Ned she was a perfect wife, mother of his son, and elegant hostess of Slepe. To Mylo, Rose was an impetuous and unconventional mistress, answering his erratic and impassionate calls throughout 50 years of tactful duplicity. After Ned's funeral Rose looks back on a life of dual constancy, passion, humour, and the ambiguities of love - and chooses her future.
Read this book many times, great to have it read to me instead - very enjoyable!
Would you consider the audio edition of Not That Sort of Girl to be better than the print version?
I love my audio books & would not consider reading print versions again.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Rose, she was always thoughtful of others although they did not always deserve it.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
At the hospital when Rose goes to collect Mylo, taking him back to her house along with her son Christopher & the dog.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Defiantly, it was a page turner for sure.
Any additional comments?
A war time love story.
You think you know people, but they turn out not to be what they seem!
Another great read by Mary Wesley well-performed by Anna Massey. Interesting tale about society and people during wwII. But the best thing was following the heroine from adolescence to old age. Very much enjoyed her character and story.