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Publisher's Summary

"You've gone all fat and complacent because you've got your man, haven't you?"

Polly Penhalligan is outraged at the suggestion that since getting married to Nick and settling into their beautiful manor farmhouse in Cornwall, she has let herself go. But watching a lot of telly and gorging on biscuits, not getting dressed until lunchtime, and waiting for pregnancy to strike are not the signs of someone living an active and fulfilled life. So Polly does something rash.

She allows her home to be used as a location for a TV advert. Having a glamorous film crew around will certainly put a bomb under the idyllic, rural life. Only perhaps, she should have consulted Nick first.

Because before the cameras have even started to roll - and complete chaos descends on the farm - Polly's marriage has been turned upside down. This time she really has gone too far....

©2017 Catherine Alliott (P)2020 Catherine Alliott

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"Alliott's joie de vivre is irresistible." (Daily Mail

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  • Mrs Michelle L Harris
  • 03-01-21

Great story, shame about the editing errors etc

Really love Catherine Alliott books.
Great story, but took a REALLY long time to get used to the narrator - really didn't think her voice suited the character. Also clearly recorded whilst in lockdown as there are numerous errors in the recording with lots of re recording of phrases that haven't been edited out. Editor's really need to check and re edit it.

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  • helen
  • 02-26-21

Great story, poor production and narration

I absolutely love Catherine Alliott so I didn’t hesitate to purchase her new title. The story itself doesn’t disappoint. As usual it’s a nice little piece of entertaining escapism, easy to digest and dip in and out of when relaxing. The production of the audio book however is abysmal. The editing leaves a lot to be desired with a lot of retakes of the recording and narration mistakes remaining in the final release. I also find the narrator un-engaging and off putting. It’s not common for me to leave reviews but I am so disappointed by this poor product that I wanted to warn other people from spending their money or credits until the issues with it are addressed.

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  • Robyn
  • 04-25-21

Narrator makes a good book bad

Narrators voice doesn’t suit the book or character, not to mention the breaks to cough which haven’t been edited out. Not worth downloading, choose another Alliott book.

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  • NellMcMH
  • 01-31-22

This could be vintage Catherine Alliott...

... if it wasn't for the dreadful, dreadful narrator! Not only reminiscent of an inferior Pauline McLynn (of Father Ted) 'doing' posh, but weird timing - often drifting off in the middle of a sentence - and then there's the unedited throat clearing. Why does Audible have no quality control and if it has to be an American reader of such a quintessentially English book, why not pick one who can do it? Two hours in and I'm not sure I'll make it... ..ps .. I did make it through to the end, in spite of her rather than because as she didn't improve - the closing chapters, where things were getting exciting, delivered in a bizarrely vague tone, as if she was exhausted,poor thing. All became clear with the closing credits - this was produced by CA's American publisher...

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  • Miss Amanda P Whittingham
  • 01-02-22

Good story, wrong narrator

I love Catherine Alliott but unfortunately the narrator was too slow and even sounded bored at times.

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  • S. Brandt
  • 09-30-21

Monotonous

I love Catherine Alliott books but the narrator is so difficult to listen to!! I’ve had to give up. So disappointed. The story is a good one but I can’t endure the lifeless voice of this narrator

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  • E. Higson
  • 09-14-21

Dreadful narrator - annoying character/poor plot.

The narrator was appalling and incredibly annoying.

The main character, who I think was meant to be quirky and amusing, deserved every mishap that came her way all of which were self inflicted.

Not even good for my insomnia as this book was so awful it just riled me!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-21

Great story- simply dreadful narrator

I love Catherine Alliott but the dreadful way this potentially good story has been ruined by the simply appalling way it was read. Couldn’t finish listening as it was so bad. Such a shame.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-05-21

worst narrator ever heard thought this was a joke

constant coughing repeating and sounded as though she was constantly pouring out tic tacs.

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  • Renee Buckley
  • 06-20-21

Do women like this really exist?

The main female character disturbed me from the start…weak, vain, shallow, transparent- and then her long suffering husband completed the cliche - it was a poor attempt at a Bridget Jones rip off. I only made it half way through the first of the two parts and couldn’t bring myself to listen any further- tried to return it to audible but was not permitted. The book just made me sad.

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  • Sue Casey
  • 05-28-21

Slow

Slow, repetitive with the worst editing I every had in an audio book. Polly I just wanted to shake her

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