On a bright summer's day, old Miss Clare, now retired from teaching, awaits the visit of her oldest friend, Emily Davis. In between, she recalls the events in their 70-year friendship and country life in England during that time.
Delightful. This narrator is perfect for the book, and the charming stories of an english country village and the inhabitants is written with humour and affection. I absolutely loved it.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
You would either like Miss Reads books or hate them so I suspect most of my friends would be amongst the latter,n
What other book might you compare Miss Clare Remembers to, and why?
Miss Marple without the murder & mayhem
What about Gwen Watford’s performance did you like?
Her voice is incredibly 1950s upper middle class but her talent is undeniable.the perfect voice for what are very English novels & rather class conscious ones at that
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Not really ,I don't get moved easily by fictional situations
Any additional comments?
I've read everyone of the Fairacre & Thrush Green novels,I've also listened to them all on audio.Not the kind of novels usually associated with we males & a retired miner to boot but I enjoy them as quite a lot of men do though some would deny it.Pure escapism int an England lost long ago if it ever actually existed,nothing dramatic ever happens no one is really nasty,cosy would be the most accurate description of these books & none the worse for that in today's un cosy world.
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Another excellent written book,a difficult one to put down, I found the historical details very interesting how they had been woven in the story without it being a history lesson.
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A gentle glimpse of a long lost (and rather idealised) way of life. I will read this book again in the future.