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Publisher's Summary

Is it ever too late to change?

After a health scare, 77-year-old Barbara goes to convalesce in the sleepy Somerset village of Winsleigh Green with her sister, Pauline, who is now a widow. The sisters are like chalk and cheese - Barbara, outspoken and aloof and Pauline, good-natured and homely - so it’s not long before the tension starts to rise. 

But when Pauline accidentally knocks down a vagrant who goes by the name of Bisto Mulligan, the ladies find themselves with another houseguest. As he recovers, it becomes apparent that Bisto is not who he first seemed, and as the sisters get to know the kind and courageous man he really is, it’s clear Bisto has the potential to change both of their lives.

As the spring turns to summer and Winsleigh Green comes to life, can the three friends make the changes they need to, to embrace fresh starts, new loves, new lives and new horizons? Or do old habits die too hard? 

Funny, joyful and with a spring in its step that reminds you to live every day like it’s your last. Judy Leigh has once again written the perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Dawn French, Dee MacDonald and Cathy Hopkins.

©2020 Judy Leigh (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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Completely delightful!

It has been some time since I read a book that was such a joy! The characters were lovely, the humor invasive, the story line delightful and the performance excellent. I will certainly be listening to the rest of this author's works.

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Their Time Their Moment

narration was quite good
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A book for ladies of our age

I love this book. I even recognise some of the people in it - after all, I’ve lived long enough to meet some of them. Not necessarily the ones with these names but definitely with their personalities.

Thank you Judy Leigh for your humour and your sensitivity. And also thank you for the reader you chose. Patience Tomlinson is just perfect for this book, you couldn’t have chosen better.

Now, I’m off to take a look at your other books - undoubtedly I will be buying one or two or…….

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Funny and Truly Enjoyable!

I loved this story. The characters were memorable and the narrator excellent. Light and humorous.

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Descriptive, engaging and so much fun!

The character development and sensory images throughout this story had me feeling as if I was among all the people of Winsley Green as if I was one person to their neighbors and now I wish that in their storytime world all of their happiness will continue.

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Performance was amazing

A crotchety 77 year old woman goes to visit her small-town sister. Soon they run into a man who is at the bottom of his luck.

Usually a story with this many characters would have me confused and giving up, but both the unique descriptions and the talent of the voice actress made it easy to “see” each character and remember them.

A laugh out-loud heart-filled story. I recommend it for those of youwho like a fun story to escape into.

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Well the name of book is wrong. Having said that, i loved this book.i will miss these characters

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Loved it!!!!

Felt like I was right there with them, well done I can’t wait to read the next book

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A wonderful story and a perfect narrator!

I loved this book from start to finish! The characters are many-faceted, with various personality traits such as witty, sweet and wry, set in places that I could easily imagine. I really enjoyed how the narrator brought each person to life. A wonderful “listen”!

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  • 04-26-21

Sweet easy read

Nice & easy to listen too, loved the narrator. I felt I was a bit young for this book at 44yrs old but I still enjoyed it. Very sweet story of friendship & village life!

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  • P. Bradley
  • 08-30-20

Laugh out loud funny

Thoroughly enjoyed this novel, although I did wonder how Pauline kept her temper with Babs! A very good read.

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  • Hazel
  • 07-30-20

I couldn't stop laughing.

I absolutely loved this book.. I laughed so hard at Babs , Bisto and the two old ladies.
a real fantastic read. There are some sad storyline s that you can identify with. overall I would definitely recommend this audiobook

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  • Wendy Marsh
  • 03-03-21

Fantastic

A book about love, empathy and self awareness. fantastic read and great character choices. recommended.