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Publisher's Summary

1911 - The beginning of a brand-new series for number-one best-selling author Rosie Clarke.

Welcome to Harpers of Oxford Street.

When Sally, Beth, Margaret and Rachel meet at a job interview for the wonderful new store in Oxford Street, they have no idea they will become lifelong friends.

When all four girls are lucky enough to be selected as sales staff their exciting new adventure begins.

Join them as they overcome heartbreak and grief, find love and happiness and remain united in their friendship, whatever life throws at them.

©2019 Rosie Clarke (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • KH
  • 03-24-22

Just disappointed with ending

I enjoyed the story until it just ended. It seemed unfinished, like maybe the author just got tired of writing, or had something else to do instead.

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Great story with lots of well-written characters

I loved the story, learning how stores were once operated and great characters. I thought the narrator was great, easy to understand and wonderful differentiation in each person's voice. But, the ending left more questions, so I hope there is a sequel

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Good story.

The narrator was really good. The story line was good. u was really disappointed with the ending.

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Cliffhangers

I enjoyed the stories of the different people and would have liked getting to know them better. The narration was excellent and I was engaged throughout the book. I often read multiple or even all the books in a series but I really dislike cliffhangers. I continue with a series because I like the characters and am interested enough to follow their stories. Cliffhangers, or stories deliberately left incomplete, feel like tricks to get me to purchase the next book in the series. Since this series has several books in it I can only assume the pattern of cliffhangers will continue. I will not, unless they are included in the plus catalog. As much as I enjoyed this book (until the abrupt ending) I don’t want to spend more on another cliffhanger.

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The shop girls of Harpers

This is a delightful book. The ones doing the narrating are perfect. This is a must listen!

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clean, entertaining story

Yes another fun story of the girls of Harper's. I loved it. Worth every penny..There are no bedroom scenes. or bad language.

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Enjoyable story

I like stories set long ago. This one is very good. Characters are like able. Narrator is excellent. Looking forward to reading more in the series.

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Could not put it down

Thanks, I love this story, well narrated and engaging , the story is lovely, I recommend it, and for free! I could have paid for it

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Maggie

Her voice was very pathetic other than that everything was great I enjoyed everybody else

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good narrator

narrator was amazing with accents. author captures era nicely, but story is tame. not gripping.

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  • Elizabeth McCully
  • 08-07-21

A truly delightful story of Edwardian England.

Rosie Clarke writes beautifully about a poignant time in British history, the story introduces wonderful, lifelike characters, each portrayed, perfectly by the beautiful voice of Juliette Burton…. I really hope that these two ladies will have more storylines ready for us to enjoy! The book is easy listening but also thought provoking as Rosie Clarke brings wonderful characters to life, peppered with historical facts, that have greatly affected all of our lives in the 21st century. I finished this brilliant story wanting to know… what happens next to these brilliant characters… hope I’m not kept waiting too long! Fantastic !

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  • Trudie
  • 08-03-21

not my cuppa

maybe my fault but I hated the put on voices and accents for different characters. made me feel like I was listening to a bed time children's story

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  • Immy
  • 04-30-21

I love Rosie clarke

I was a little worried about buying this book because the review s derby great but shouldn't have workbook as as good as always

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  • Jack
  • 09-04-21

Narration

Whenever Maggie spoke the narrator had an annoying habit of lowering her voice so quiet you had a job to hear her sentences at times

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  • Jacky
  • 07-21-20

Don't waste your money they are all a total drone.

total drone all 3..save your money watching Harry Selfridge.... buy 6-7 books s week these are boring big time and reader total one tone drone

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-05-21

struggled to finish

what an utterly boring book, he said she said. Dont know how I endured it to the end.even the narrator lacked enthusiasm

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  • 10-04-21

Not For Me

Glad this was a free read/listen. I know its a different era but still feels far fetched and unbelievable. The portrayal of certain characters is annoying and whing-ey. Characters feel lacking and the over use of items sold/for sale just feels like bulking and other areas under-developed. I tried the second book and sadly it doesn't improve.

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  • Shirley
  • 08-31-21

Disappointing narration

I am quite enjoying the story and the characters, but the narration is very weak. There are very frequent errors of stress and intonation, sometimes just sounding unnatural but other times interfering with the communication of the meaning. Such a disappointment!

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  • The Soup of Life
  • 08-02-21

Very slow starter

I returned this book after listening for about 2 hours.
I appreciate that the scene needs to be set but, the continuing, inane conversations of the protagonist and her friends bored me. Maybe the story improves if you stick with it but it wasn’t for me.

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  • Angela Reid
  • 05-19-22

Enjoyable - but irritating too!!

There is a great deal of detail in this book about life at that time - the author seems to have done plenty of research into the way things worked pre WW1 and I found much of that very interesting and certainly added depth to the story. I also enjoyed the characters and grew really quite fond of the girls. BUT I found some of the narrator’s voices, particularly some of the men, difficult to listen to and quite annoying. I also felt there was a great deal of repetition - for example one character might think something and then the thought might be repeated in full a few sentences later in dialogue! I felt a really good editor would have dealt with this. Will I read another book in the series? I don’t know…

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  • julee latimer
  • 10-25-21

Lovely if predictable tale

I listen to this as I paint and it was perfect. interesting fashion details, romance, and heartache all set in a bygone era. I found the characters very predictable but I still enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-22

Lovely story ❤️

The narrators voice really matched the setting of the book, and it was just a lovely story to listen into. Heart warming ❤

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  • anne martin
  • 03-19-22

Light hearted

This was fun to listen to. I enjoyed the characters as I thought of my mother living in this period of time. Light hearted and fun. Sorta wish men were that galant these days

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-18-22

easy listening

i do hope theres a sequel as the story finishes abruptly and leaves you hanging

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  • Michael W
  • 01-04-22

Great story

Just one star less for the American accent. It wasn't done well at all, but then it's rarely done well by the British.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-21

Light listening

Nothing too engrossing, a light easy listen. Wished there was more of an antagonist or something to generate some more emotion.

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  • Irit
  • 10-16-21

unsatisfactory...

For me the story was very anemic, like an essay...
I really hoped that it will evolve but.... Everything including the characters was too plain and one dimensional.
The narration was bad. The narrator was trying to establish different characters, but poorly. Sally's accent was supposed to be cokney, and in the beginning the narration was cocney, but later on it turned into high society English accent, and lost it's characteristics. There was horrible rythm to the narration. It felt at times that the sentence was ending, but the after a strange pause, the narrator was adding several more words as if to finish, and it sounded badly.

When the book ended, I literally stoppe! The ending was so abrupt and unantisipated, that i couldn't belive my ears. I was left with a taste of wasted time and credit and that's a shame....