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Charlotte Dean enjoys nothing more than the solitude of her London flat and the monotonous days of her work at a travel bookshop. But when her younger sister unceremoniously bursts into her quiet life one afternoon, Charlotte's world turns topsy-turvy. 

Beloved author D. E. Stevenson captures the intricacies of post-World War I England with a light, comic touch that perfectly embodies the spirit of the time. Alternatively heartbreaking and witty, The Young Clementina is a touching tale of love, loss and redemption through friendship.

©2013 Estate of D. E. Stevenson (P)2018 Soundings

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Miss Dean's Dilemma

The original US title of this novel was Miss Dean's Dilemma, which I feel fits the book better than The Young Clementina. It is one of the more challenging of D. E. Stevenson's novels, dealing with some complex issues, including Shell Shock (what World War I called what is now referred to as Traumatic Stress Syndrome or other names), divorce, etc.

But, all in all, it is the story of Charlotte Dean and her niece Clementina, two brave and honorable young women doing the best that they can to deal with some difficult situations.

And, as in all of D. E. Stevenson's novels, the result is a happy ending.

I had never before listened to anything read by Karen Cass, but I feel that she did a very outstanding job of giving a voice to this challenging and fulfilling novel.

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A simpler time

Another lovely book from DE Stevenson. The story is totally predictable ( no plot twists here ) and the main character, Char, is so naive at times that I wanted to shake her. But I loved this sweet, lovely story where all ends well. Karen Cass is a perfect narrator for this very British story.

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The young clementina

The narrator was perfect - a story of courage and honor;of maintaining integrity in the most difficult of circumstances - I like Char very much; After part two I couldn't stop listening.

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Great Author

Excellent story! Very well written with a smooth reading performance is easy to listen to.A huge Thank You to Audible for having such a great book on their sight.

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A lovely read of D.E. Stevenson ~

SO happy to find this on Audible as I've been asking for more D.E. Stevenson titles. It is a cozy type book with great characters and the narrator did a wonderful job. Please add more!