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by | Read by Suzy Aitchison, Toby Longworth

Fiction • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

This delicious confection from John Mortimer, creator of the bestselling Rumpole of the Bailey series, is delightfully narrated by Suzy Aitchison and Toby Longworth. In alternating chapters, the two explain what happens when Lucinda, an upper-class bishop's daughter, becomes a volunteer counselor to Terry, a recently released ex-convict. Terry's a professional thief; Lucinda, a well-meaning do-gooder--the result is charming and comical. Aitchison and Longworth's pacing is welcoming; their phrasing, clear. And they each create memorable audio portraits of their own and other characters. More remarkable, they make the portraits consistent between chapters so that Longworth's version of Lucinda's mannerisms resembles Aitchison's portrayal, and vice versa. This is a happy listening experience. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2006

CS ISBN 9780792745471 $44.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 9780792744788 $59.95 • Five CDs

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