Susan Duerden gives a perfect performance of the story of Beatrice, a privileged young lady, and one of her housemaids, Grace, who live in London during WWI. Duerden narrates the present-tense writing with an enticing sense of urgency, sweeping the listener into the immediacy of the story. In the beginning, it seems to be a typical story of ladies and housemaids—until Bea begins to take part in a radical suffragette movement. Duerden captures every emotion as Bea moves beyond the suffragettes to seek out danger and excitement during the war, finally realizing the true horror of it. Grace has her own struggles and horrors to deal with. The two women’s lives are very different yet connected during the tumultuous time of war. M.M.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2013]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2012
CD ISBN 9781452608846 $39.99 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452658841 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2012
CD ISBN 9781452638843 $83.99 Nine CDs
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