Retail pak HighBridge Audio 2001
CS ISBN 1565115074 $34.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 1565115082 $36.95 Seven CDs
Anne Twomey's unrushed pacing and gentle, melodic voice capture the listener from the first moments of this deceptively simple story about the friendship of two London girls from very different families and the ways in which those families cope with the end of the Victorian era. Chevalier, author of the bestselling Girl With a Pearl Earring, lets each character tell her version of the unfolding drama in the first person. Anne Twomey doesn't try to create a radically different voice for each character; instead she reveals the characters' varying person-alities, social classes, and ages with fine-tuned changes in the rhythm, tone, and pitch of her voice. It's a quiet tour de force that makes this intriguing tale enthralling. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 02]
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