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Mind the Gap in Zip-It Socks is a humorous travel memoir. Two American women turned loose in England find themselves lost in the maze at Leed's Castle. They are awed inside Canterbury Cathedral, where an aged priest takes them into a private chapel. And Stonehenge? They are mesmerized with the magical mystery of its existence. The ladies quickly learn that the trains in England are a mystery of their own, but they persevere and walk the sands of Folkestone and eat fish and chips in the charming village of Rye. And they laugh all the way across the beautiful country of England sharing wine, food, and playing cribbage.

©2015 Patricia Steele (P)2017 Patricia Steele

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"I'll go to England with you."

A simple story nicely told. Two female friends leave their husbands in America to holiday in England togetbet. They fly to !ondon, see the sights, tea so by train, miss Wimbledon - this is their two weeks of sightseeing and welcome rest stilts in faces and restaurants. Told in the first person by the author, the almost two and one half hour of listening, like the friend's holiday, passed all too quickly. Being a Brit, it's nice to see how our cities are perceived and how easy it is to take for granted what cities and our histories have to offer. For anyone thinking of visiting when finally conditions allow it again, this is not a guide book but a fun and refreshing read to prepare for the transision.

The use of two narrators worked very well, one readng Patricia's observations, the other reading everything else such as Caroline, the travel companion, and other voices such as waitresses or helpful travel guides. Together, they - Melanie A Mason and Patricia Zaitoon - make the book a lovely pleasure, their voice variation an attractive tapestry of sound. The whole is a light, amusing visit to England and recommended as little literary holiday for these stay at home times.

My thanks to the rights holder of Mind the Gap, who made it possible to freely download without any obligation, a complimentary copy via FABC. .

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  • 18-05-17

Your grandma goes to England!

Reading this is like listening to your grandmother talk about her travels. Lots of talk about carrying their luggage and their struggles with trains. I wanted it to be charming, but I found myself questioning how they survived. Who goes to London on a vacation but doesn't know what the London Eye is? Or Soho? I can kind of see why their husbands chose to stay home...