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  • By: Mary Wesley
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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Not That Sort of Girl

By: Mary Wesley
Narrated by: Anna Massey
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Summary

For the whole of Rose's respectable married life, she had kept faith with two men. To Ned she was a perfect wife, mother of his son, and elegant hostess of Slepe. To Mylo, Rose was an impetuous and unconventional mistress, answering his erratic and impassionate calls throughout 50 years of tactful duplicity. After Ned's funeral Rose looks back on a life of dual constancy, passion, humour, and the ambiguities of love - and chooses her future.

©1987 Mary Wesley (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Favourite Mary Wesley!

Always wanted to name my son, Milo, because of this book. I just love the story - the garden, the dogs, everything. Have read & listened over & over again.

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A lovely war time tale

Would you consider the audio edition of Not That Sort of Girl to be better than the print version?

I love my audio books & would not consider reading print versions again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rose, she was always thoughtful of others although they did not always deserve it.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

At the hospital when Rose goes to collect Mylo, taking him back to her house along with her son Christopher & the dog.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Defiantly, it was a page turner for sure.

Any additional comments?

A war time love story.

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An excellent story

You think you know people, but they turn out not to be what they seem!

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Brilliant - one of my Mary Wesley favourites!

Beautifully observed, I really cared about the outcome.

Perfect narration by Anna Massey.

ALMOST as good as my all time favourtie; A part of the Furniture.

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Loved both the story and narration

Didn’t want to stop listening to this story when it ended. Anna Massey’s narration was faultless.

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What a little gem of a book

What made the experience of listening to Not That Sort of Girl the most enjoyable?

A passionate and at time's spicy book. It was well read and moved at a fast pace. Kept me riveted to the end.

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Strange but entertaining.

Started listening not quite sure where the story was going. The narration by Anna Massey was excellent.

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An echo of bygone times

A lovely story to listen to , from a time now lost .
Superbly written & narrated
Recommended .

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Superb

I read all of Mary Wesley's books decade's ago; I am now reliving the joy through Anna Massey's sublime performance. This book is one of Mary Wesley's best.

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Superb

Mary Wesley at her best, beautifully narrated, as expected from Anna Massey. A compelling listen.

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