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The Beggar Bride

By: Gillian White
Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
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Summary

Desperate for a new life, one woman engineers a cunning deception that quickly spins out of control... Angela Harper's life has never been simple. She's an orphan who spent her childhood in foster homes. Her handsome, charming husband Billy can’t hold down a job. And they’re both stuck in a grimy London flat with no prospects for their future beyond the periodic welfare check. That is, until Ange concocts a lie that will change their lives.

Her con targets the wealthy, twice-divorced businessman Fabian Ormerod, whom, with the approval of her husband, she is determined to trick into a very advantageous marriage - with a quick divorce to follow. Gillian White's cutting, sardonic style unfurls in The Beggar Bride, as she needles England’s stiff upper crust, the titans of business, and the idle poor below them.

©1996 Gillian White (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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A good story -but not the authors best’. Poor narration

The story has an interesting, although flawed plot. However I enjoyed the story
And looked forward to listening to it in the evening.
One of the flaws was too much repetition of the characters back stories.which became monotonous. sadly, it was the narrators voice which spoiled the book for me. Her tone of voice sounded like that of a child which was not appropriate for this story. In addition, she was unable to differentiate voices between the characters. I think of this book is re-published a different narrator is essential It is very important in audible books to choose the correct reader as this makes a great difference for sales. I still like the writer and whether to try another of her books if it is not the same Loreta as this one.

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Mrs B

Good book seen the tv drama many years ago so was happy to find this book to listen to very enjoyable.

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