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The Cookbook of Common Prayer

By: Francesca Haig
Narrated by: Sancia Robinson
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Summary

When Gill and Gabe's eldest son drowns overseas, they decide they must hide the truth from their desperately unwell teenaged daughter. But as Gill begins to send letters from her dead son to his sister, the increasingly elaborate lie threatens to prove more dangerous than the truth.

Told through alternating perspectives, and moving between Tasmania and London, this is a story about family, food, grief and hope.

©2021 Francesca Haig (P)2021 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Excellent story and storytelling

My husband said I should read this book as he's a fan of Francesca. He explained the story was about a grieving family which put me off a bit. But I'm so glad I listened to it! Francesca is a fantastic writer and this book is no exception. I don't know how she managed to make such a bleak subject so interesting that I couldn't stop listening. Having the story told in first person by each of the family members added so much more depth to the emotions running through the book. I would highly recommend this book.

Sancia as the narrator was excellent also, she really added to the drama of the book. The English accent made me giggle (as I'm English) but the Irish accent was hilarious. But they didn't detract at all from the quality of the storytelling and I'd happily pick up another book narrated by Sancia.