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  • The Girl from the Corner Shop

  • By: Alrene Hughes
  • Narrated by: Laura Brydon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

The Girl from the Corner Shop is a love story set in Manchester which will appeal to the fans of Diney Costeloe and Dilly Court.

Widowed early in World War Two, heartbroken Helen Harrison decides to leave her domineering mother determined to rebuild her shattered life. Her godmother, Pearl, offers her work in a fashion wholesaler. When the showroom is robbed, she meets DC Kershaw, and he inspires her to join the Women's Auxiliary Police Corps. Helen throws herself into the work, dealing with evacuees, the destitute and vulnerable. A series of tragic events makes Helen realise there's still something missing in her life, and soon she will have to choose between two very different men vying for her heart.

©2019 Alrene Hughes (P)2019 Head of Zeus

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Wrong narrator

Laura Bryden has a voice more suitable for comedy than serious material. At times I laughed out loud because she made the characters ridiculous when reading their spoken words. Her voice reminded me of Victoria Wood telling one of her jokes. But Victoria was able to change her voice to fit the story whereas Ms Bryson was not. The whole story was told in a slow sing-song voice that you might use for a child. All through I was waiting for a punch line. Very disappointing.