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Summary

1911 - The beginning of a brand-new series for number-one best-selling author Rosie Clarke.

Welcome to Harpers of Oxford Street.

When Sally, Beth, Margaret and Rachel meet at a job interview for the wonderful new store in Oxford Street, they have no idea they will become lifelong friends.

When all four girls are lucky enough to be selected as sales staff their exciting new adventure begins.

Join them as they overcome heartbreak and grief, find love and happiness and remain united in their friendship, whatever life throws at them.

©2019 Rosie Clarke (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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not my cuppa

maybe my fault but I hated the put on voices and accents for different characters. made me feel like I was listening to a bed time children's story

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A truly delightful story of Edwardian England.

Rosie Clarke writes beautifully about a poignant time in British history, the story introduces wonderful, lifelike characters, each portrayed, perfectly by the beautiful voice of Juliette Burton…. I really hope that these two ladies will have more storylines ready for us to enjoy! The book is easy listening but also thought provoking as Rosie Clarke brings wonderful characters to life, peppered with historical facts, that have greatly affected all of our lives in the 21st century. I finished this brilliant story wanting to know… what happens next to these brilliant characters… hope I’m not kept waiting too long! Fantastic !

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Whenever Maggie spoke the narrator had an annoying habit of lowering her voice so quiet you had a job to hear her sentences at times

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I love Rosie clarke

I was a little worried about buying this book because the review s derby great but shouldn't have workbook as as good as always

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Don't waste your money they are all a total drone.

total drone all 3..save your money watching Harry Selfridge.... buy 6-7 books s week these are boring big time and reader total one tone drone

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struggled to finish

what an utterly boring book, he said she said. Dont know how I endured it to the end.even the narrator lacked enthusiasm

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Not For Me

Glad this was a free read/listen. I know its a different era but still feels far fetched and unbelievable. The portrayal of certain characters is annoying and whing-ey. Characters feel lacking and the over use of items sold/for sale just feels like bulking and other areas under-developed. I tried the second book and sadly it doesn't improve.

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Disappointing narration

I am quite enjoying the story and the characters, but the narration is very weak. There are very frequent errors of stress and intonation, sometimes just sounding unnatural but other times interfering with the communication of the meaning. Such a disappointment!

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Very slow starter

I returned this book after listening for about 2 hours.
I appreciate that the scene needs to be set but, the continuing, inane conversations of the protagonist and her friends bored me. Maybe the story improves if you stick with it but it wasn’t for me.

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Entertaining

couldn't put it down very good and enjoyable, good intertwined story line keeping you guessing.

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  • 24-03-22

Just disappointed with ending

I enjoyed the story until it just ended. It seemed unfinished, like maybe the author just got tired of writing, or had something else to do instead.

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  • Liberty Bell
  • 11-03-22

Disappointed!

Narrator was fantastic! The story is disappointing. This could have been so good, but these books are about a more liberal group of ladies for their time. This author seems to struggle herself, writing conservative characters, then throwing in contradiction by accepting abortion and homosexuality. I'm glad I didn't purchase.

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  • Dogs, Cats, and Kids
  • 24-03-22

Great story with lots of well-written characters

I loved the story, learning how stores were once operated and great characters. I thought the narrator was great, easy to understand and wonderful differentiation in each person's voice. But, the ending left more questions, so I hope there is a sequel

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  • Amneris Jacobucci
  • 19-02-22

Good story.

The narrator was really good. The story line was good. u was really disappointed with the ending.

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  • cool in nyc
  • 01-02-22

Cliffhangers

I enjoyed the stories of the different people and would have liked getting to know them better. The narration was excellent and I was engaged throughout the book. I often read multiple or even all the books in a series but I really dislike cliffhangers. I continue with a series because I like the characters and am interested enough to follow their stories. Cliffhangers, or stories deliberately left incomplete, feel like tricks to get me to purchase the next book in the series. Since this series has several books in it I can only assume the pattern of cliffhangers will continue. I will not, unless they are included in the plus catalog. As much as I enjoyed this book (until the abrupt ending) I don’t want to spend more on another cliffhanger.

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  • Patricia Murphy
  • 28-06-22

Charming.

This is a lovely story with interesting characters. No poor language or unnecessary physical scenes. The narration was really nice as well.

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  • Josie James
  • 25-05-22

Enjoyed it!

Lovely story. I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to the other books in the series. Loved the narrator, Juliette.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-05-22

The shop girls of Harpers

This is a delightful book. The ones doing the narrating are perfect. This is a must listen!

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  • Rose Ruikka
  • 08-05-22

clean, entertaining story

Yes another fun story of the girls of Harper's. I loved it. Worth every penny..There are no bedroom scenes. or bad language.

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  • JoAnn
  • 25-04-22

Enjoyable story

I like stories set long ago. This one is very good. Characters are like able. Narrator is excellent. Looking forward to reading more in the series.