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Bells of Bournville Green Audio Download – Abridged

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  • Listening Length: 3 hours and 12 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Abridged
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 2 May 2008
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002SQ5QTY
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This is Annie Murrya's latest book and it is wonderful. It's about Greta a young woman living in the '60's era. She is looking for more in life than what is expected of her, getting married, settling down and having babies. She tries to strike out and is at odds with her mum and sister but does get married and obviously to the wrong person. Greta's sister shows no loyalty to her and has an affair with her husband resulting Greta moving on which leads her into another life. I won't expand on this and spoil the story which Ms Murray weaves around the central character. Needless to say it is another great read from the Author and couldn't put it down till I finished reading it.
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I have read all of Annie Murray's books with 'Chocolate Girls' being my favourite until now. I live 5 minutes from Cadburys and i finally finished it as 'The Bells of Bournville Green' struck midnight. The book is quite an emotional rollercoaster with births and deaths a plenty.It continues with the lives of many characters from 'Chocolate Girls, but the focus shifts from Edie to Greta, the daughter of Ruby, Edie's friend in 'Chocolate Girls'.Greta knows there is more to life than filling chocolate boxes and is desperate to better herself and not become like her mother Ruby who seeks solace in the arms of unsuitable men. Although Greta's story is quite predictable it does not spoil the book and i was desperate to get to the end in search of the happy ending she craved. The depiction of Greta's marriage to boring 'Trevor' and her frustration at the limited opportunities for married women at the time are incredibly accurate and it was great to be entertained and discover social history at the same time. Inter woven with Greta's story we discover what happened to Edie's adopted son David who is still in Jerusalem, again with accurate details of events there. Annie Murray really does make the characters realistic with the main characters living normal lives and having faults yet still very likable. I loved David and Anatoli by the end of it all and i will admit to sobbing my heart out at certain parts. A very accurate, moving and entertaining read.
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This book is a true masterpiece, and one of the best Annie Murray books that I have read to date. This is the sequel to her award winning book 'Chocolate girls' and in my opinion this book is even better than the first one.

This book tells the story from the thinking of Greta, a young girl who ends up marrying a man she doesn't love simply to escape Ruby her mother. And it tells about the Life of David AKA Rudi or Doodi and his life with his Wife Gila, and Son Shimon.
This book combines the strong characters of Ruby, Janet and Edie from the first book, but we see them in a different light as life has changed them. Although they are still key characters in the book we are led through events in their childrens eyes.
This is a captivating book, that made me both laugh and cry my eyes out. It captured my heart, and left me wanting more! I can't help but hope that this book becomes part of a trilogy!
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Chocolate Girls was the first book by Annie Murray I read and I was sorry to finish it as I loved it. I immediately looked for other books by this author and was thrilled to find a sequel to it. The Bells of Bournville Green was just as gripping as the previous book, I would highly recommend this read.

I would also add that I thought it would be a bit of a "grannies" book as I pinched it from my mum when I was bored but I was hooked from page 1. I now a devoted Annie Murray fan!
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I literally couldn't put it down! I loved it. A great idea to develop the characters of the next generation, whilst also showing usany different sides of their parents from the last book. Just like the chocolate girls for sadness, the effects on war and the way people treat each other. Very well written and appears historically accurate for the period which it is set in. Great detail, great story and characters you care about. Could not recommend it more!!
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A Lovely ,lovely story following the girls Edith & Ruby from the Chocolate girls, now in the late 60's -70s looking what is happening to there children,& families. a story were you cannot put it down. & sorry when it ends. thank you Annie Murray.
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I am still reading this so cannot really give a proper review other than to say It is an enjoyable follow up to Chocolate Girls which was very good.The author writes the characters really well and the way the story meanders over to another part of the world makes it a lot more interesting than just a romantic post war drama.
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Another fab story you really get to know the characters well.
I loved Anatolia he sounded such a gentleman but with a mysterious side to him. I liked how this story carried on from the first book and that eventually both Ruby and Greta found happiness. Wished this story was a trilogy!!
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