Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Now

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
220
4.7 out of 5 stars
The Bells of Bournville Green
Format: Paperback|Change
Price:£7.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime


on 18 May 2008
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.
0Comment| 45 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 6 June 2008
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.
0Comment| 30 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 August 2008
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!
11 Comment| 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 June 2014
I just loved this book, much as I loved other books by this author. She has the ability to weave history through the decades with her fascinating characters. I also love the way her novels don't just concentrate on one particular person, but the stories are told from different perspectives. Hope this makes sense! Must go, I want to crack on with her next book!!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 May 2017
Yet again a brilliant story, my friend thoroughly enjoys these books.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 May 2017
Brilliant book really enjoyed it.Annie Murray is a really good author so enjoyed this sequel to Chocolate Girls - thank you
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 April 2017
Excellent book to read
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 2 June 2017
A ggod read.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 11 July 2017
good
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 13 January 2016
Local history - loved this
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Customers also viewed these items


Need customer service? Click here