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AuthorJenny Eclair

NarratorRachel Atkins

Duration6h 44m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Short Stories

PublisherHachette Audio

VersionUnabridged

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In this addictive short story collection, twenty-four very different women reach a pivotal moment in their lives. A widow is liberated by a new job, but keeps it secret from her family. A date in suburbia has dramatic results. A seamstress takes revenge on an unsuspecting customer, while in France, a mother is promised 'fantastic news' - and lets her imagination run away with her. With each story, Jenny Eclair introduces a fascinating new character. And behind each woman lies a gripping tale - of betrayal, of love, of hope and defiance. Funny, heart-breaking, inspiring - and packed with wicked one liners - this wonderful collection shows Jenny Eclair's exceptional talent for observation at its very best. Based on the BBC Radio 4 series Little Lifetimes.

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