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Emma - A Modern Retelling

Alexander McCall Smith

An unstoppable combination: Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Austen, as Sandy modernizes the story of Emma Woodhouse. Emma Woodhouse's widowed father is an anxious man, obsessed with nutrition and the latest vitamins. He lives the life of a country gentleman in contemporary England, protectively raising his young daughters, Isabella and Emma. While Isabella grows into a young woman, marries a society photographer for Vogue at the age of 19 and gets down to the business of reproducing herself, Emma pursues a degree in interior design at university in Bath, and then returns to set up shop in her home village. With her educated eye for the coordination of pattern and colour, Emma thinks she can now judge what person would best be paired with another, and sets about matchmaking her young friend, Harriet, with various possible suitors. Little does she know she is not the only person encouraging romantic pairings in the village.

An unstoppable combination: Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Austen, as Sandy modernizes the story of Emma Woodhouse. Emma Woodhouse's widowed father is an anxious man, obsessed with nutrition and the latest vitamins. He lives the life of a country gentleman in contemporary England, protectively raising his young daughters, Isabella and Emma. While Isabella grows into a young woman, marries a society photographer for Vogue at the age of 19 and gets down to the business of reproducing herself, Emma pursues a degree in interior design at university in Bath, and then returns to set up shop in her home village. With her educated eye for the coordination of pattern and colour, Emma thinks she can now judge what person would best be paired with another, and sets about matchmaking her young friend, Harriet, with various possible suitors. Little does she know she is not the only person encouraging romantic pairings in the village.
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An unstoppable combination: Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Austen, as Sandy modernizes the story of Emma Woodhouse. Emma Woodhouse's widowed father is an anxious man, obsessed with nutrition and the latest vitamins. He lives the life of a country gentleman in contemporary England, protectively raising his young daughters, Isabella and Emma. While Isabella grows into a young woman, marries a society photographer for Vogue at the age of 19 and gets down to the business of reproducing herself, Emma pursues a degree in interior design at university in Bath, and then returns to set up shop in her home village. With her educated eye for the coordination of pattern and colour, Emma thinks she can now judge what person would best be paired with another, and sets about matchmaking her young friend, Harriet, with various possible suitors. Little does she know she is not the only person encouraging romantic pairings in the village.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Lyons

Length:

10h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

52:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:27