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Enchanted April (version 2)

Elizabeth von Arnim

Four very different women, with very different reasons for wanting to escape a cold and dreary London, come together to share a month's holiday in a medieval castle. They are brought there by the promise of the advertised 'wisteria and sunshine', but they find so much more than they bargained for, as the place transforms them and changes their lives in ways they could never have expected. The novel is dominated by four wonderfully drawn characters: timid Lotty Wilkins, terrified of her domineering husband; sober and religious Rose Arbuthnot; rigid and judgemental Mrs Fisher; and the breathtakingly beautiful but disillusioned and unhappy Lady Caroline Dester. Von Arnim's story of their transformation under the Italian sun is warm, witty, intelligent, and as enchanting as the title suggests. - Summary by Helen Taylor

Four very different women, with very different reasons for wanting to escape a cold and dreary London, come together to share a month's holiday in a medieval castle. They are brought there by the promise of the advertised 'wisteria and sunshine', but they find so much more than they bargained for, as the place transforms them and changes their lives in ways they could never have expected. The novel is dominated by four wonderfully drawn characters: timid Lotty Wilkins, terrified of her domineering husband; sober and religious Rose Arbuthnot; rigid and judgemental Mrs Fisher; and the breathtakingly beautiful but disillusioned and unhappy Lady Caroline Dester. Von Arnim's story of their transformation under the Italian sun is warm, witty, intelligent, and as enchanting as the title suggests. - Summary by Helen Taylor
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Four very different women, with very different reasons for wanting to escape a cold and dreary London, come together to share a month's holiday in a medieval castle. They are brought there by the promise of the advertised 'wisteria and sunshine', but they find so much more than they bargained for, as the place transforms them and changes their lives in ways they could never have expected. The novel is dominated by four wonderfully drawn characters: timid Lotty Wilkins, terrified of her domineering husband; sober and religious Rose Arbuthnot; rigid and judgemental Mrs Fisher; and the breathtakingly beautiful but disillusioned and unhappy Lady Caroline Dester. Von Arnim's story of their transformation under the Italian sun is warm, witty, intelligent, and as enchanting as the title suggests. - Summary by Helen Taylor

Language:

English

Narrators:

Helen Taylor

Length:

8h 37m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:37