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BATES, H.E.: Darling Buds of May (The) (Unabridged)


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BATES, H.E.: Darling Buds of May (The) (Unabridged)

When Cedric Charlton, an unsuspecting tax inspector, arrives at the door of the Pop Larkin farm, he soon forgets the purpose of his visit: the fun-loving Ma and Pop Larkin distract him at every turn with strawberries, cream, alcohol, and their attractive young daughter, Mariette. Well-known through the popular TV series starring David Jason and Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Darling Buds of May is the quintessential feel-good country romp. It will have you falling wholeheartedly in love with the Larkin family and their carefree ways of living. So grab a bowl of ice cream, pull out a deck chair, and share in the ‘perficktion’ of country life.

Disc 1

  The Darling Buds of May (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 1 00:08:45
2.   Pop drew the truck to a standstill… 00:10:04
3.   In the kitchen a radio was loudly playing jazz… 00:10:04
4.   'I live in lodgings,' Mr. Charlton said… 00:07:07
5.   Mr. Charlton, still stunned and amazed… 00:06:18
6.   Chapter 2 00:08:56
7.   Mr. Charlton turned to look shyly at Mariette… 00:08:30

Disc 2

  The Darling Buds of May (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 3 00:09:16
2.   Another draught of alcohol, snatched by Mr. Charlton… 00:09:34
3.   Chapter 4 00:10:17
4.   'I think I should go and lie down…' 00:10:23
5.   He completed with slow imperial pride… 00:10:29
6.   Pop went into the kitchen… 00:10:57
7.   The Brigadier, looking formally delighted… 00:11:26

Disc 3

  The Darling Buds of May (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 5 00:10:23
2.   The process of getting acclimatised… 00:09:32
3.   She was laughing at him, he thought… 00:09:39
4.   She had hardly disappeared before Poll and Lil came in. 00:09:49
5.   Chapter 6 00:10:16
6.   When Pop came back with a rather hesitant… 00:08:58
7.   It was perfectly true, as someone or other had remarked… 00:09:17

Disc 4

  The Darling Buds of May (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 7 00:09:29
2.   It was almost half past ten before Miss Pilchester… 00:10:57
3.   Bluff - Gore indicated with funereal acidity… 00:11:39
4.   Chapter 8 00:09:12
5.   Finally Miss Pilchester broke away… 00:09:01
6.   Chapter 9 00:11:24

Total Playing Time: 04:21:42

Bates, Herbert Ernest

Franks, Philip

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0246

Barcode: 9781843799986

Physical Release: 2015

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