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BATES, H.E.: Oh! To Be in England (Unabridged)


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BATES, H.E.: Oh! To Be in England (Unabridged)

In the third sequel to The Darling Buds of May, Charley and Mariette decide to get baby Blenheim christened, leading to a wholesale christening of all seven of the Larkin children. Chaos abounds as the vicar, Mr Candy, is run ragged by the naughty twins Zinnia and Petunia, and finds himself the object of desire for Pop’s second eldest, Primrose. To top it all off, Pop buys a fairground on a whim, and Mlle Dupont arrives to discover that Pop is not a Lord, nor does he live in a mansion. The result is a celebratory ending and a wonderful tribute to Pop’s beloved countryside, with its ‘nightingales and blackbirds, bluebells and primroses, haytime and high summer’. Perfick.

Disc 1

  Oh! To Be in England (Unabridged)
1.   Oh! To Be in England 00:04:29
2.   Lady Violet turned and led the way into the cramped spaces… 00:04:03
3.   It was like seeing another bit of England go. 00:04:14
4.   Chapter 2: After quenching his thirst… 00:05:05
5.   While Pop had gone into the house… 00:05:09
6.   Accustomed as he was to living in the Larkin household… 00:04:47
7.   Crushingly defeated by this blank, simple statement… 00:05:36
8.   Chapter 3: Two days later the morning was so beautiful… 00:05:49
9.   Miss Brown was unforgettable. 00:06:18
10.   Chapter 4: Late that evening… 00:05:08
11.   When Pop finally went upstairs ten minutes later… 00:05:04
12.   After Pop had apologized for the absence of Mr. Charlton… 00:07:22
13.   In a daze, the sudden victim of open feminine entreaty… 00:05:47

Disc 2

  Oh! To Be in England (Unabridged)
1.   Ten minutes later Mr. Candy was sitting in the buggy… 00:07:09
2.   Chapter 5: Over - smartly dressed in a light blue suit… 00:04:38
3.   The Captain, in the middle of the stiffest of bows… 00:05:23
4.   The Captain was confused. 00:05:03
5.   The Captain, though greatly flattered… 00:05:18
6.   The Captain hesitated about the woods. 00:05:19
7.   Ma's casual suggestion about telephoning the Captain's wife… 00:07:39
8.   Chapter 6: On a damp dull afternoon in mid - July… 00:04:57
9.   Something like an alarmed sigh instantly answered him… 00:05:14
10.   Pop, pump - handling with friendly vigour… 00:05:32
11.   The horror of seeing a loaded gun pointed at someone… 00:05:18
12.   Edith, coming out of a sort of mad trance… 00:04:53
13.   'Edith's looking a bit pale round the gills an' all too today'… 00:05:14

Disc 3

  Oh! To Be in England (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 7: Mademoiselle Dupont stood in the sunshine… 00:04:44
2.   The Brigadier, bowing with a certain military stiffness… 00:05:07
3.   Oats were turning to a beautiful pinkish yellow in some fields… 00:04:49
4.   Chapter 8: While Mademoiselle Dupont, overwhelmed… 00:04:53
5.   By no means tranquil yet… 00:05:10
6.   The Rev. Candy and Mademoiselle Dupont shook hands… 00:05:02
7.   The twins were dreadfully, dangerously alike… 00:05:19
8.   'And what, please, are your names' 00:04:09
9.   He seized one of the proffered sandwiches with alacrity… 00:04:44
10.   Chapter 9: Ma woke in the night, disturbed… 00:05:00
11.   Some few seconds later he heard the sound that Ma had heard… 00:04:27
12.   By the time he reached the meadow all trace of mist had cleared. 00:05:10
13.   'Does Mr. Candy disturb you' she suddenly said. 00:05:07
14.   Pop felt himself recoil under the sheer brilliant weight… 00:06:01

Disc 4

  Oh! To Be in England (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 10: On Sunday morning, while the Larkins… 00:04:55
2.   Little Oscar was sitting in a chair at the table… 00:05:13
3.   To the collective allurements of the Larkin family… 00:05:04
4.   Instantly Oscar, rudely deprived of the pleasure… 00:05:14
5.   'Are you two wearing the right ribbons' Ma said. 00:04:35
6.   Chapter 11: By mid afternoon the sun was shining brilliantly… 00:04:57
7.   'I think you have visitors, Mr. Larkin,' he said. 00:08:39

Total Playing Time: 04:08:47

Bates, Herbert Ernest

Franks, Philip

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0249

Barcode: 9781781980057

Physical Release: 2016

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