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BATES, H.E.: Little of What You Fancy (A) (Unabridged)


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BATES, H.E.: Little of What You Fancy (A) (Unabridged)

In the final book of the series that began with The Darling Buds of May, the fun-loving Pop Larkin finds himself confined to bed following a mild heart attack - caused by a little too much of what he fancied. Ma battles with the doctors as she attempts to find the adequate cure, but it turns out that a seductive nurse is all he needs. Pa’s spirits truly recover themselves when he is forced to defend his home from the ministry’s railway plans. This concludes the tales of H.E. Bates’s Larkin family—a winsome gallery of characters who live as many of us would like to live ‘if only we had the guts and nerve to flout the conventions’.

Disc 1

  A Little of What You Fancy (Unabridged)
1.   A Little of What You Fancy 00:07:52
2.   The pain having passed as rapidly as it had shot through him… 00:08:34
3.   Ma, not speaking, serenely poured champagne. 00:08:18
4.   Ma, however, was not to be bought off. 00:07:14
5.   A second rising wave of wind stuck in the lower part of Pop's… 00:06:55
6.   Chapter 2: Long, long later – he never knew how long it was… 00:11:47
7.   Chapter 3: Down in the village, in her gimcrack little cottage… 00:08:22
8.   To her dismay Miss Pilchester abruptly realised that… 00:09:12

Disc 2

  A Little of What You Fancy (Unabridged)
1.   Totally unaware for the next few minutes of where she was… 00:07:52
2.   'Now, now, what's it all about' the landlord said… 00:10:23
3.   Chapter 4: At regular intervals throughout the rest of the day… 00:08:34
4.   Ma, having now finished making the last of her curd tarts… 00:09:43
5.   The laughter having at last calmed down… 00:11:07
6.   Chapter 5: Three mornings later Pop woke to see a clear… 00:07:54
7.   'And now, Mr. Larkin, do we wish the bottle' 00:10:07
8.   'I'm afraid I can't stand here all day, Mr. Larkin.' 00:11:10

Disc 3

  A Little of What You Fancy (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 6: By next morning Nurse Soper had departed… 00:07:45
2.   'Trust my girl friend. She may go in for sport…' 00:08:02
3.   Sister Trevelyan was rather less like a girl… 00:08:40
4.   'Vanessa – at least I hope I may call you Vanessa…' 00:08:23
5.   Primrose soon enlightened him. 00:09:39
6.   Chapter 7: It was soon after five o'clock that same afternoon… 00:07:54
7.   At this Pop gave the strongest, healthiest laugh… 00:08:51
8.   To all this Sister Trevelyan responded as if the Brigadier… 00:14:45

Disc 4

  A Little of What You Fancy (Unabridged)
1.   Angela came to sit on the edge of the bed. 00:07:50
2.   Pop must set his sights on something far beyond the confines… 00:08:42
3.   Chapter 8: Ma was sometimes very critical… 00:09:13
4.   '"The tigers of wrath,"' she said, '"are wiser than the horses…"' 00:08:22
5.   The eventual effect of Mr. Charlton's inspired decision… 00:09:30
6.   Ma, sipping tea, waited for some elaboration of the word… 00:09:56
7.   Ma, the Brigadier and Pop waited with equal, silent… 00:08:24
8.   It was the recollection of the visit of a Man from the Ministry… 00:09:47

Disc 5

  A Little of What You Fancy (Unabridged)
1.   In the early days of his illness Pop had once or twice… 00:09:36
2.   Chapter 9: Ever since the morning when she had decided… 00:09:44
3.   Even in circumstances so ghastly… 00:13:10
4.   Chapter 10: There were three reasons why Ma was glad… 00:10:11
5.   'Oh! no, please, Mrs. Larkin. Call me Furly. Everybody does.' 00:09:55
6.   As the meal went on and on it struck the little Miss Barnwells… 00:10:19

Disc 6

  A Little of What You Fancy (Unabridged)
1.   It was now Mr. Charlton, as so often in the past… 00:10:01
2.   'Beautiful port, isn't it Nectar.' 00:09:46
3.   'Where are the lilies' 00:10:41
4.   He had listened, in his time, to objectors… 00:11:40
5.   Chapter 11: 'Very nice day, Pop.' 00:06:52

Total Playing Time: 06:42:42

Bates, Herbert Ernest

Franks, Philip

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0250

Barcode: 9781781980071

Physical Release: 2016

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