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Publisher's Summary

Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop. And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread.
But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better. With nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, with local honey (courtesy of local bee keeper, Huckle), and with reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes.... And people start to hear about it. Sometimes, bread really is life...and Polly is about to reclaim hers.
©2014 Jenny Colgan (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd
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By Ian on 05-08-15

Great Book, Narration ... not so much

If you could sum up Little Beach Street Bakery in three words, what would they be?

Magical, Affirming, Gentle

What didn’t you like about Anne-Marie Piazza’s performance?

Her accents were honestly terrible. So bad that I cringed. Overall she's not a bad narrator but accents are tough, and this book has Americans and English in it...she probably wasn't the best choice.

Who was the most memorable character of Little Beach Street Bakery and why?

Polly. I love a woman who's finding her feet after difficult circumstances.

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By Lorna on 09-15-14

Feelgood love story

I love a feel good love story that also involves food.. I'm a sucker for the cook, eat, love, live type stories and this is one of those with all the ingredients for the perfect storyline. Broken marriage, broken heart, move to another town, a new fling, a new job, a new business built on little money, then a broken heart and a rekindling of a new love.. Ooh yes! Put on your swimsuit, grab a towel, sun cream, hat and a deck chair.. Holiday listening couldn't get better than this.

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By Grandma4919 on 06-04-14

A light Hearted read

This is the first Jenny Colgan book that I've read and I really quite enjoyed it. I'm glad I didn't read some of the other reviews before or I might have missed out on a good light hearted book.
It is an easy listen to story with a gentle story of love and life and all its ups and downs.

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By tansy on 09-11-14

best yet

Where does Little Beach Street Bakery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Loved it...quite highly as the story sits with me.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Beach Street Bakery?

I think the misery of failure was described very well as was the grief/anxiety waiting for the boats strongly told.

Have you listened to any of Anne-Marie Piazza’s other performances? How does this one compare?

she's very good - some of the accents slightly off but I couldn't do better!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes I had a few tears here & there!

Any additional comments?

I've enjoyed all these books - the story lines are a little Mills & Boon as they get their strong armed, toned chested young man...but the actual people studies are good - Jenny Colgan is a good story teller and that's what you want when you read/listen to a's to escape and to be entertained! Also there is no graphic sex as per some of the other chick lit books, which I cannot bear!

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By Flavia Healy on 06-15-16

Charming Little Beach House

Light and easy, peppered with romance and highlighting that it is possible to begin again, under your own terms. Anne-Marie Piazza's voice is soothing and articulate - an enjoyable audio book. Loved the puffin too!

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By Pamela on 08-16-17


A happy book, but not a Mary Sue. I liked the setting and the plotline, and the people were likable in a realistic way. (You know - you don't like all your neighbours, that would be way too Teletubbies. But they all have a place in your community.) And the puffin was way cute.

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