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particularly with the excellent Humphrey Bower narrating. Though, unlike Courtenay, there aren't any big plot twists; it reads like someone's autobiography. Just before starting it, I met someone who had been sent away to boarding school at age 5 and I was obsessing with how this must have felt (and I remembered reading in Ted Turner's autobiography that he went away at4(?). Pennies gives a believable glimpse of a world far away from parents as seen by a child.
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Would you try another book from Jackie French and/or Humphrey Bower?
Humphrey Bower? - Absolutely!!
Jackie French? - possibly not
What could Jackie French have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Cut out the long winded explanations.
What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?
No question about the best narrator on the planet. He doesn't get paid enough.