The Brandons

  • by Angela Thirkell
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 10 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Like Barbara Pym, E.F. Benson, and, mother of them all, Jane Austen, Angela Thirkell has created a small world of her own in the English countryside. Calf-love, village affairs, and literary effort are her nominal subjects, while people at their imperfect best are her real subjects. The Brandons is replete with youthful nonsense and middle-aged folly. People will fall in love with the wrong person, and all are determined to misunderstand each other. The Brandons and their friends and servants are irresistible. This is the gentlest of social satire.


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If you enjoy this genre of novel, then you will quite like this one.

It is sly, charming and earnest, and the characters are immensely likeable.

It is very refreshing to enter this world and Nadia May's reading is superb, as always.
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- Dorothea

Gentle Sarcasim

Angela Thirkell is a prime writer of sarcasim with a gentle touch. Her Barsetshire series, which takes readers to England to meet the decendants of Anthony Trollope's characters are a joy to read, and Nadia May does a perfect job of transfoming Thirkell's words into sound. As I enjoy the entire series, I hope that Audible will make more titles by this author available, starting with those set pre-WWII, such as Wild Strawberries and Pomfret Towers, and continuing with the books set during WWII, like Growing Up and Northbridge Rectory.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-25-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.