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Publisher's Summary

First broadcast on Woman's Hour, Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star in this popular BBC Radio 4 comedy Ladies of Letters. This collection features all 11 series.
When Irene Spencer meets Vera Small at her daughter Lesley's wedding reception, they embark upon a correspondence that is quite unlike any other in the history of letter writing. Both Irene and Vera are happily widowed and endowed with errant offspring. They live in a world of church fetes and amateur dramatics but love nothing more than dipping their pens in the vitriol pot - while remaining the firmest of pen pals. Feisty, naughty and endlessly funny, Ladies of Letters provides a hilarious insight into suburban friendships and modern family life as they really are!
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Critic Reviews

"Beautifully scripted and perfectly acted." ( Daily Express)
"An hilarious double act by Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge." ( Northern Echo)
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By Katherine on 08-04-17

Beware - NOT the complete series

I love the Ladies of Letters. Despite already having seasons 1, 3, and 4, I pounced on this as soon as I had a new credit available.

However, despite the name, this is NOT the complete series. One reason I wanted this is because I can't find Season 2 anywhere. Maybe this is a copyright issue? Maybe this is only a problem outside the UK? Well, for whatever reason, Season 2 is not in this "complete" collection, either. I was disappointed, but this has given me the other seasons that I'm missing, so it was still a good purchase. And, as always, the adventures of Vera and Irene are laugh-out-loud hilarious.

But please, please, please, Audible, give us Season 2!!!!!

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By Diana on 12-07-17

Consistantly entertaining, and made me laugh

This was very enjoyable and entertaining. A bit of a soap opera framework, with improbable happenings throughout, but the wit and interesting twists and turns made this a worthwhile way to be entertained.

Based on the other reviews that said this is not actually complete, I found a CD of the missing season on Amazon. Hopefully Audible will get the missing season put in so this really will be a complete issue.

The narration / actors were superb. The writing excellent.

Production: It would be nice if the use of Chapters on an iPod, or breaks, would have one whole season, then break, then the next season. Whoever did this didn't care, and at the end of one Chapter, or grouping, was the beginning of the next season - for one example. That's sloppy production.

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By Pyewacket on 09-01-17

NOT the complete radio collection

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The title misrepresents the content. It does not include season 2 and since I bought it mainly to get season 2 I am disappointed.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

By Judith J. Standing on 09-07-17


I was so pleased when this appeared on Audible. I was extremely disappointed to discover that Ladies of More Letters is not included. Why not? Please say you'll add it in soon and you'll include an index system it's easier to find the individual stories. Such an excellent series and such a pity it's not complete.

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By julie on 10-10-17

Five stars

This story definitely evolved from what I first expected....
I loved the charming and stubborn friendship conveyed through correspondence. I enjoyed the unbelievable adventures the characters take throughout and their unique perspectives and personality that they bring to every situation. The readers are fantastic and really bring it to life. Very fun to listen to.

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