The Bells of Burracombe

The Bells of Burracombe

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When Stella Simmons comes to the Devonshire village of Burracombe to start her teaching career, she is alone in the world. Orphaned as child and brought up in a children's home, she was separated from her sister Muriel and has never been able to trace her. Stella is soon caught up in the life of the village, and especially in the plans for celebrating the Festival of Britain. As headmistress Miss Kemp and vicar Basil Harvey try to keep the peace between villagers who all have their own ideas for the proposed pageant and fair, Stella tries, with the help of artist Luke Ferris, to find her sister. But Luke has his own troubles - notably the relationship he once had with Val Tozer, daughter of a local farmer. Val, in turn, is concerned for her friend Hilary Napier, daughter of the local Squire, who has a difficult decision to make. The Bells of Burracombe begins the story of life in a Devonshire village in the 1950s and shows us a picture of Britain coming to terms with the aftermath of the Second World War and entering a new decade.show more

Product details

  • Audio cassette
  • 105 x 138 x 35mm | 234g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • 0752874233
  • 9780752874234

About Lilian Harry

Lilian Harry grew up in Portsmouth and now lives in a village on the edge of Dartmoor with two ginger cats. She has a son, a daughter and two grandchildren, and is a keen walker. Helen Ayres is a versatile actress with extensive experience on stage and in radio and with many voice overs on television and radio to her credit. She is a member of the BBC Drama Repertory Company and has played over 100 roles for them, most recently Dabby Bryant in Our Country's Good, for the BBC World Service.show more

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'For lovers of nostalgia, the audio version of Lilian Harry's bestselling portrayal of the ups and downs of post-War village life, THE BELLS OF BURRACOMBE, read by Helen Ayres, (Orion CD 0752874225, Tape 0752874233) is an uplifting listen.' -- Vidar Hjardeng The Sunday Postshow more