The first charming Caxley tale introduces the deep-rooted camaraderie between Septimus Howard, a calm and controlled man, and Bender North, a confident, successful but gruff ironmonger. Their argumentative sides often clash, displaying moments of fury and forgiveness with wonderful tenderness.
Theirs is a friendship that survives misunderstandings, the tragedy of war, and the bitterness of loss. The story of their families continues through the generations. Read by June Barrie.
If you could sum up The Market Square in three words, what would they be?
Old fashioned enjoyment
What did you like best about this story?
The way Miss Read writes makes me feel like I'm really there.
What does June Barrie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The right accent and turn of phrase for Miss Read books
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Not really, just a good relaxing listen.
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Miss Read has really excelled herself in this story I can feel that I am in the Market square