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Love's Shadow

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Helen Taylor

5 Hours 45 Minutes

LibriVox

January 2017

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The first in a trilogy of books known together as 'The Little Ottleys', this is a sparkling social comedy set in Edwardian London. Ada Leverson was a great friend and staunch supporter of Oscar Wilde and shared his love for sharp, witty writing. Like Wilde, her work is characterised by a wonderful ear for dialogue and deft characterization.

'Love's Shadow' introduces us to Bruce and Edith Ottley and their friends, who are to all appearances living the bright and carefree lives of the well-to-do. But there are cracks appearing in the facade. Bruce is staggeringly self-obsessed, a hypochondriac and a spendthrift, and Edith must learn to manage her stubborn, exasperating husband. Meanwhile their friends attempt to navigate the rocky rapids of love and marriage with varying degrees of success, and keep us thoroughly entertained along the way. ( Helen Taylor)

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  • Ariel S.

    Although seemingly silly characters there is some truth to their behavior. The excellent narrator kept me interested

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  • Anonymous

    Not a lot of humor to be found in the humor section - mostly drama and relationship focused but good story and great narrator.

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  • Anonymous

    Only somewhat comedic. Mostly relationship overdrama.

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  • Anonymous

    Thoroughly enjoyed

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