Emma
Alexander McCall Smith, Read by Georgina Terry

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Narrated By: Georgina Terry

Duration: 10 hours and 17 minutes

What to expect

‘It's comfort reading at its most soothing’ Independent

‘Funny, heartfelt and very readable’ Good Housekeeping

In this reimagined modern classic, prepare to meet a young woman who thinks she knows everything…

Fresh from university, Emma Woodhouse triumphantly arrives home in Norfolk ready to embark on adult life with a splash. Not only has her sister, Isabella, been whisked away on a motorcycle up to London, but her astute governess, Miss Taylor is at a loose end, abandoned in the giant family pile, Hartfield, alongside Emma’s anxiety-ridden father. Someone is needed to rule the roost and young Emma is more than happy to oblige.

And there is plenty to delight her in the buzzing little village of Highbury. At the helm of her own dinner parties and instructing her new little protégée, Harriet Smith, Emma reigns forth. But there is only one person who can play with Emma’s indestructible confidence, her old friend and inscrutable neighbour George Knightley – this time has Emma finally met her match?

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

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Praise for Emma:

‘Entertaining . . . McCall Smith brings such intelligence and wit’ The Daily Mail

‘Funny, heartfelt and very readable’ Good Housekeeping

‘Funny and clever’ Fabulous Magazine

‘Delightful’ Closer

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith:

‘Witty, elegant, gentle, compassionate’
Guardian

‘The kind of simplicity one finds in the best children's stories and a fluency which reflects his practice of writing 4,000 words a day in a stint of four hours… A talent for traditional story telling’ Guardian