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Nobody ever talks to strangers on the train. It's a rule. But what would happen if they did?

Every day, Iona Iverson travels to work by train. Every day, she sees the same people, making assumptions about them, and even giving them nicknames. But they never speak. Obviously.

Then one morning, Smart-But-Sexist-Surbiton chokes on a grape right in front of Iona. Sanjay, a nurse, steps up to help and saves his life.

This single event starts a chain reaction, and an eclectic group of people, with almost nothing in common except their commute, discover that talking to strangers on the train might be uncomfortable and awkward, but it can challenge all of their assumptions and prejudices, and could even transform their life.

©2022 Clare Pooley (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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A gorgeous book, easy to listen to with wonderful characters, I smiled often, perfect from beginning to end

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Wonderful

A superb novel from Clare Pooley , full of warmth & humour with characters you would love to have as friends. Read so beautifully by Clare Corbett. Highly recommended.

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Excellent!

Lovely story, I laughed out loud a few times, excellent narration. I will definitely look for more books read by this narrator.

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An absolutely beautiful book.

From start to finish this book had me captured. The characters are rich and glorious. Loved every minute of it. Thank you Clare Pooley, you have a wonderful gift.

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Loved it

Really endearing read with laugh out loud moments looking forward to reading more from this author

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Fabulous

I have lived this book. Very sweet, the characters worked so well together,easy to visualise. Story line captivating.
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A lovely story.

Beautifully narration by Clare Corbett. The story weaves and surprises it’s way until end. Completed in a day.
A delightful Summer read.

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Heart warming

Like her first novel this is a heartwarming story. Like watching a Richard Curtis movie in your head.

Sadly what slightly spoilt it for me was the narration. Well executed and paced but the voices were all too posh and it felt slightly unrealistic.

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Wonderful!

Highly recommend- such insight into people. Loved it and particularly enjoyed listening to the voice tones - relaxing

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Wonderful characters

I listened to this book in a day. I absolutely loved the story and all the characters. It reminded me of Milly Johnson’s natural style in joining the characters together.