Highly recommended. Made me cry several times. Beautifully written snapshot into another time. This was a delightful love story and a great book! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 10, 2019. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Duration: 45 mins show more For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I loved reading My Dear Bessie for the romance it contained, for the way it humanised the War experience and for the glimpse it offers the reader into the past. In September 1943, Chris Barker was serving as a signalman in North Africa when he decided to brighten the long days of war by writing to old friends. Chris and Bessie Summary A crossover fanfic series based the book "my dear Bessie" I will crossovering with two of my favorite shows 1. the miniseries "parade's end" starring Benedict cumberbatch 2, signed sealed delivered TV/movie series starring Eric Mabius and Kristin Booth. Chris and Bessie's love letters first appeared in Simon Garfield's book To the Letter. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Bessie Moore - February 1945. Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2015. 1) Chris Barker. Chris and Bessie's love letters first appeared in Simon Garfield's book To the Letter. The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever. They toured literary festivals as part of Letters Live before being published in a book, My Dear Bessie. A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. His overwhelming love and fidelity to his girlfriend and later wife is both admirable and eye opening. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. We can also revel in the drama of courtship, which is revealed up close and very personal in the dozens of letters between Chris Barker and Bessie Moore, who were getting to … Bessie Moore was a colleague of Chris Barker's at the Post Office, before working at the Foreign Office, using her training in Morse code to translate intercepted German radio messages. They toured literary festivals as part of Letters Live before being published in a book, My Dear Bessie. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Canongate Books; Main edition (February 5, 2015). Duration: 45 mins There's a problem loading this menu right now. A Notable Woman: The Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt. A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey read a love story in letters, played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. I first came across Chris and Bessie’s letters in April 2013. His edited diaries from the Mass Observation Archive, Our Hidden Lives, We Are At War and Private Battles, were bestsellers. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Excellent stories and excellent reading. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 7, 2015. The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever. Letters compiled by Simon Garfield. Chris Albertson is the acknowledged authority on Bessie Smith. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Shared by:lipurly Written by Chris Barker and Bessie Moore Read by BBC,Full-Cast Format: M4A Bitrate: 320 Kbps Dramatization Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey read a love story in letters, played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. This demonstrates how powerful the letter can be and how you can sustain love despite being separated for whatever reason. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It has been a privilege to read and I would recommend to those who think that letter writing is tedious. Written by Chris Barker and Bessie Moore Letters compiled by Simon Garfield Thanks again Misty! 4 letters: Chris Barker - January 1945. A selection of these letters was included in Simon Garfield’s To The Letter, which celebrates the intrinsic integrity of letters that is lacking from other forms of written communication. Written by Chris Barker and Bessie Moore. ‘Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me.’. Benedict Cumberbatchs voice is like honey. BTW, if an audiobook is ever released, it simply has to be with Louise Brealey and Benedict Cumberbatch. Dear Bessie A Love Story In Letters Paperback appears to have been lost over the decades. When Chris and Bessie first start corresponding they are merely friends and yet it was Bessie’s first crucial reply that would change both of their lives forever. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? As part of the promotion for To The Letter, my publisher Jamie Byng and other tireless folk at Canongate arranged for the Chris and Bessie correspondence to be read at stellar “Letters Live” theatrical events by such supremely talented souls as Benedict Cumberbatch, Louise Brealey, Lisa Dwan, David Nichols, Kerry Fox, Andrew Motion and Patrick Kennedy, and when they left the stage I was besieged with … Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. The Chris and Bessie letters were so popular that Garfield has edited the whole collection to give us a full, immersive view of their historical and emotional importance. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. “[Letters] are the poetry of means of communication,” notes Cumberbatch. Benedict Cumberbatch reads Chris Barker’s love letter to Bessie Moore (29 January 1945) In September 1943, Chris Barker was serving as a signalman in North Africa when he decided to brighten the long days of war by writing to old friends. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. My Dear Bessie. I'd fall for him too. It's just lovely. Heard the radio adaption a while ago and really enjoyed revisiting this true story. My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters: A BBC Radio 4 Adaptation. Chris and Bessie's love letters first appeared in Simon Garfield's book To The Letter. Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2015. Ships from and sold by Book Depository US. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 4, 2016. The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever. Maggie worked at Mountain States Telephone Company for … Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Looking foreward to read the book. After finishing the audiobook I purchased the kindle version of the actual book. Well dramatised but the letters I found rather boring. The book is a collection of letters that Chris sent to Bessie, and showed us, not only did love survive the war, but also that love can blossom and survive. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Bessie Moore - July 1945 *EDIT: Thanks to the lovely Misty (@batchedbybenny) we have the last letter from Bessie (July 1945), completing all the 4 beautiful letters. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2020. She was born on September 30, 1929 in Grover Hill, OH to Elonzo and Effie (Ashbaugh) Miller. Really quite moving and didn’t want it to end! He served as a signalman in North Africa during the Second World War. A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 13, 2020. They toured literary festivals as part of Letters Live before being published in a book, My Dear Bessie. Like someone else already mentioned, my only problem with this audiobook is that it wasn't long enough. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2020. She was thirty when twenty-nine-year-old Chris first wrote from North Africa. Such a sweet, touching, true story (Chris and Bessie fell in love by letter during WW2, subsequently married, and spent long and happy lives together), brought to life perfectly with just enough narration to provide a framework for Chris and Bessie's own voices. Love Chris and Bessie. My commute to and from work is now more bearable because of this CD. Chris and Bessie's love letters first appeared in Simon Garfield's book To The Letter. Having seen Benedict and Loo perform some of these letters at Letters Live, was delighted to see they've released a recording of the Radio 4 dramatised version. 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