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Pauper's Gold Audiobook

Pauper's Gold

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Hannah Francis has been forced to leave her beloved mother and the life she knows in the silk mill town of Macclesfield and is set to become an apprentice at a cotton mill in the Derbyshire dales. It is a cruel blow for such a young girl, but her three travelling companions are even younger than she is, and Hannah is determined to keep their spirits up and remain in good cheer.

Once she is settled in the mill, Hannah discovers that the hours of work are long, and the daily routine is dangerous, arduous, and harsh, but her bright singing and capacity for joy lighten the load for everyone. Hannah soon becomes a favourite with the other mill workers. Friendships are forged and an innocent love starts to blossom. But can such a fragile love survive cruel reality?

It is not long before she attracts the eye of Edmund Critchlow, the man who owns them all, body and soul - the man from whom no pretty mill girl is safe. Times are hard in the cotton industry as civil war rages across America affecting even the mill owner and the lives of all his workers....

©2006 Margaret Dickinson (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • Christine Covey
    30/01/15
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    "Fab!"

    What a great read!! The best I have had in a long time. Paints a great picture and the characters are so well pressed

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  • pamela
    6/12/14
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    "a good story"
    What made the experience of listening to Pauper's Gold the most enjoyable?

    a story of the hardships of a girl that sent to work in a mill the struggle she has but is triumphant in the end


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hana a good woman


    Which character – as performed by Anne Dover – was your favourite?

    Hana


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it was a bit sad


    Any additional comments?

    a good read if you like historical books

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