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When Hetty Huggins made a promise to her dying mother that she would look after her younger sister and brothers, little did she know how difficult this would be. But despite the threat of being turned out onto the streets by the unscrupulous tallyman and the never-ending struggle just to exist, Hetty is determined her family will never starve or want for a roof over their heads.

Longing for something better out of life than the daily grind of making matchboxes for a pittance, she dreams of setting up her own business. With the help of friends she sells hot potatoes on the streets and things begin to look up for them all. But when the tallyman comes calling, they are faced once more with a future full of hardship and despair.

©2008 Dilly Court (P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks

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  • Mrs
  • 04-11-2013

A Good Story,Well Told To The End.

What made the experience of listening to A Mother's Promise the most enjoyable?

I wanted to keep listening to the story to the very end. Felt sorry when I did reach the end of the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character Hetty. A lady with guts and determination to succeed in her life.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The last chapter when Hetty realized just what and who was really important in her life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I found it very hard to turn off the book.

Any additional comments?

I like this Author and will read more of her stories

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  • lorinda
  • 14-12-2018

Amazing book

What a great book many twists and turns loved every min pasted away some boring hours at work and once again was taken in to dilly courts wonderful bookwrighting recommend to anyone x

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  • Jason Moore
  • 26-08-2018

The best book I have ever read (heard) 😊

This will be a very tough act to follow, absolutely outstanding from start to finish.

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  • Dave
  • 01-10-2017

brilliant

lived it listened to it about 4 times now. lovely narrating and lovely story I love the happy endings

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-2017

Another fascinating book by Dilly Court

Annie Aldington brings the characters to life and adds to the pleasure of this book. the last 6 books I have purchased have been by this winning duo and I am now in search of my next.

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  • anne
  • 21-01-2017

Heart warming story,

Loved this story, lovely ending. Worth a listen. Will buy more of dilly courts books.

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  • steph
  • 23-04-2016

mother's promise

I have read and listened to this story and enjoyed it both times , good old fashion Ed story.

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  • Michelle Dixon
  • 22-02-2016

Brilliant! Well Worth Buying.

Another great book from Dilly Court. Well worth the money or credit. Read as always just as it should be by Annie Aldington.
If you are wondering if you should buy this book, my opinion is yes you should.

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