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Edwin and the Climbing Boys

Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Edwin is a 12-year-old orphan. He is determined to overcome his fears and prove himself. An unexpected encounter with climbing boys, Smudge and Jake, leads to an adventure beyond his wildest dreams.

Narrated at an even pace with subtle sound effects, nine voices bring the fascinating mix of characters to life.

The full cast members go as follows: Sharon Hoyland, Pippa Crawford, Leona Crawford, Natasha Crawford, Patrick Crawford, David Hoyland, Lewis Hoyland, Benita Cullingford, Pip Cullingford.

Based on facts and packed with hazards and humor, Edwin and the Climbing Boys creates an intriguing insight into chimney sweeping in 18th-century London.

©2018 Benita Cullingford (P)2018 Sharon Hoyland

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  • Natasha
  • 03-04-2018

Exciting and unusual adventure story

Would you consider the audio edition of Edwin and the Climbing Boys to be better than the print version?


The audio version provides the perfect accompaniament to this wonderful book and I would definitely reccommend it.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a delightful story, full of interest and excitement. It is fascinating to read and listen to.
It is full of interesting historical information which is embedded within the story and I liked the interesting mix of characters.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

My favourite characters were Edwin and Smudge.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

" Life's not just a foggy 'ole"!

Any additional comments?

Read this book and listen to the audio version- it's a treat!