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From the best-selling author of the Welcome to Harpers Emporium and the Mulberry Lane series.

The Harpers Girls come face-to-face with the harsh reality of the cruelty of war. 

Oxford Street, London 1915.

Sally Harper quietly battles to keep Harpers afloat in the difficult days of the war, whilst husband Ben is working all hours for the War Office. 

Beth Burrow is fighting concern for her husband, Jack, now at sea with the Merchant Navy, and the fear she may never see him again and be blessed with a child. 

Driven to exhaustion, Maggie Gibbs, is now working as a nursing assistant on the battlefields in France. With the everyday horrors of the casualties of war to contend with, she suffers her own personal tragedy when her fiancé's plane ditches in the sea.

Can the Harpers Girls and their loved ones survive the perils of war and find a path to future happiness? 

A heart-warming saga following the lives, loves and losses of the Harpers Girls. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Pam Howes and Dilly Court.

©2020 Rosie Clarke (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Good story, shocking narration

I nearly didn’t get this book in audio format when I saw it was Polly Edsell again as narrator.
As with my review of the previous book this narrator doesn’t get the characters voices at all. She gives Sally an upper class accent when she is an East End girl of humble origins. She gives Maggie who is from a well educated background a Cockney Sparrow voice in fact at one point all the voices had the same accent. The Matron sounded like the owner of a low class B & B and the captain who was quite young sounded like an elderly man with voice extinction.
Please Rosie Clarke, if you do a sequel to this series, give us a better narrator.
Good narration is 50% of an audiobook’s worth.

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Harpers Heroes

I love this series and was really looking forward to this next ‘episode’. The story as usual was lovely and if you haven’t listened to any of the series before I’m sure you will enjoy it. However, the narrator in this one was awful! The accents were totally overdone and nothing at all like the previous characters. Key players who certainly didn’t grow up ‘with a plum in their mouth’ in the lower class areas of London or an orphanage, now sound totally ridiculous with an almost royalty accent! I stuck with it as I love the story but was sorely tempted to return the recording and read the book itself so I could imagine and ‘hear’ the characters for myself. If the next in the series has the same narrator, I will definitely read the book rather than listen to it.

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I couldn’t listen anymore

Loved all the previous books in this series but just couldn’t handle the narrator of this book - drove me mad!!

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  • sharon Forbes
  • 05-01-2021

fantastic,

another fantastic book cant wait for the next one now everything a book should be

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  • wendy
  • 29-11-2020

Heart string stretching!

Absolutely loved this book ,as I have all Rosie Clarke ❤ books 📚 As the story unfolds ,every emotion is revealed. It is read beautifully, every different voice are instantly recognisably. I can't wait for the next book. Thank you Rosie.

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