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The Conquest

Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins
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When a comet appears in the sky over England in 1066, Ailith, a young Saxon wife, feels sure that it can only bode well. Yet within a year, Ailith's joy turns to heartache as her husband and her child are taken from her and the conquering Normans advance. 

Ailith's grief turns to love for a brief period with a handsome Norman invader. She bears him one daughter, but in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings she discovers a betrayal she cannot forgive.... 

Years later, the spirited Julitta is determined to find happiness. Her quest takes her on a pilgrimage to Compostella, to a colourful horse fair in Bordeaux, to the terrors of piracy on the open sea.

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  • d m holt
  • 18-01-2019

Great read, brilliant reader

Elizabeth Chadwick knows how to spin a yarn, but the gold star goes to Charlotte Stevens, who reads/acts beautifully. No mispronunciations at all; she paused in all the right places, and best of all her accents were spot on. A delight to listen to.