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    • The Kelly Sisters

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Noreen Leighton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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    It's 1925, and Patricia, Tara and Aideen couldn't be more excited to be starting a new life in Liverpool. Yet it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems, for the girls are hastily swept onto a huge ocean liner heading to New York. When their father vanishes midway across the Atlantic, the grieving sisters prepare themselves for a new life in the big city. For whatever their father was running from has every chance of catching up with them....

    Non-member price: $31.30

    • Queen of the Mersey

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Queenie is only 14 and has been deserted by her mother. Set in Liverpool and Wales at the outbreak of World War II, this story explores themes of female friendship and betrayal from the perspective of a group of women of widely different ages.

    Non-member price: $31.45

    • After the War Is Over

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Nerys Hughes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Liverpool, 1945. Three women, the strongest of friends, return home, trying to fit back into their old lives after they've been demobbed. They've been thrown together by the war and shared all sorts of good and bad times. Now their old lives seem dull in comparison. But not for long.... Maggie and Nell are both 21 and full of hope and excitement. Iris, on the other hand, is feeling apprehensive about returning to civilian life. At the age of 30, her only wish is to have a baby, but sadly this wish is yet to come true.

    Non-member price: $29.92

    • Lights Out Liverpool

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As Britain stands alone against a monstrous enemy, the inhabitants of Pearl Street face hardship and heartbreak with courage and humour. The war touches each of them in a different way: for Annie Poulson, a widow, it means never-ending worry when her twin boys are called up and sent to France; Sheila Reilly's husband, Cal, faces the terror of U-Boat attacks; Eileen Costello is liberated from a bitter, loveless marriage when her husband is sent to Egypt.

    Non-member price: $29.51

    • The House by Princes Park

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The First World War is almost over when nurse Olivia Jones meets dashing American soldier, Tom O'Hagan, and they propose to marry. But Tom is dead by the time Olivia finds herself pregnant. Just hours old, their daughter Ruby is brutally removed from Olivia by her disgusted father and secretly taken to be raised in a convent in north Wales. At fourteen, Ruby is beautiful, intelligent and wilful - and delighted to be chosen by the wealthy Emily Dangerfield, who lives in a grand house near Liverpool, as a companion.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Mother of Pearl

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Nerys Hughes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pretty Amy Curran was just 18 years old when she met Barney Patterson, the love of her life, on Southport pier in 1939. Their romantic, passionate marriage was made in heaven, or so they both believed. But when Britain declared war on Germany, Barney volunteered to fight and the couple were eventually separated for five long years. When he returned to Liverpool after VE Day he wasn't the same person - and neither was Amy.

    Non-member price: $29.92

    • Martha's Journey

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Liverpool, 1915. Martha Rossi lives in a tenement with her husband and their five children. Despite working all the hours she can, the family doesn't have much money. So when Martha’s 14-year-old son, Joe, proudly enlists to fight for his country just to earn his mother an extra shilling, Martha is horrified. Despite her pleas and protests, Joe is dispatched to France within weeks. Unbeknown to them all, Joe’s act of selfless heroism will have huge implications for Martha and all the family.

    Non-member price: $27.71

    • The Leaving of Liverpool

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Nerys Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After the death of their mother, Mollie and Annemarie decide to escape from their tiny Irish village and head to Liverpool to board a ship to New York. But in a cruel twist of fate, the girls are separated when the boat leaves without Mollie.

    Non-member price: $29.51

    • The Leaving of Liverpool

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Jacqueline King
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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    It is a cold February night in 1925 when two teenage sisters - Mollie and Annemarie - escape from their home in a tiny Irish village. Their beloved mother has died and the girls have suffered shocking abuse at the hands of their father.

    Non-member price: $16.38

    • Mother of Pearl

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Jacqueline King
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    Pretty Amy Curran was just eighteen years old when she met Barney Patterson, the love of her life, on Southport pier in 1939. Their romantic, passionate marriage was made in heaven - or so they both believed.

    Non-member price: $14.67

    • Amy's Diary

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Alex Tregear
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    On 3 September, 1939, Amy Browning decided to start a diary. It was a momentous day for so many reasons: It was Amy's 18th birthday, her sister had just given birth, and on the radio it was announced that Great Britain was now at war. As the months went by, things began to change. The bombing started, and Amy's fears grew for her boyfriend, Ian, in the RAF....

    Non-member price: $6.58