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    • The Throwaway Children

    • By: Diney Costeloe
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 219

    Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage. It is not long before the powers that be decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them, without their family's consent or knowledge, are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!

    • By cheryl Fyfe on 07-03-2017

    Non-member price: $40.74

    • One Quiet Woman

    • Ellindale Saga, Book 1
    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Lancashire, 1930: Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry, and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men, and pawning the few belongings she has left will keep their vicious rent collector at bay for only a few weeks, so even if she finds a job, they'll lose their home. Out of the blue, Charlie Willcox, the local pawnbroker, offers her a deal.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Far from Home

    • By: Lyn Andrews
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    As daughter of the blacksmith in her tiny Irish village, 15-year-old Kitty Doyle knows little of the ways of the world. But she has to grow up fast when her widowed father remarries and she has no choice but to leave the family home. Luckily, there's work to be found over the water in 1920s Liverpool and soon Kitty has a job in a grocer's, where she also catches the eye of the owner. With Kitty's input the business is soon thriving - but tragedy lies ahead, and she must endure many trials and tribulations before she can find true happiness....

    Non-member price: $19.75

    • Born Survivors

    • By: Wendy Holden
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Among millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel and Anka each passed through its infamous gates with a secret. Strangers to each other, they were newly pregnant and facing an uncertain fate without their husbands. Alone, scared and with so many loved ones already lost to the Nazis, these young women were privately determined to hold on to all they had left: their lives and those of their unborn babies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very moving

    • By Colette McNeill on 11-02-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • One Perfect Family

    • Ellindale Saga, Book 4
    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The fourth book in Anna Jacobs' beloved Ellindale series. Lancashire, 1934. When Tam Crawford is unexpectedly bequeathed some money, he can finally realise his dream of settling down in the beautiful village of Ellindale. Tam knows he can be impulsive - his nickname isn't Crazy Tam for nothing! - but this time he is determined not to be ruled by his big heart and hot head. Yet somehow, within just one day, he has taken on a fiancée and two children to keep them out of the poorhouse - or worse. 

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Murder in the Afternoon

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Young Harriet and her brother, Austin, have always been scared of the quarry where their stonemason father works. So when they find him dead on the cold ground, they scarper quick smart and look for some help. When help arrives, however, the quarry is deserted, and there is no sign of the body. Were the children mistaken? Is their father not dead? Did he simply get up and run away?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delight!

    • By Barbara on 13-07-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • A Family Affair

    • By: Katie Flynn, Judith Saxton
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    It is 1900, and Adeline Warburton and Arnold Haslington have fallen deeply in love. But though both are from wealthy families, their social status is too far apart for their families to approve of the match. And when Arnold marries another, Adeline’s reaction is immediate and altogether unexpected, as she travels to make a new life in China. But although they are separated by thousands of miles, the consequences of their youthful passion continue to haunt them and their children - Addy’s daughter, Nala, and Arnold’s son, Philip. As the years pass and the children grow, violent forces are set to bring them together, unaware of the secrets from the past that bind them.

    Non-member price: $44.66

    • A Christmas Tragedy

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. A Christmas Eve party at Clevere Hall ends in tragedy when the host is found stabbed to death. Major Ceely certainly wasn’t short of enemies, but who hated him enough to commit the crime?

    Non-member price: $2.12

    • Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys

    • By: Mary Gibson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    As London goes up in flames during the Blitz, two sisters from Bermondsey find their lives changed out of all recognition.... When a bombing raid destroys nearly everything she holds dear, May joins the ATS and becomes a gunner girl. Peggy, May's elder sister, is trapped in a stifling marriage, yet amid the chaos of war, a route to freedom beckons. From war will come hardship and tragedy as well as new, unexpected friendships and love affairs.

    Non-member price: $40.74

    • Ellie

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 24 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Ellie is a sweet-natured brunette, generous of heart with a sparkling smile and an accent that reveals her East End background. Bonny is beautiful and spoilt, with cascades of blond hair, the brightest pair of blue eyes and a mouth like Cupid's bow. The two girls meet in London at the end of the war when, seduced and abandoned by two American airmen, they pool their wits and resources and set off to make a living on the stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story

    • By Kindle Customer on 14-03-2019

    Non-member price: $48.45

    • A Mother's Love

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

     Liverpool, 1940. There comes a moment in every child’s life when they must learn to stand on their own two feet. For 15-year-old Ellie Lancton, that time has come all too soon. The death of her mother and the increase in air raids leaves Ellie alone and in grave danger. It’s not long before she is forced to leave her beloved Liverpool behind and cross the Mersey to seek refuge in the countryside. But as the war takes comforts away, so too does it bring new opportunities: for work, new friendships and perhaps a little love.... 

    Non-member price: $33.57

    • A Medal for Murder

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    A Pawnshop Robbery: It's no rest for the wicked as Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawnshop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to Harrogate - and murder is only one step behind.... A Fatal Stabbing: A night at the theatre should be just what the doctor ordered - until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Runaway

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Dana and Caitlin meet on the ferry from Ireland, both in search of new lives in Liverpool, having left their secrets behind in Ireland. But Dana is ambitious, and when the opportunity comes to own their own tearoom she persuades her friend to join her. No one is willing to rent property to a couple of girls, so when Caitlin’s new man-friend says he’ll back them, they are delighted. Soon the tearoom is thriving.

    Non-member price: $23.66

    • Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts

    • By: Mary Gibson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    They call them the custard tarts - the girls who work at Pearce Duff's custard powder factory in Bermondsey before the First World War. Conditions are hard but nothing can quench the spirit of humour and friendship. But the shadow of the coming war looms over them; it will pull London's East End together as never before - even while it tears the world apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pre-war Chick lit

    • By Karyn W on 17-05-2015

    Non-member price: $40.74

    • Little Girl Lost

    • By: Val Wood
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Margriet grew up as a lonely child in the old town of Hull. Her adored father often travelled by sea to the Netherlands, leaving her with an unaffectionate mother and only her imagination of a little Dutch girl to keep her company. When tragedy struck and her father's ship went down in a storm, devastation ravaged her tiny family. A few years later, Margriet is blossoming into a kind young lady. Keen to escape her mother and strike out on her own, she forms an unlikely friendship with some of the street children.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • A Place to Call Home

    • By: Val Wood
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Ellen thought she’d always live in the remote, pretty coastal village where she grew up. After all, her husband, Harry, works on a farm where he’s guaranteed a job and home for life. But when the old landowner dies and the couple and their young children are forced from their cottage, the future is suddenly bleak. Rather than stay - and starve - in the countryside they love, Harry sets out to find a job in the factories and mills of nearby Hull, and Ellen must leave behind everything she’s ever known to follow her husband and build a new life for her family.

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • A Death in the Dales

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    When the landlord of a Yorkshire tavern is killed in plain sight, Freda Simonson, the only witness to the crime, becomes plagued with guilt, believing the wrong man has been convicted. Following her death, it seems that the truth will never be uncovered in the peaceful village of Langcliffe. But it just so happens that Freda's nephew is courting the renowned amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton, who decides to holiday in Langcliffe with her indomitable teenage niece, Harriet.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Musgraves

    • By: D.E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The tangled destinies of an unusual family are played out against the backdrop of the English countryside where two pretty sisters and a beautiful widow take centre stage in a drama of dangerous flirtation and backstairs gossip. Esther Musgrave, an attractive widow, has her hands full trying to keep her energetic family together – and on speaking terms! Her three daughters, prickly Delia, sensible Meg and carefree Rose, mean everything to her, especially since the death of her husband, Charles.

    Non-member price: $20.51

    • One Special Village

    • Ellindale Saga, Book 3
    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The third book in beloved and best-selling Anna Jacobs' Lancashire-based Ellindale saga. Lancashire, 1932. Widower Harry Makepeace lives in Manchester with his sickly daughter, Cathie, scrimping and saving to get by. But after she suffers a violent asthma attack, the doctors say she must move to the clean, fresh air of the countryside to have any hope of survival. When Harry chances upon a patch of land for sale in Ellindale and an advert for a disused railway carriage that can be made into a home, he snaps both up quickly.

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • The Yorkshire Shepherdess

    • By: Amanda Owen
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband, Clive, and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2,000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. It's a challenging life but one she loves.

    Non-member price: $31.21

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