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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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    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

    Regular price: $40.74

    • Hattie's Home

    • By: Mary Gibson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Hattie finds herself relegated to the factory floor on her return from the war. Her workmates are unforgiving at Hattie's attempt to raise herself up, and she is soon ostracised. After journeying to Australia to marry her husband, Clara is betrayed and returns penniless, homeless and trying to raise a child alone. Lou's daughter and parents are killed by a bomb blast. By day she works at the factory; by night she roams the bomb sites, half mad with grief. These women forge a bond that will ultimately allow them to find hope.

    Regular price: $32.62

    • 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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    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.

    Regular price: $33.43

    • Murder on a Summer's Day

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    When amateur sleuth detective Kate Shackleton receives a dawn telephone call from her cousin, James, his news soon snaps Kate into wakefulness. The India office seek her on-the-spot help in finding a maharajah last seen on the Bolton Abbey estate. He has with him a hugely valuable diamond. Investigative successes and good family connections put Kate in the highly trusted category. Perceived as 'establishment', Kate feels like an outsider in her sympathies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-11-2016

    Regular price: $31.21

    • The Pride

    • Neyler Quartet, Book 1
    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1901. Tina Rose is the beloved daughter of a wealthy Jewish family while Edward grew up with an abusive father in the wilds of New Zealand. Despite their differences, the two fall madly in love when Edward arrives in England, looking for a better future. However, the consequences of their love affair are terrible for Tina, as she is shamed by the father she adores, and Edward is sent away. Against all the odds, Tina and Edward find each other again.

    Regular price: $34.49

    • Born Survivors

    • By: Wendy Holden
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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    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

    Regular price: $31.21

    • 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 31
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    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

    Regular price: $40.74

    • In Time for Christmas

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Addy and Prue Fairweather live with their widowed mother Nell, in a flat above her shop. Addy is plain and always in trouble whereas Prue is as angelic as her looks imply. To make matters worse, Nell makes no secret of her preference for the younger girl, increasing Addy's jealousy. On the other side of the coin, Giles Frobisher and his twin sister, Gillian, live in a crumbling mansion in Devon. The family have lost most of their money in the Depression, so Giles joins the Fleet Air Arm.

    Regular price: $31.86

    • A Woman Unknown

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

    The Woman Unknown: Deirdre Fitzpatrick is married to a man who wants to know where she really goes when supposedly taking care of her sick mother and calls on the expertise of Kate Shackleton, amateur sleuth extraordinaire, to investigate. The Gentleman: Everett Runcie is a banker facing ruin and disgrace. His American heiress wife will no longer pay for his mistakes or tolerate his infidelity and is seeking a divorce.

    Regular price: $31.21

    • Pauper's Gold

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Hannah Francis has been forced to leave her beloved mother and the life she knows in the silk mill town of Macclesfield and is set to become an apprentice at a cotton mill in the Derbyshire dales. It is a cruel blow for such a young girl, but her three travelling companions are even younger than she is, and Hannah is determined to keep their spirits up and remain in good cheer.

    Regular price: $37.45

    • Death of an Avid Reader

    • By: Frances Brody
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Kate Shackleton's sterling reputation for courageous sleuthing attracts the attention of the venerable Lady Coulton. Hidden in her past is a daughter born out of wedlock and given up to a different family. Now Lady Coulton is determined to find her and puts Kate on the case. But as Kate delves deeper into Lady Coulton's past, she soon finds herself thrust into a scandal much closer to home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Private eye

    • By Diana on 10-09-2016

    Regular price: $31.21

    • Full Circle

    • Neyler Quartet
    • By: Katie Flynn - writing as Judith Saxton
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Val Neyler, driving an ambulance through the blazing heart of London, is in an impossible position, for the man she loves is a fighter pilot with the Luftwaffe. And Jenny, whose husband, Simon, is flying Spitfires, finds herself working as a landgirl on a Devon farm. Cara, by contrast, develops her social life, and Maude, in the WAAF, falls in love with two men at once.... And Tina, matriarch of the family, loves them all, scolds them all, and tries to understand the new generation growing up in the troubled times of war. 

    Regular price: $35.70

    • The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, and Other Victorian Scandals

    • By: Michelle Morgan
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    A grisly book dedicated to the crimes, perversions and outrages of Victorian England, covering high-profile offences - such as the murder of actor William Terriss, whose stabbing at the stage door of the Adelphi Theatre in 1897 filled the front pages for many weeks - as well as lesser-known transgressions that scandalised the Victorian era. The tales include murders and violent crimes but also feature scandals that merely amused the Victorians.

    Regular price: $31.21

    • You Are My Sunshine

    • By: Katie Flynn writing as Judith Saxton
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kay Duffield's fiancé is about to leave the country, and her own duty with the WAAF is imminent when she becomes a bride. The precious few days she spends with her new husband are quickly forgotten once she starts work as a balloon operator. There she makes friends with shy Emily Bevan, who has left her parents' hill farm in Wales for the first time; down-to-earth Biddy Bachelor, fresh from the horrors of the Liverpool bombing; and spirited Jo Stewart, the rebel among them, whose disregard for authority looks set to land them all in trouble. The girls stay friends through good times and bad, through romantic encounters and, ultimately, tragedy.

    Regular price: $35.70

    • The Songbird

    • By: Valerie Wood
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Poppy Mazzini, born in Hull over her father’s grocery shop, lives up to the promise of her fiery red hair and Italian ancestry. Her lovely singing voice and good looks lead her to her great ambition - to go on the stage and see her name top of the bill. She becomes a music hall star both in her native town and in the south, after an appearance in the theatre at Brighton.

    Regular price: $35.95

    • The Yorkshire Shepherdess

    • By: Amanda Owen
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $31.21

    • A Mother's Choice

    • By: Val Wood
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    For 10 years Delia has had to fend for herself and her son, Jack, and as a young unmarried mother, life has never been easy. Every new coat and pair of shoes was bought with what little money she could scrape together as a singer on the stage. But when the theatre work dries up, Delia faces a dilemma: continue the search for employment with no knowing whether she'll find the stability and security her son needs or return to the place that should be home...where only spite and hatred await them.

    Regular price: $37.46

    • Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys

    • By: Mary Gibson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    Regular price: $40.74

    • The Bomb Girl Brides

    • By: Daisy Styles
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The life of a Bomb Girl isn't usually glamourous. But Maggie is getting married, so she is going to make sure her wedding day is - even if she does have to spend every other day slaving on the factory floor. This blasted factory was not what Julia had in mind either. She had always dreamed of attending Oxford University rather than getting her hands dirty, and the easy laughter of the other women intimidates her terribly. But they are all here together in this munitions factory in a Lancashire mill town, sharing firsts, pitching in and getting on. These Bomb Girls are going to do their best at work and in love.

    Regular price: $33.43

    • 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 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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    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

    Regular price: $31.21

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