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The Beggar Maid Audiobook

The Beggar Maid

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The wonderfully nostalgic, vivid and compelling new novel from the Sunday Times top-five best-selling author of A Loving Family.

From the age of eight, 16-year-old Charity Crosse has been living rough with her grandfather and begging on the streets. When her grandfather passes away, Charity is helped by a kindly doctor who introduces her to bookseller Jethro Dawkins.

Jethro takes Charity in to help in his bookshop and keep house in their one room behind the shop. Charity sleeps under the counter and is not well treated, but Jethro instills in her the love of books that began when her grandmother taught her to read. And she starts to hope for a better future for herself.

But Jethro dies unexpectedly, and Charity is faced with eviction when the rent is raised by the unscrupulous landlord. Must Charity give up her dream of running the bookshop herself, and, worse, be forced to return to the streets...?

©2014 Dilly Court (P)2015 Magna Story Sound, Random House Audiobooks

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    A tale you could not put down gripping storey very well told a must for anyone

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    Dilly Court has excelled herself again in this tale of country life versus riches. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to read another of her books

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