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The Swan Maid Audiobook

The Swan Maid

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Publisher's Summary

The brand-new compelling novel from Sunday Times best seller Dilly Court.

Lottie Lane is all alone in the world. As a chambermaid at one of London's busiest inns, condemned to a life of drudgery and at the mercy of a vicious landlady, Lottie is too worn out to even dream of a better life.

Until one night an injured soldier is brought to The Swan. Lottie nurses him back from the dead, and suddenly everything changes. She finds herself following the drum of the soldiers all the way from the docks of Chatham to the darkness and despair of a far-flung battlefield.

When tragedy strikes, Lottie is alone once more and thrown back into the jaws of London's streets. With the threat of destitution nipping at her heels, Lottie is in dire need of a miracle....

©2016 Dilly Court (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"An excellent, well-researched read." (People's Friend)

"Perfect for Downton Abbey fans...heart-tugging." (Peterborough Telegraph)

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    "Superb.My best purchase ever"

    love it. I am totally in awe of Dilly Court as an author, this is my third book of hers and I am already looking for he next. Annie Aldington is the best narrator I have listened to. she is very talented and complements the story and truly brings the characters to life.

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    rgilli770 03/01/2017
    rgilli770 03/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "brilliant"

    Keeps you intrigued as what will happen loved it
    Loved the narrator

    Good story lovely

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    Marianne Buck 29/06/2016
    Marianne Buck 29/06/2016
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    "Non Predictable"
    If you could sum up The Swan Maid in three words, what would they be?

    There really are some people whom don't like children


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lottie Lane because whatever happened and also whatever was thrown at her she just picked up her skirts and got on with it


    What about Annie Aldington’s performance did you like?

    I liked Annie's performance as she managed to do lots of different voices so we knew who was speaking and also we were able to keep up with the story.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I DON'T KNOW IT'S JUST TOO GOOD


    Any additional comments?

    great story you didn't know what was going to happen next

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    pamela 09/05/2017
    pamela 09/05/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "good read"
    Would you listen to The Swan Maid again? Why?

    yes lots of twists & turns


    What did you like best about this story?

    the woman is a good strong character


    Have you listened to any of Annie Aldington’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no it was my first one


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when she took on the baby.


    Any additional comments?

    A good long read.

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    barbara 03/03/2017
    barbara 03/03/2017
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes definitely! DIlly Court always writes such interesting books .


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story made me realise just how different people lived during those times and I found the hardship people endured was so sad but the ending was at last happy.


    What does Annie Aldington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Well that is easy - Annie Aldington is such a wonderful narrator - all those different voices - well done - I didn't want the book to end!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The loss of people during the war and the way young children had to work was very sad.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that DIlly Court will write a sequel to this book - it would be lovely to know how things worked out with the new owners of the Swan Hotel!

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    steph 19/10/2016
    steph 19/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    a good love story got you to think how bad things were in London all them years ago.

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    Kathleen 21/08/2016
    Kathleen 21/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    Throughly enjoyed this book. I found it very difficult to stop listening to it ☺

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    barbara greenhalgh 19/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent"

    couldn't stop listening till it was finished
    would have liked the end to have been more as a wedding and what happened to Mary

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    Dawn 20/06/2016
    Dawn 20/06/2016 Member Since 2017

    Love to listen whilst doing the chores.

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    "Five star story and narration"
    Any additional comments?

    Another beautifully written book from Dilly Court, totally enthralling from the very beginning to the end. Excellent narration from Annie Aldington with a faultless and fluent delivery as she moves wonderfully between the characters. Never had to recap because I couldn't quite hear what said, which is tantamount to the quality of the narration. The speed seemed to be at normal conversation level, on some other audio books I have felt the need to speed narration up to 1.25, but certainly not for this one. Totally recommended, for a feel good relaxing listen.

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    valerie 05/11/2016
    valerie 05/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    best book ever ,i loved it did not want the book to end excellent book

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