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
"An excellent, well-researched read." (People's Friend)
"Perfect for Downton Abbey fans...heart-tugging." (Peterborough Telegraph)
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.
There really are some people whom don't like children
Lottie Lane because whatever happened and also whatever was thrown at her she just picked up her skirts and got on with it
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.
I DON'T KNOW IT'S JUST TOO GOOD
great story you didn't know what was going to happen next
Yes definitely! DIlly Court always writes such interesting books .
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.
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!
The loss of people during the war and the way young children had to work was very sad.
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!
Love to listen whilst doing the chores.
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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