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  • The Nurses of Steeple Street | Donna Douglas

    The Nurses of Steeple Street

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Welcome to the district nurses' home on Steeple Street, where everyone has a secret.... Ambitious young nurse Agnes Sheridan had a promising future ahead of her until a tragic mistake cost her the love and respect of everyone around her. Now she has come to Leeds for a fresh start as a trainee district nurse. But Agnes finds herself facing unexpected challenges as she is assigned to Quarry Hill, one of the city's most notorious slums.

  • Ambulance Girls | Deborah Burrows

    Ambulance Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Deborah Burrows
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    As death and destruction fall from the skies day after day in the London Blitz, Australian ambulance driver Lily Brennan confronts the horror with bravery, intelligence, common sense and humour. Although she must rely upon her colleagues to carry out her dangerous duties, Lily begins to suspect that someone at her ambulance station may be giving assistance to the enemy by disclosing secret information.

  • A Cornish Affair | Liz Fenwick

    A Cornish Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Liz Fenwick
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Running out on your wedding day never goes down well. When the pressure of her forthcoming marriage becomes too much, Jude bolts from the church, leaving a good man at the altar, her mother in a fury, and the guests with enough gossip to last a year. Guilty and ashamed, Jude flees to Pengarrock, a crumbling cliff-top mansion in Cornwall, where she takes a job cataloguing the Trevillion family's extensive library.

  • The Nightingale Nurses | Donna Douglas

    The Nightingale Nurses

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    It's the final year of training for three young nurses at The Nightingale Hospital. Helen is at a crossroads in her life as she battles with her domineering mother over both her love life and her future career. Dora can't stop loving Nick, who is married to her best friend, Ruby. Millie is anxious about her fiancé, sent to Spain to cover the Civil War, and things only get worse when she encounters a fortune teller who gives her a sinister warning.

  • A Nightingale Christmas Wish | Donna Douglas

    A Nightingale Christmas Wish

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    As Christmas 1938 approaches, the staff at the Nightingale Hospital have their own wishes for the festive season. Ward sister Frannie Wallace is hoping she won't have to live through another war like the one that claimed her fiance. Staff Nurse Helen Dawson wants to find happiness again after the death of her husband Charlie. But is she looking for love in the wrong place? Matron Kathleen Fox struggles to keep up morale.

  • Proud of You | Mary Wood

    Proud of You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mary Wood
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Alice, an upper-class Londoner, is recruited into the Special Operations Executive and sent to Paris, where she meets Gertrude, an ex-prostitute working for the Resistance Movement. Together they discover that they have a connection to the same man, Ralph D'Olivier, and vow to unravel the mystery of his death. After narrowly escaping capture by the Germans, Alice is lifted out of France and taken to a hospital for wounded officers,where she meets Lil, a working-class Northern girl working as a nurse.

  • Maid of Oaklands Manor: Oaklands Manor, Book 1 | Terri Nixon

    Maid of Oaklands Manor: Oaklands Manor, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terri Nixon
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    England, 1912, is a place of rigid rules. A chance meeting between scullery maid Lizzy Parker and heiress Evie Creswell is about to break them all.... Their meeting leads to more than an enduring friendship and a new job for Lizzy - it draws her into a world of privilege and intrigue and delivers her into the loving arms of a killer. Meeting the handsome but mysterious Jack Carlisle, Lizzy begins to fall for him despite rumours he had been involved in the death of Evie's father.

  • Mistress of Greyladies | Anna Jacobs

    Mistress of Greyladies

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    During WWI Greyladies is requisitioned by the government as a POW internment centre. Harriet is now a widow, as she has always known she would be with such a frail husband as Joseph, but now has a son and daughter to care for. The three of them go to live with Joseph's family when Greyladies is requisitioned. Harriet is worried that all her careful renovations will be destroyed and her search for other Latimer women has to be abandoned temporarily because of the war.

  • A Child Is Born | Donna Douglas

    A Child Is Born

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Christmas Eve, 1936. On a foggy December night, a pregnant woman walks out in front of a trolley bus and is knocked unconscious. She is rushed to the Nightingale hospital, and a healthy baby is delivered. But the mother claims to have lost her memory, and cannot believe that the child is hers. It seems that the Nightingale nurses may need to perform a Christmas miracle.

  • The Nightingale Girls | Donna Douglas

    The Nightingale Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Three very different girls sign up as trainee nurses at a big London teaching hospital in 1934. Dora leaves her overcrowded, squalid working-class home for a better life. But has she got what it takes to keep up with other, better-educated girls? And will her hated stepfather ever let her go? Helen is born for the job; her brother is a doctor, her all-powerful mother a hospital trustee. But will Helen's secret misery be her downfall? An aristocratic rebel, Millie's carefree attitude will find her up in front of Matron again and again. Will she ever care enough to make a nurse? Or will she go back to the glamorous life she was born to?

  • Staying at Daisy's | Jill Mansell

    Staying at Daisy's

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jill Mansell
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Staying at Daisy's from Sunday Times best-selling author Jill Mansell is essential reading if you love the novels of Cathy Kelly and Milly Johnson. Daisy MacLean runs the country house hotel owned by her flamboyant father, Hector. When she hears who's about to get married there, she isn't worried at all - her friend, Tara, absolutely promises there won't be any trouble between her and ex-boyfriend Dominic, whom she hasn't seen for years. But Dominic has other ideas....

  • Water Gypsies | Annie Murray

    Water Gypsies

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Annie Murray
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    It is 1942, and after a childhood of suffering in Birmingham, Maryann Bartholomew has built a life of happiness and safety with her husband, Joel, and their children, working the canals on his narrowboat, the Esther Jane. But the backbreaking work and constant childbearing take their toll on Maryann, and the tragic loss of her old friend, Nancy, followed by a further pregnancy lead her to a desperate act which nearly costs her her life.

  • The Spice Merchant's Wife | Charlotte Betts

    The Spice Merchant's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Charlotte Betts
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    1666. Newly married to a wealthy spice merchant, Kate Finche believes all her dreams of a happy family life are just around the corner until the Great Fire rages through London. She watches in horror as their livelihood goes up in flames, filling the air with the heady scents of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. As the city is devastated, Kate's husband, Robert is forced to seek employment to ensure their survival, but when he is found drowned, Kate refuses to believe that he has taken his own life.

  • Call Nurse Millie | Jean Fullerton

    Call Nurse Millie

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jean Fullerton
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    It's 1945 and, as the troops begin to return home, the inhabitants of London attempt to put their lives back together. For 25-year-old Millie, a qualified nurse and midwife, the jubilation at the end of the war is short-lived as she tends to the needs of the East End community around her. But while Millie witnesses tragedy and brutality in her job, she also finds strength and kindness. And when misfortune befalls her own family, it is the enduring spirit of the community that shows Millie that even the toughest of circumstances can be overcome.

  • A Nightingale Christmas Carol: Nightingale Girls, Book 8 | Donna Douglas

    A Nightingale Christmas Carol: Nightingale Girls, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    With her husband, Nick, away fighting, Dora struggles to keep the home fires burning but finds herself in a difficult position when she is put in charge of a ward of injured German POWs. Can she find it in her heart to care for her enemies? Fellow nurse Kitty faces a similar struggle looking after the men who killed her beloved brother. But her life becomes even more complicated when she falls for one of the prisoners. And Helen Denton returns from nursing in Europe with a secret. She has her own reasons for hating the Germans.

  • Nightingales Under the Mistletoe | Donna Douglas

    Nightingales Under the Mistletoe

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    It's Christmas 1941, and the nurses at the Nightingale are facing their toughest winter yet. With shortages everywhere and every news bulletin announcing more losses, the British people are weary and demoralised, and The Nightingale Hospital is suffering too. Millie is recently widowed and dealing with the demands of her family's estate. It's not long before her old world of the Nightingale begins to beckon, along with a long-lost love.... Jess is struggling with her move from East London to the countryside.

  • Glamour | Louise Bagshawe

    Glamour

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Louise Bagshawe
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Texan honey Sally Lassiter, English rose Jane Morgan, and Jordanian Helen Yanna meet at an exclusive girls' school and become best friends. They form a bond that will never be broken...Years later, the three girls are grown-up, co-founders and millionaire co-owners of the exclusive Glamour chain of stores. They are fabulously wealthy, instantly recognisable, adored, and revered. Or are they? The Glamour empire is on the verge of collapse and the three women are embroiled in a bitter feud.

  • A Hopscotch Summer | Annie Murray

    A Hopscotch Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Annie Murray
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Emma Brown is a happy-go-lucky child, content to work hard at school, and to play hopscotch with her friends on the pavement outside her house in the run-down Nechells area of Birmingham. As long as everything is all right at home with her Ma and Pa, her little sister Joyce and brother Sid, then life is good. But after Em's mother, Cynthia, has her baby she just doesn't seem to be able to cope.

  • The Ragged Heiress | Dilly Court

    The Ragged Heiress

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dilly Court
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    On a bitter winter's day, an unnamed girl lies dangerously ill in hospital. When two coarse, rough-speaking individuals come to claim her, she can remember nothing of the events that brought her to her present state, not even her name. According to the men, she is their young sister, Lucy. As her health improves and her memory gradually returns, she realises she's been kidnapped. But she has no means of escaping the hideous confines of the filthy basement room in which they have imprisoned her in.

  • Summer Half | Angela Thirkell

    Summer Half

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Angela Thirkell
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    A captivating comic novel from Angela Thirkell's much-loved 1930s Barsetshire series: trainee barrister Colin Keith makes an ill-advised foray into teaching at Southbridge School. To his parents' dismay, Colin Keith - out of the noble but misplaced sense of duty peculiar to high-minded young university graduates - chooses to quit his training for the Bar and take a teaching job at Southbridge School.

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