The Narrowboat Girl
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  • 1
    The Narrowboat Girl | Annie Murray

    The Narrowboat Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Annie Murray
    • Narrated By Annie Aldington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Maryann Nelson's widowed mother, Flo, sees the opportunity to better her family by marrying the local undertaker, Norman Griffin. Though on the surface a caring family man, Maryann and her sister, Sal, soon discover that he has another side to him. For Sal, it is too much to bear and she escapes, leaving Maryann to take revenge on Griffin. The chance of a new life opens up when she befriends Joel Batholomew, who works on the canal. Aboard his narrowboat, she finds herself falling in love with her new life.

    very upsetting but excellent writing

    i didnt like this, the content is disturbing and i felt soiled. However, the writing is brilliant.

    Reviewed on 17 March 2010 by Elaine (birmingham, west midlands, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Water Gypsies | Annie Murray

    Water Gypsies

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Annie Murray
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    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.

    Good read

    I loved this book narrater was good all anni Murray books do not dissapoint ti was hard to put down .

    Reviewed on 09 April 2016 by vanessa ()