Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom
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  • The Forgotten Family

  • By: Beryl Matthews
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Queenie Bonner is only two when she is taken from her large family in the slums to a big house in the country. Frightened and confused, she yearns for her nine brothers and sisters, especially her favourite brother, Harry. Albert and Mary Warrender rename her Eleanor, bringing her up as their own, and as time passes, Ellie forgets about her other family.

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  • Forgotten Family

  • By Mouse2560 on 03-12-16

The Forgotten Family by Beryl Matthews

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-08

A fairly predictable plot. An uncomplicated writing style. A single story that unfolds chronologically; no intertwining of plots so very easy to follow. It must be difficult to perfect a child's voice when reading so I wouldn't criticise this reader's interpretation! Some glimpses of the blindingly obvious such as '3 of her siblings were girls; the rest were boys' ........ well what else would they be? But I enjoyed this effortless listen as I travelled to work on the bus and did jobs around the house and garden and will read more by Beryl Mattthews.

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