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  • The Angels of Lovely Lane

  • Lovely Lane, Book 1
  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

It is 1953, and five girls are arriving to start their training at St Angelus Hospital. Dana has escaped from her family farm in Ireland. Victoria is running away from an aristocratic background. Beth is an army brat and throws her lot in with bitchy Celia Forsyth, and Pammy has come from the wrong side of the tracks. When an unknown girl is admitted after a botched backstreet abortion, a tragedy begins to unfold which will rock the world of St Angelus to its foundations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely book

  • By Vic on 14-12-16

Well written and well read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-16

Loved this story and looking forward to the next instalment. Felt it was a bit too graphic at times though.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Shop Girl

  • By: Mary Portas
  • Narrated by: Mary Portas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Young Mary Newton, born into a large Irish family in a small Watford semi, is always getting into trouble. When she isn’t choking back fits of giggles at Holy Communion or eating Chappie dog food for a bet, she’s accidentally setting fire to the local school. Mary is a trouble magnet. And unlike her brothers, somehow she always gets caught.... Britain in the 1970s is a world where R. White's lemonade is drunk in secret, curry comes in a box marked "Vesta", and beanz meanz Heinz.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing but I will buy the next!

  • By P. M. Thomas on 08-05-15

Fabulous, when's the next instalment?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-16

Mary Portas' story is interesting and inspiring. Lots of laughter and a few tears shed, her passion is clear as her childhood and early career comes to life. I can't wait for the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful