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A Workhouse Christmas

Narrated by: Annie Aldington
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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Discover the Workhouse to War trilogy by Kay Brellend: a new saga series set in the Whitechapel Union workhouse in East London, between 1904 and 1916.

Christmas Eve, 1909. When 11-year-old Lily Larkin is left to fend for herself in an East London workhouse after her dying mother is taken to an infirmary, her future looks bleak. Once she is separated from her twin brother, Davy, her childhood hopes seem to shatter. But Lily's fierce spirit - along with her beloved new friends - help her to endure the miserable drudgery of life at South Grove Workhouse and its cruel supervisor, Miss Fox.

When a handsome, smartly dressed gentleman shows up at the workhouse, claiming to be her cousin and with an offer of employment, Lily seizes her chance to escape. But her new job is far from perfect, and her reunion with her brother isn't what she thought it would be. Still, she relishes her freedom from the workhouse and, finding herself on the cusp of womanhood, is determined to embrace her new life - until a shocking secret from her past is uncovered. 

As everything she'd ever believed about herself is thrown into confusion, will Lily ever be able to rise above her past?

©2020 Kay Brellend (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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Great storytelling amazing subject

I loved it it was really brought to life it was like you were there

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Brilliant!

Absolutely loved this book! The story and the characters all came to life. They really made me feel like I was part of the story. Thank you Kay. I’d also like to thank the fantastic narrator Annie Aldington. Every book she reads gives a heart and soul to the characters. You couldn’t find a better narrator. Thank you Annie.