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Darkest Before Dawn

Narrated by: Anne Dover
Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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When the Todds move into a flat on the Scotland Road, they are strangers to city life: their previous home was a canal barge. Harry gets a job as warehouse manager and his wife, Martha, works in a grocer’s shop whilst Seraphina trains as a teacher, Angela works in Bunney’s Department Store and young Evie starts at regular school. Then circumstances change, and Seraphina takes a job in Lyon’s Corner House. Customers vie for her favours, including an old friend, Toby. When war is declared, the older girls join up, leaving Evie and Martha to cope with rationing and the terrible raids on Liverpool. Meanwhile, Toby is a Japanese POW, working on the Burma railway and dreaming of Seraphina.... 

©2005 Katie Flynn (P)2005 Soundings

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This book took me ages to read as I kept falling asleep listenimg to it but glad I persevered