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Summary

On the eve of war, can she and her family pull through?

The Adams family were poor, cheerful and, above all, respectable.

There was Mrs Adams, a widow having lost her husband in the Boer War; Boots, the bright one; Tommy, the quiet one; Sammy, a wheeler dealer in the making; and Lizzy. Lizzy was a real pearl - one of the prettiest girls in Walworth.

Then Lizzy falls in love it is 1914. War is coming, and everyone is going to be affected. Will the Adams family - gutsy, tough and cheeky - pull through?

Down Lambeth Way is the first in Mary Jane Staples' Adams Family series. Their story continues in Our Emily.

©2011 Mary Jane Staples (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Absolutely fabulous...

I cannot rate this book high enough, if I could give it 100 stars I would, story is fabulous and real..it feels totally innocent in a very, very sad and demanding era, war!! The narrator is one of the best I have ever listened to, and has the London accent exact, which is rare..loved every single part of it, and have now bought the second in series. I am blown away.

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BRILLIANT. First time reading a Mary Jane Staples

From start to finish this book entertained me , great story line, very humourous in parts . Narrator was so good . Really enjoy this book. Looking forward to book 2 .

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What a find../

Mary Jane Staples what a find . I’ve never head of this author until recently. Now enjoying many of her books . Both the Adams series
And the one off stories ….Out of the past with values long forgotten.
Very funny and many real gems please find out for yourselves

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Found l was laughing so much first time I have read her books and will be looking for next one and be reading it again it made such a change

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awesome

I loved this audio book. First one I have heard from this author.
Once again Annie Aldington narrated in her usual fantastic way.