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Once upon a time you could walk from France to England over the land mass known as Doggerland.

Now refugees risk their lives smuggled in by lorry and small boats. Carly works in an isolated petrol station on the outskirts of a small town near the Kent coast where she grew up. Dreaming of her own escape, she is haunted by uneasy dreams of other times and a terrible crime.

One day she meets a mysterious Turkish woman also looking to leave and, entranced by her, their journey begins.

A mix of magical realism and a portrait of contemporary Britain, this is directed by Guy Jones.

©2019 Joe White, Eno Mfon, Ross Willis, Rebecca Boey (P)2019 Audible, Ltd.

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Half an hour well spent!

A bloody brilliant piece of writing. I sat listening, not wanting it to end. Definitely need to hear more of this story and more from Joe White. Emotional, funny and real. So impressed with this pilot! Will be sharing it with all my family and friends!

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Refreshing , original writing

A very engaging, sensitive take on a very serious subject, written with empathy and humour. I’d love to read more from this writer.

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Brilliant!

Both funny and sad, I want to know what, happens next! Great characters and story, loved it

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State of Britain threnody

What Jo White does is reflect a Britain smarting and hurting under the stresses of contemporary living: Brexit, the loss of meaningful employment, the march of globalisation. We see life through the young employees of a petrol station coping with the loss of parents and unable to see a future.I hear this in a week when dozens of people have been found dead in a trailer. Its a grim listen but this writer is able to locate his bleak dramas in a context of real people whose priority is treating other people compassionately. The final flourish is just a bit drastic and not entirely convincing: disaster by pasty oven and running away to an unknown future, but the 3 evacuees on the way to who knows where are united by love and loss. i wish them well.

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Great characters gripping story, sad but funny too

Loved the story, really enjoyed the characters. Sad stuff but also makes you smile because even the annoying people are funny. Liked the 35-minute length as I can listen to a whole episode while on the bus to work. More episodes, please.

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Doggerland - More Please!

Definitely left me wanting to find out what happens next. Loved the laugh-out-loud moments that genuinely made me guffaw in the car on the way to work - expertly woven in to the more serious tones. More please!