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Summary

The wonderfully nostalgic and heartwarming new novel from the Sunday Times top-ten best-selling author of The Beggar Maid.

Born out of wedlock when her mother was only fourteen, Lucy Pocket has spent all her life in the care of her disreputable but charming grandmother, Eva. They dodge from one poor lodging house to another, always in debt and resorting to theft in order to exist. Until her wealthy paternal grandfather buys her from Eva, determined to bring Lucy up to be a lady.

When her grandfather dies, his despicable nephew cheats Lucy out of her inheritance except for a run-down lodging house in Whitechapel, where she is forced to look after his three illegitimate children.

Jilted by her would-be fiancé, Lucy is determined to make a life for herself and the children and to search for her long-lost grandmother, creating the family for which she has always longed.

©2014 Dilly Court (P)2015 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks

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very enjoyable

really enjoyed the story didn't want it to end. would recommend this book. wished it didnt have to end.

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Absolutely loved it, story was one where you felt you were there. Could of gone on forever. Brilliant writer x

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Very enjoyable

Really good book. Enjoyed the story and it was well read. i didn't want it to end.

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My 10th book by Dilly Court

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. I love Dilly court and have never scored any book less than 5 stars. However, I found this disappointing by comparison. I found the Circus part of the story made it seem more like a childs fairy tale and struggled from that point on.

Would you ever listen to anything by Dilly Court again?

Yes

Did Willow Nash do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

No sorry a complete disappointment. I found her narration almost stilted in places and found her characters voices hard to distinguish. She failed to draw me in.

Was A Place Called Home worth the listening time?

If it is your first book by Dilly Court then maybe but I think it fails to compare with all her others I have listened to

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Beautifully written and read

Really enjoyed this book,
I didn't want it to end. I stayed up till 3.00am
this morning as I couldn't turn it off.

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fantastic to the end.

Narrator brilliant story Moorish brilliant story liine could not stop listening. need more like this

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A place called home

This is a lovely book interesting story another wonderful. Book by Dilly Court highly recommended

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great book

I love all here books oldy books great
cryed though a lot of it I read lot of heat books

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wonderful book

I loved the story couldn't put it down! narrater was excellent. highly recommend this book

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loved it

so many twists and turns in this well written tale, never a dull moment.

well narrated.