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Doctor of the High Fells Audiobook

Doctor of the High Fells

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Miss Appleby's Academy comes a gritty saga perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Maggie Hope and Nadine Dorries.

Prue's heart beat hard - she had heard of the low seams of the mines of Northwest Durham, and she had always had a fear of being enclosed. This was her job, she told herself; this was what she had wanted. She must do it. So she picked up her bag and followed them to the cage which carried the miners belowground, praying that the man did not die, that she need not produce some miracle....

Determined to practise as a doctor, Prue escapes a loveless marriage to journey far from home and join a surgery in Tow Law. But she soon finds that long hours and limited resources are only the beginning - gaining the townspeople's trust will be her greatest challenge of all.

From the best-selling author of Miss Appleby's Academy comes the story of Prue Stanhope, young woman doctor to the miners of Tow Law, County Durham.

©2015 Elizabeth Gill (P)2015 WF Howes Ltd

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    Just finished listening to this lovely novel and thoroughly enjoyed both the story and the narration. I did find the tale a little 'chocolate boxy' in that it seemed like the perfect village, even the mine owner was a good guy who treated his workers well, the police didn't prosecute for murder unnecessarily and everything worked out well in the end for all concerned.

    I'm always a little wary when life is so well organised but goodness knows we all need a bit of sunshine in our lives from time to time and it's great to finish a book with a smile on your face. Well worth a credit particularly if you have an interest in the history of social medicine in Britain.

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    What did you like most about Doctor of the High Fells?

    A story that held me from start to finish


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character, Prudence, such a strong woman.


    Have you listened to any of Anne Dover’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Anne has a wonderful range of character voices and so easy to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was hard to stop listening to. I felt sad when it ended.


    Any additional comments?

    This has been one of the best audible books I have listened to. Elizabeth Gill is a wonderful story teller. The book came to life with Anne Dover's smooth and confident narration.

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