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Summary

Noleen Delaney is one of an army of night cleaners at St Angelus hospital in Liverpool. Since her husband was injured in the war, she has supported her five children and the family; she just about gets by.

When Finn, her youngest, passes the 11-plus exam, Noleen feels faint. Allowing Finn to attend the grammar will stretch her purse too far. As the nurses of Lovely Lane near their final exams, Noleen will find herself tested and her heart broken. Just how far can a mother's love stretch?

©2017 Nadine Dorries (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"As heart-warming as it is heart-breaking, this novel is unputdownable." ( Sunday Express)
"Dorries knows what people want." ( The Mail on Sunday)

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  • Rachel
  • Birmingham uk
  • 28-09-17

As good as the first two books.

Loved this book!
Sad it's finished!
The narrator was great!
I would recommend all three books.
I got to love all the characters.
The social history side of the story made me think how lucky we are today.
The story did have me in tears more than once.

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great!!

loved all 3 books the ending of the last one hated it!!! could have been better

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fantastic

Absolutely loved the 3rd book. so easy to follow from the others , Just Brilliant.

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  • richard
  • gainsborough, United Kingdom
  • 06-08-17

The Mothers of Lovely Lane

It's a really good story and another great book from Nadine Dorries .. It made me laugh and smile through the book and I didn't want it to come to the end .. can't wait to hear more about the nurses from lovely lane
From Sue M

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the mothers who held their families together..

What did you like most about The Mothers of Lovely Lane?

I loved how the author not only showed us the lives of the nurses of this brilliant series but we also get introduced to those mothers who went to work night after night, cleaning the hospital when everyone slept.

What did you like best about this story?

There was danger from those who fought against the law, but it took the bravery of a fourteen-year-old who stood up against the evil that tried to take over Liverpool through fear and so much more.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I would not like to describe a scene as I do not want to ruin the storyline for other readers but there is one near the end when ghosts from the past are finally laid to rest.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the whole book moved me as it was full of wonderful writing and excellent narration from the narrator Georgia Maguire.

Any additional comments?

simply a book which contained so many emotions and so much more simply highly recommended.

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  • L Hayes
  • Carmarthen, Wales
  • 24-07-17

A Fantastic Follow Up

In this third instalment of the series, Nadine Dorries expands further on the lives and loves of the four Nurses. Also, as before, she explores the support, togetherness and resilience of the community.
Once again very well narrated by Georgia Maguire. I love this series - it begs for a fourth edition to the story.

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As good as ever

Love these books. Could keep on listening and feel lost when they end. Narration is brilliant-well done Georgia McGuire. Can't wait for the next one.

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Social history bonanza

I started training as a nurse in the late sixties just after the era of this story and really enjoyed the memories that came flooding back.

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a low key story

A well narrated low key story describing life in another time, for a small group of neighbours and co workers.

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Great book

Found it a lovely story for my first Audiobook more the same next time please.