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Summary

It's 1884, and 14-year-old Sunday Small has been in the Nuneaton workhouse since she was abandoned at birth. The regime is cruel, and if it were not for her dear little friend Daisy, Sunday's life would barely be worth living. And now she's attracted the unwelcome attention of the seedy workhouse master, who will stop at nothing to get her alone. It's time for Sunday to strike out alone in the world, but the brutal world of the workhouse will not let her go without a fight....

©2017 Rosie Goodwin (P)2017 W F Howes Ltd

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Amazing and heartwarming.

This was a wonderful story, it is the first book I have ever read by this author, however after reading this I will be reading more without a doubt. The story although really sad in parts was really uplifting, although I knew some of what was going to come out during the story from the start it did not take away my enjoyment of the book in anyway. Sunday was a lovely character and very well developed, she had really good spirit no matter what was thrown at her and was very strong willed. There were some very emotional scenes in the book but the one that probably tour at my heart the most was when Lavinia spoke to baby Steven while trying to help him fight for his life. A fantastic author who I would highly recommend. The book was based in the midlands, Charlie Sanderson did a very good job with the accents and as she was quite young sounding and the main character was a young girl I thought she was the write choice of reader for this book. Looking forward to getting more by this author in the future.

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Mothering Sunday

This was a great story I found it hard to take a break. Truly lost myself in the story.

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A most enjoyable audio book.

A s usual Rosie Goodwin doesn't disappoint. The narration by Charlie Sanderson was really enjoyable.

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Another lovely story

Really enjoyed this book. Lovely story. narrator is brilliant. Read with true feeling and you could really get into the story with the different voices of all the characters. Thank you.

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A truly heart warming listen

Despite the story being a little predictable in places, this was a huge joy to listen to. The narration was first class, I will be finding more books narrated by her. Highly recommended escapism.

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Enjoyed!

I have really enjoyed this audio book, it isn't the usual type of book I'd go for but the workhouse storyline interested me. The narrator was perfect for the job.

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One of the best

What a lovely story. Can’t wait to read the next. This one made me cry at the end but with tears of happiness. I love a happy ending. X

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Mothering Sunday by Rosie Goodwin

This story has the feel good factor, like all Rosie's books so well looked into with all the facts of the period. If you are looking for a good listen or read you certainly can't go wrong with her books and the narrator has a beautiful voice that compliments the story. I would highly recommend this boo

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loads of different emotions

Absouletly brilliant book, some hard reading with tough subjects but SO worth it. Narration really good too.

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Outstanding

one of the best books I've listened to in a while just wish it wouldn't end