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Summary

Dympna Byrne lives a simple life with her family on the Connemara coast. She adores her father Micheál, and does her best to help her family by working hard and expecting little. 

But beneath the surface there are hidden secrets. Dympna’s mother idolises her clever eldest son, yet her attitude to Dympna is puzzling. So when her family find themselves in desperate need of money, it is Dympna who crosses the water to Liverpool to seek a better life. 

Immersed in the bustling streets of Liverpool, Dympna’s circumstances begin to improve. But it is a chance encounter with orphaned, half-starved Jimmy Ruddock that sets her on an extraordinary path she never could have predicted....

©1999 Katie Flynn (P)2019 Soundings

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Good story with a touch of Irish magic. Narrated very well which brought the tale to life

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Once again a great story written by Katie Flynn I really enjoyed it and would recommend to other audio listeners.
Narrated very well by Anne Dover.

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Super.. SUPER.

everything was super,really good, The narrator was brilliant,made you feel as though you were part of the story.I was sorry when it ended.

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No silver spoon

Again ann dover told an excellent story really enjoy her reading and the tones shes users absortuly brillant

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Excellent narration.

Ann Dover's execution of the different accents, i.e. Irish and liverpoolian are excellent. Very good.

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  • 24-06-20

what a grand story

this is the first time reading from this author and it will not be my last well written story well developed characters real life's struggles, love Dympna and Jimmy story Dympna mom is not a likable person her dad is a sweetheart this book is very good my only wish would be a epilogue