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When Daisy's family lose their croft on the Connemara coast, her Aunt Jane, housekeeper to Dr. and Mrs Venables, offers to take Daisy back to Liverpool. There she can be companion to the Venables' orphaned niece, Cynthia. Daisy is a tomboy, strong-willed and hot-tempered.

In Ireland, she was seldom in school but often in trouble. Now she tells herself that she must conform. She begins to work hard in school and life in Liverpool gradually becomes easier to bear. Although Daisy means to follow her friend Jake to university, war intervenes and she starts work at a munitions factory, falling in love for the very first time...

©2008 Katie Flynn (P)2008 Soundings

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super katie flynn

another super book by katie flynn and well read by anne dover but a big thank you for making it available & avordable. my wife who is blind thanks you

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Took ages to finish

After being in hospital it took me ages to finish but glad I persevered as it was well worth all the rewinds as I recovered from major surgery and ot was a really good read and as I was not in my home city my go to when I was lonely

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Sad but brilliant

Brillant Kate Flynn is a good Novelist I love Ann Dover Five stars for t