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Summary

One wild night in the 1930s, midwife Patty Peel is called to attend a birth on the opposite side of Liverpool. She pedals off into the storm and delivers a baby girl in a filthy slum dwelling, just as the mother dies. The drunk and violent father tells Patty to get rid of it so she takes the child away, meaning to deliver it to the nearest orphanage. However, Patty spent her entire childhood in an institution, except for the frequent occasions when she ran away, and cannot bear to hand the baby over. But she has few friends and despises all the men around her, so how can she hope to bring up the baby alone?

©2002 Katie Flynn (P)2003 Soundings

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Heart warming story

Loved it. Realistically portrays life as it was during this time period. Read well too.

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A good allrounder

I wasn't sure I would like the double time frame but glad I stuck in

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Beautifully narrated

Of all the books I've listened to, this one was without a doubt the best narration. A lovely story and a joy to listen to.

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Very enjoyable

I love this writer and reader . Pleasant easy listening . Readers of books of this kind can mostly work out the ending but it doesn’t detract from the enjoyment.

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Irene Derbyshire

I have really enjoyed this audio book lovely story.
I would recommend it to all listeners of Katie Flynn books.
Good narration given by Anne Dover.Thank you.