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The Beggar Maid

Narrated by: Annie Aldington
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

The wonderfully nostalgic, vivid and compelling new novel from the Sunday Times top-five best-selling author of A Loving Family.

From the age of eight, 16-year-old Charity Crosse has been living rough with her grandfather and begging on the streets. When her grandfather passes away, Charity is helped by a kindly doctor who introduces her to bookseller Jethro Dawkins.

Jethro takes Charity in to help in his bookshop and keep house in their one room behind the shop. Charity sleeps under the counter and is not well treated, but Jethro instills in her the love of books that began when her grandmother taught her to read. And she starts to hope for a better future for herself.

But Jethro dies unexpectedly, and Charity is faced with eviction when the rent is raised by the unscrupulous landlord. Must Charity give up her dream of running the bookshop herself, and, worse, be forced to return to the streets...?

©2014 Dilly Court (P)2015 Magna Story Sound, Random House Audiobooks

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Begged maid

A tale you could not put down gripping storey very well told a must for anyone

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Bought Victorian London to life

Loved it and was drawn in to the characters from the very beginning.
my second book by Dilly Court love her as an author and am already searching her for my next book

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Easy listening.

Another hit from Dilly Court. Engaging, interesting and beautifully narrated. I shall be disappointed once I have exhausted all of Dilly, 's novels.

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Excellent read

love the narrator and the writer truly appreciate your hard work and dedication of writing

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Gentle read.

Enjoyed a sunny day sitting in the garden and listening to this gentle ea
little book. Will definitely be reading more from this author.

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Love this book

Excellent book, I didn't want it to finish. Now waiting for the next new book to be released

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The Beggar Maid

Dilly Court has excelled herself again in this tale of country life versus riches. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to read another of her books