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The Bermondsey Bookshop

Narrated by: Anne Dover
Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

'Happiness had never been something she'd looked for. A quiet day with no insults or wallops, that was the best she could imagine.'

Set in 1920s London, this is the inspiring story of Kate Goss' struggle against poverty, hunger and cruel family secrets. 

Her mother died in a fall, her father has vanished without trace, and now her aunt and cousins treat her viciously. In a freezing, vermin-infested garret, factory girl Kate has only her own brave spirit and dreams of finding her father to keep her going. She has barely enough money to feed herself, or to pay the rent. The factory where she works begins to lay off people and it isn't long before she has fallen into the hands of the violent local money-lender. That is until an unexpected opportunity comes her way - a job cleaning a most unusual bookshop, where anyone, from factory workers to dockers, can learn to read and then buy books cheaply. A new world opens up, but with it come new dangers, too. 

Based on the true story of the Bermondsey Bookshop, this is the most inspiring and gripping novel Mary Gibson has yet written. 

©2020 Mary Gibson (P)2020 Head of Zeus

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The Bermondsey Bookshop

Another fantastic book by Mary. She really wrote a story that was full of drama...........some sad. But that twinkle of hope, love, and adventure was there for all to enjoy.
Anne Dover the narrator read the book to perfection. She always does. I could feel and truly believe each and every character.
I for one didn’t want the book to end. I truly wanted to listen to more.
Thank you Mary. You made 2020 of my listings too a very happy one.

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The Bermondsey book shop

Good story made for excellent listening by the wonderful narrator Anne Dover .. she is brilliant with every book that she narrates

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Bermondsey Bookshop

A true depiction of East end life in London in the past. The author clearly has a connection and personal experience of her topic. It’s well written, descriptive, realistic, honest and I couldn’t stop listening. Excellently narrated too! I loved listening to this story from beginning to end!

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both author and narator are brilliant

Such a fantastic book i cannot wait to listen to the next book that's published

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Wonderful

Such a captivating story and well narrated by Ann Dover she’s so good at it

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Good read<br />E<br />

It's been a good story characters were good too l pleased I chose this one