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The Boy with the Latch Key

Halfpenny Orphans, Book 4
Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
Series: Children's Home, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

Heartache and hardship in London's East End, from the best-selling author of The Orphans of Halfpenny Street.

It's the 1950s, and the orphans of Halfpenny Street have found a new home in the Essex countryside at Halfpenny House. Meanwhile, back among the slum clearances of Bethnal Green, St Saviour's has now been partially given over to a home for disturbed girls, though it still serves as a reception centre for local children who are in desperate need.

Amongst these are Archie and his sister, June. They've been 'latch key' kids, fending for themselves while their caring but harassed and careworn mum tries to make ends meet. Now she's been accused of theft, and prison seems inescapable. Archie has no intention of letting his mum go down. He knows she's innocent and will do anything to prove it. But can he help his mum before adoption, and the authorities, take him and June away forever?

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This is the true I started as Ruth is all trouble by Lord Jesus when I was

13 so pasted this to face please some in that stops around but about might this looks how people on the streets

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Excellent

I really enjoy these books, looking forward to starting the next one, 😊
Also enjoy the narrator

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Really good story

Enjoyable book. Really good story and read well. Will look for more by this author.

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enjoyable read and very touching

loved it and the noratter was very good listening to this bought tears to my eyes

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Another fab book

This was a really nice book so glad I was told about audiable it has made such a difference to me reading

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  • Juana Dement
  • 03-03-19

Excellent story and performance.

Cathy Sharp and Antonia Beamish are perfectly suited to bring the characters in this book to life.