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The Liverpool Matchgirl

Narrated by: Julie Maisey
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

The Liverpool Matchgirl is a nostalgic and poignant saga of Liverpool in the years before the First World War from best-selling author Lyn Andrews, not to be missed by fans of Donna Douglas and Dilly Court.

Liverpool, 1901. The Tempest family is all but destitute, barely able to put food on the table. When Florrie falls ill with pneumonia and Arthur is imprisoned after a drunken fight, their 13-year-old daughter, Lizzie, finds herself parentless, desperate and alone.

Despite her young age, Lizzie has spirit and determination, and she knows that she must find work to keep herself off the streets. In a stroke of luck, she gets a job in the match factory, and foreman George Rutherford takes her under his wing. A new home with the Rutherfords promises a safe haven, but the years ahead will be far from trouble-free. And when Lizzie gives her heart, how can she be sure she has chosen a better man than her own father?

©2018 Lyn Andrews (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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  • 11-12-19

An enjoyable first Audio

Enjoyed the different voices used for each character. Predictable plot although, the story left me wishing it would continue when I reached the end.

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lovely

living in poverty a young girls mum becomes ill and the daughter goes in search of her drunken father at all the pubs to get money for a doctor to see her mum, a gentleman asks the girl what is wrong and when he hears her story he gives the girl the money so a doctor can visit the home.
later the girls and gentleman meet again by coincidence.

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The Liverpool matchgirl

Absolutely brilliant! A cosy armchair book that I didn’t want to end. Julie Maisey is one amazing narrators.

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fantastic read

I absolutely loved this book a could not put down , another great book by Lyn Andrews and spoken very well by julie maisey.