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Summary

Warwickshire, 1840s: boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, Maryann is happy there - until her mother dies. Her family collapses, leaving Maryann exhausted, and Toby, the boy she is set on marrying, insists they wait.

Then Maryann is offered a position as nanny to the daughter of the mill owner, Wesley Marshall, who Maryann grows unexpectedly close to. But their relationship doesn’t go unnoticed, threatening to unleash a world of problems on them all....

©2014 Rosie Goodwin (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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predictable but so enjoyable

I was a huge Catherine Cookson fan when I was younger and this book just took me back to a simpler time when pandemics were something you learned in history class...honestly I could have wrote it as I knew almost everything that was going to happen but it didnt spoil it and I was sad when it ended..what did spoil it for me and will stop me buying another was the narrator ...her voice was childlike and i think she would be excellent at telling children's story

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Lovely story

Once again, a lovely story as are all of Rosie
Goodwin’s books. Shame about the irritation of the narrator stressing words in inappropriate places, as though she does not understand the use of punctuation.

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really lovely story

very moving story, I was gripped from the start couldn't put it down, a great book

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Love this read and reread xx

Love it can see the story as reading it in vivid minds pictures such a good story

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Good storyline

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If the book had been read by a different narrator. Charlie read the book las if it was a child's story book,. I have over a hundred audio books and this is the worst narration. I have given up and will request a refund.

What other book might you compare The Mill Girl to, and why?

Not sure I did not complete the book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Charlie Sanderson’s performances?

Most definitely not.

What character would you cut from The Mill Girl?

Non.

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Brilliant story

Narrator was not good like a child reading to you it became hard to listen to

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excellent

excellent I will be looking for more by this author. kept my interest throughout recommended

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lovely

Another lovely story by Rosie Goodwin. And narrated by one of my favourites Charlie Sanderson.

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great

love it one of the best book i ever heard in a long time good story

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brilliant

Couldn't stop listening to the book had to hear the whole story would recommend it to any one else to hear it

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Loved it!

A great read! The book was very engaging and I would love to hear more about the characters in a sequel.

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  • 04-11-15

Most enjoyable audio book.

I really enjoyed this book. It is set in the Englitsh Midlands in the 1800s when children and adults worked long hours in the mill or mine for. low wages. Fortunate to be part of a happy though poor family, Marianne 's strong character comes to the fore when an incident at the mill sets her on a path that will change her life. She is presented with many challenges as the story progresses and will need every ounce of courage she possesses. I absolutely loved the narration by Charie Sanderson. She has a real gift for storytelling and her ability to use regional accents is so good. She certainly did justice to Rosie Goodwin 's lovely book.