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The Narrowboat Girl

Narrated by: Frances Barber
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Young Maryann Nelson is devastated at the loss of her beloved father. But worse is to come when her mother, Flo, sees an opportunity to better herself and her family in a marriage to the local undertaker, Norman Griffin. Though on the surface a caring family man, Norman is not at all what he seems, as Maryann and her sister, Sal, soon discover.

Unable to turn to their unsympathetic mother for support, the girls are left alone with their harrowing secret. But for Sal it is too much to bear.

The chance of a new life opens up for Maryann when she befriends Joel Bartholomew. Aboard his narrowboat, the Esther Jane, she finds herself falling in love with life on the canal as she is swept away from Birmingham and all her worries.

But then Joel's feelings for Maryann begin to change, awakening all the old nightmares that she had thought long buried, and in panic and confusion she takes flight.

The Narrowboat Girl is a testament to the overwhelming power of true love and its ability to overcome suffering.

© Annie Murray; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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A brummie tale for a brummie woman

Annie Murray knows how to bring old Birmingham to life. A great story told brilliantly