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Two for Three Farthings

By: Mary Jane Staples
Narrated by: Deryn Edwards
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Summary

Horace was 10, Ethel seven, when Jim Cooper, home from the trenches, minus an arm and just about managing on his own, found them huddled in a doorway on a wet night in Walworth. Slightly against his better judgement he took them in, fed them cocoa and put them to sleep in his bed. A few days later he found that - somehow - he had become the unofficial guardian of Horace and Ethel. It was him, the orphanage, or separation for the gutsy little pair who would have to be farmed out to anyone who would take them, and Jim felt a sudden affinity for the two cheeky cockney kids. The first thing he had to do was find fresh lodgings for them all.

Miss Rebecca Pilgrim was a woman of strict Victorian principles, eminently respectable, and determined to keep her privacy intact. She had reckoned without her new lodgers - Horace, Ethel and, above all, the irrepressible Jim Cooper. And thus began the humanising of Miss Pilgrim, who turned out to be younger, prettier and far gentler than any of them had suspected.

©2011 Mary Jane Staples (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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wholly enjoyable!

I really enjoyed listening and much preferred this narrator to the subsequent one in the Adams family series.

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I enjoyed this story but felt it was built on a false premise that 2 orphans could disappear into the family of a single man with no one demonstrating particular concern for their welfare

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‘Orris and Effel are a delight

I read this book years ago and loved it. Loved the audio book even more. Such a lovely story. The narrator was superb and brought the characters to life.

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very enjoyable

i loved listening to this book it was well narrated and very brilliantly written I was very invested in the wonderful characters

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Loved this book

Brilliant story. I chuckled all the way through, and the narration couldn't be better. Already looking for my next read.

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Delightful story!

Really didn't want it to end! Would be lovely if the story continued.
Loved the children's characters & their voices.

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Heartwarming story

Loved this story, brilliant writing and a lovely oration. So pleased Ethel and Orris gained a new mum andDad.

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Lovely heartwarming story

A great book with characters you want to know more about. A nice and gentle story.

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Lovely heartwarming story

As with all MJS books, a superb story that you never want to end. Delightful

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a lovely story

M.J.Staples is one talented author. I'm nearly halfway through the Adams family sagas which I'm hooked on. Having spotted these stand alone titles I was eager to give them a try and this was no disappointment at all. A lovely story with such likeable characters, it's just sad when they come to an end. There's only one title of the stand alone titles I couldn't get into up until now but having enjoyed this so much I shall probably give that other title a go once again. If you like the Adams family series you'll love this and be happy to part with a credit for it.

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