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    • The Girl with No Name

    • By: Diney Costeloe
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505

    Thirteen-year-old Lisa escapes from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport and arrives in England in August 1939. She can't speak a word of English, and among her meagre belongings is one precious photograph of her family. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war in full swing, what will become of Lisa now?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Girl with no name!

    • By Magic Maggie on 14-09-16

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Miss Mary's Daughter

    • By: Diney Costeloe
    • Narrated by: Deirdra Whelan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    After her mother's death, 20-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned, with only her erstwhile nursemaid and faithful friend, Hannah, for company. Penniless and with little chance of an income, she looks for work as a governess in London to avoid destitution. But unbeknownst to Sophie, her mother instructed Hannah to post a letter to Trescadinnick House in Cornwall upon her death. The letter will be the catalyst that changes Sophie's life forever as she learns of her mother's doomed romance and family she left behind in Cornwall.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't grip me

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Throwaway Children

    • By: Diney Costeloe
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 856
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 765
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 766

    Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage. It is not long before the powers that be decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them, without their family's consent or knowledge, are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful novel, beautifully narrated.

    • By Elizabeth on 28-02-17

    Regular price: £26.09

    • The Married Girls

    • By: Diney Costeloe
    • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    The war is over, but trouble is brewing.... Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, Charlotte Shepherd is happily married and now feels settled in her adopted home after arriving from Germany on the Kindertransport as a child during the war. Meanwhile, the squire's fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiancée in tow. Daphne is beautiful, charming...and harbouring secrets. After meeting during the war, Felix knows some of Daphne's past....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't finish it

    • By Lucy on 06-06-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The New Neighbours

    • By: Diney Costeloe
    • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Dartmouth Circle is quiet and exclusive - just the way its residents want it to stay, especially arch busybody Sheila Colby. When she hears that the house next door to her has been bought for a student and four friends to rent, she is incandescent. Nothing in this outwardly serene little cul-de-sac is quite as it seems - will the arrival of Madeleine 'Mad' Richmond and her friends bring seething tensions and dark secrets bubbling to the surface?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed so could not finish

    • By M. J. Kinvig on 27-04-19

    Regular price: £26.09