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  • A Shilling for a Wife | Emma Hornby

    A Shilling for a Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Emma Hornby
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Shilling for a Wife by Emma Hornby, read by Penelope Freeman. A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally's prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches.

    wendy says: "excellent read strong story lines"
  • District Nurse on Call | Donna Douglas

    District Nurse on Call

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    West Yorkshire, 1926. After completing her training in Steeple Street, Agnes is looking forward to making her mark as the village's first district nurse, confident she can make a difference in the locals' lives. But when she arrives, she's treated with suspicion, labelled just another servant of the wealthy mine owners. The locals would much rather place their trust in the resident healer, Nella Black.

    Amazon Customer says: "loved it! couldn't stop listening"
  • Proud of You | Mary Wood

    Proud of You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mary Wood
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Alice, an upper-class Londoner, is recruited into the Special Operations Executive and sent to Paris, where she meets Gertrude, an ex-prostitute working for the Resistance Movement. Together they discover that they have a connection to the same man, Ralph D'Olivier, and vow to unravel the mystery of his death. After narrowly escaping capture by the Germans, Alice is lifted out of France and taken to a hospital for wounded officers,where she meets Lil, a working-class Northern girl working as a nurse.

  • The Nightingale Girls | Donna Douglas

    The Nightingale Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Three very different girls sign up as trainee nurses at a big London teaching hospital in 1934. Dora leaves her overcrowded, squalid working-class home for a better life. But has she got what it takes to keep up with other, better-educated girls? And will her hated stepfather ever let her go? Helen is born for the job; her brother is a doctor, her all-powerful mother a hospital trustee. But will Helen’s secret misery be her downfall? An aristocratic rebel, Millie’s carefree attitude will find her up in front of Matron again and again. Will she ever care enough to make a nurse? Or will she go back to the glamorous life she was born to?

    Enquiring Mind says: "What a surprise!"
  • Nadia Knows Best | Jill Mansell

    Nadia Knows Best

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jill Mansell
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Nadia Knows Best is a romance from the Sunday Times best-selling Jill Mansell, whose titles are must-listens for fans of Cathy Kelly and Lucy Diamond.

    When Nadia Kinsella meets Jay Tiernan and the weather traps them in a remote Cotswold pub, she's tempted. Of course she is. But Nadia's already met the one. She and Laurie have been together for years - they're practically childhood sweethearts, and she still gets butterflies in her stomach at the sight of him.

    stimpson says: "Great book"
  • A Loving Family | Dilly Court

    A Loving Family

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Dilly Court
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    She longed to be reunited with her family. The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Workhouse Girl. Eleven-year-old Stella Barry is forced into service when her family find themselves living hand-to-mouth.Leaving her mother and younger brother and sister behind, Stella goes to a big country house outside London. When she returns home one Sunday, she discovers they have disappeared.

    L says: "Delightful listen!"
  • The Nightingale Nurses | Donna Douglas

    The Nightingale Nurses

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    It's the final year of training for three young nurses at The Nightingale Hospital. Helen is at a crossroads in her life as she battles with her domineering mother over both her love life and her future career. Dora can't stop loving Nick, who is married to her best friend, Ruby. Millie is anxious about her fiancé, sent to Spain to cover the Civil War, and things only get worse when she encounters a fortune teller who gives her a sinister warning.

    Petra 🤗📚📓🖋📮 says: "a totally wonderful listen.."
  • Solo | Jill Mansell

    Solo

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jill Mansell
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Solo is a delightful romantic novel from best-selling author Jill Mansell, not to be missed by readers of Lucy Diamond and Cathy Kelly. Mad about a man who's dangerous to know? Surely it's better to go solo.... When Tessa Duvall, a struggling artist, reluctantly agreed to accompany her best friend, Holly, to a party at the elegant Charrington Grange Hotel, she had every intention of sneaking off early.

    angie gaskin says: "great story"
  • While We're Apart | Ellie Dean

    While We're Apart

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellie Dean
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    The compelling new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Some Lucky Day. It is1942, and England is at war. Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said good-bye to her childhood sweetheart, Jack, when she learns her house has taken a direct hit during a tip-and-run raid. With both her parents dead and her home destroyed, a distraught Mary moves in with Jack’s parents.

    cj says: "Rubbish ending"
  • Ambulance Girls | Deborah Burrows

    Ambulance Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Deborah Burrows
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    As death and destruction fall from the skies day after day in the London Blitz, Australian ambulance driver Lily Brennan confronts the horror with bravery, intelligence, common sense and humour. Although she must rely upon her colleagues to carry out her dangerous duties, Lily begins to suspect that someone at her ambulance station may be giving assistance to the enemy by disclosing secret information.

    Elizabeth says: "Captivating"
  • Nightingales Under the Mistletoe | Donna Douglas

    Nightingales Under the Mistletoe

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    It's Christmas 1941, and the nurses at the Nightingale are facing their toughest winter yet. With shortages everywhere and every news bulletin announcing more losses, the British people are weary and demoralised, and The Nightingale Hospital is suffering too. Millie is recently widowed and dealing with the demands of her family's estate. It's not long before her old world of the Nightingale begins to beckon, along with a long-lost love.... Jess is struggling with her move from East London to the countryside.

  • Nightingales at War | Donna Douglas

    Nightingales at War

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    As the war takes its toll, the Nightingale nurses must do their bit for king and country... Dora is the devoted mother of twin babies, but, determined to help the war effort, she goes back to work at the Nightingale Hospital. More used to nights out in the West End, Jennifer and Cissy volunteer in the hope of tending to handsome soldiers. They soon find out that nursing isn’t quite what they were expecting.

    great game. was so engrossed. awesome says: "Nightengales at war"
  • The Downstairs Maid | Rosie Clarke

    The Downstairs Maid

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Rosie Clarke
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    She is a servant girl... When her father becomes ill, Emily Carter finds herself sent into service at Priorsfield Manor in order to provide the family with an income. He will be the Lord of the Manor... Emily strikes up an unlikely friendship with the daughters of the house, as well as Nicolas, son of the Earl. But as the threat of war comes ever closer, she becomes even more aware of the vast differences between upstairs and downstairs, servant and master...If you like Downton Abbey you’ll love this!

    Alison says: "A brilliant read from start to finish."
  • Staying at Daisy's | Jill Mansell

    Staying at Daisy's

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jill Mansell
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Staying at Daisy's from Sunday Times best-selling author Jill Mansell is essential reading if you love the novels of Cathy Kelly and Milly Johnson. Daisy MacLean runs the country house hotel owned by her flamboyant father, Hector. When she hears who's about to get married there, she isn't worried at all - her friend, Tara, absolutely promises there won't be any trouble between her and ex-boyfriend Dominic, whom she hasn't seen for years. But Dominic has other ideas....

    Kat Taylor says: "talented narrator"
  • The Nurses of Steeple Street | Donna Douglas

    The Nurses of Steeple Street

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Welcome to the district nurses' home on Steeple Street, where everyone has a secret.... Ambitious young nurse Agnes Sheridan had a promising future ahead of her until a tragic mistake cost her the love and respect of everyone around her. Now she has come to Leeds for a fresh start as a trainee district nurse. But Agnes finds herself facing unexpected challenges as she is assigned to Quarry Hill, one of the city's most notorious slums.

    SUEDENIE says: "District nursing between 2 World Wars"
  • Nightingales on Call | Donna Douglas

    Nightingales on Call

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Dora and her old enemy Lucy are paired up on the children's ward for the final three months of their training. The two nurses couldn't seem more different, but they may have more in common than they think, as each hides a secret heartache. And there are new faces. Jess is the feisty eldest daughter of a notorious East End family and determined to prove herself as a ward maid. New trainee nurse Effie can't wait to escape her small Irish village, and make her way as a nurse in London.

    Adele says: "Great story & excellent narration"
  • A Hopscotch Summer | Annie Murray

    A Hopscotch Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Annie Murray
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Emma Brown is a happy-go-lucky child, content to work hard at school, and to play hopscotch with her friends on the pavement outside her house in the run-down Nechells area of Birmingham. As long as everything is all right at home with her Ma and Pa, her little sister Joyce and brother Sid, then life is good. But after Em's mother, Cynthia, has her baby she just doesn't seem to be able to cope.

    Sue says: "easy listen"
  • A Child Is Born | Donna Douglas

    A Child Is Born

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Christmas Eve, 1936. On a foggy December night, a pregnant woman walks out in front of a trolley bus and is knocked unconscious. She is rushed to the Nightingale hospital, and a healthy baby is delivered. But the mother claims to have lost her memory, and cannot believe that the child is hers. It seems that the Nightingale nurses may need to perform a Christmas miracle.

    Adele says: "Short but sweet"
  • A Nightingale Christmas Carol: Nightingale Girls, Book 8 | Donna Douglas

    A Nightingale Christmas Carol: Nightingale Girls, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    With her husband, Nick, away fighting, Dora struggles to keep the home fires burning but finds herself in a difficult position when she is put in charge of a ward of injured German POWs. Can she find it in her heart to care for her enemies? Fellow nurse Kitty faces a similar struggle looking after the men who killed her beloved brother. But her life becomes even more complicated when she falls for one of the prisoners. And Helen Denton returns from nursing in Europe with a secret. She has her own reasons for hating the Germans.

    Adele says: "Another Donna Douglas gem"
  • Passion | Louise Bagshawe

    Passion

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Louise Bagshawe
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Orphan William Hyde and professor's daughter Melissa Elmet fell passionately in love as teenagers at Oxford. But, after her family intervenes, their secret marriage is annulled. Heartbroken, Melissa retreats into her shell, now a shy academic. Will, on the other hand, joins MI6 - then becomes a millionaire in New York, with a model girlfriend and only dark memories of the young woman who broke his heart.

    Jill Besterman says: "Very exciting"
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