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    • The Brooklands Girls

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    It is the early 1920s, and the Maitland family are still coming to terms with the aftermath of the Great War. After her brave work as an ambulance driver and nurse close to the Front, Pips is restless and without purpose. Determined to enjoy life after the years of misery, and to help her forget a broken love affair, she seeks excitement in the London parties and balls of the Roaring '20s. No family or community escaped the ravages of this war, and Pips knows her own has its share of troubles.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful

    • By Bridget Jones on 07-05-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Poppy Girls

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Thwarted in her desire to become a doctor like her brother, Robert, Pips Maitland rebels against her mother's wishes that she settle down and raise children. However, when Robert brings home a friend from medical school, Giles Kendall, it seems perhaps Pips might fall in love with an acceptable suitor after all. But the year is 1914, and the future is uncertain. Hearing that her father's friend, Dr John Hazelwood, is forming a flying ambulance corps to take to the front lines, Pips is determined to become one of its nurses and asks Alice Dawson, her maid, to go with her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and poignant story

    • By Jane Bryder on 22-11-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Twisted Strands

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    It is 1914, and Eveleen Hardcastle, now in in her early thirties, has married Richard. As the First World War breaks out, Eveleen, a sophisticated young woman, is left to manage the factory while Richard goes off to fight for his country. Eveleen's mother Mary has found happiness at last in her marriage to Josh. Her young granddaughter, Bridie, still lives at home, and is beautiful, but has a spirited, strong will which her grandmother finds hard to control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping story

    • By Hazel Kenny on 07-02-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Plough the Furrow

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Lincolnshire, 1910. Shunned by her own family, desperate for work and a place to stay, Esther Everatt walks through the night to Sam Brumby's farm, seeking the chance to earn her keep. Reluctantly, the old man takes her on. But her peace and security are cruelly shattered when old Sam dies. As a woman she has no right to inherit the lease on the farm.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointment

    • By Ladylinx on 22-07-12

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Buffer Girls

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    It's 1919 in Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire. The Ryan family are adjusting to life in the aftermath of the First World War. Walter has returned home a broken man, and so it falls to his son, Josh, and daughter, Emily, to do their best to keep their family business as the village candle makers going. Josh and Emily are great friends with Thomas 'Trip' Trippet, whose father owns a cutlery manufacturing company in Sheffield, and Amy Clark, daughter of the local blacksmith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Red Sky in the Morning

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    A young girl stands alone in the cobbled market place of a small Lincolnshire town, bedraggled, soaked through and very afraid. Who is she? Where has she come from and from whom is she running away? No one knows or cares. Only kindly farmer, Eddie Appleyard, recognises something in the girl that touches his heart. In a drunken haze and scarcely realising what he is doing, Eddie takes her home even though his wife is a tyrant, who will believe the worst.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and far to addictive!

    • By Christine Covey on 08-04-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Forgive and Forget

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    Polly Longden's china-doll looks belie a strong and fiery personality. When typhoid strikes her home city of Lincoln, she needs every ounce of that strength in order to cope. With the death of her mother, thirteen-year-old Polly has to give up her ambition of becoming a teacher to care for her family. When their father, too, falls victim to the typhoid, his only hope is to go to hospital, leaving Polly to cope alone. Thankfully she has the support of her neighbours: Bertha Halliday and her son, Leo, a young policeman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The bonds of family

    • By V. Davy on 29-03-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Clippie Girls

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Rose and Myrtle Sylvester look up to their older sister, Peggy. She is the sensible, reliable one in the household of women headed by their grandmother, Grace Booth, and their mother, Mary Sylvester. When war is declared in 1939 they must face the hardships together and huge changes in their lives are inevitable. For Rose, there is the chance to fulfil her dream of becoming a clippie on Sheffield's trams like Peggy. But for Myrtle, the studious, clever one in the family, war may shatter her ambitions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Family at war!

    • By Sandra on 27-01-17

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Jenny's War

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Is it possible for a 10-year-old girl to fall in love? Jenny Mercer thinks so. Evacuated to Lincolnshire from the East End of London at the outbreak of war, she is frightened of the wide-open spaces and the huge skies. But the kindly Thornton family soon makes her feel welcome. And no one more so than Georgie, the handsome RAF fighter pilot who is caught up in the battle for Britain's survival. When Georgie is posted missing, presumed dead, Jenny is devastated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderfully Uplifting Story

    • By P on 15-02-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Welcome Home

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    There are some things which even the closest friendship cannot survive.... Neighbours Edie Kelsey and Lil Horton have been friends for more than twenty years, sharing the joys and sorrows of tough lives as the wives of fishermen in Grimsby. So it was no surprise that their children were close and that Edie's son, Frank, and Lil's daughter, Irene, would fall in love and marry at a young age. But the declaration of war in 1939 changes everything.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-02-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Fairfield Hall

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    A matter of honour. A sense of duty. A time for courage. Ruthlessly ambitious Ambrose Constantine is determined that his daughter, Annabel, shall marry into the nobility. A self-made trawler owner and fish merchant, he has only his wealth to buy his way into Society. When Annabel’s secret meetings with a young man employed at her father’s offices stop suddenly, she finds that Gilbert has mysteriously disappeared.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly wonderful!!

    • By Hattie on 28-08-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Reap the Harvest

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Following the disastrous floods of 1953, Ella Hilton is compelled to live at Brumby's Farm with her grandmother, Esther, and is soon acutely aware of the mysteries surrounding her family's past. As Ella grows up and falls in love herself, the story of three generations of women, Esther, Kate and Ella, comes full circle and history seems destined to repeat itself in tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By kath maciver on 07-10-16

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Pauper's Gold

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Hannah Francis has been forced to leave her beloved mother and the life she knows in the silk mill town of Macclesfield and is set to become an apprentice at a cotton mill in the Derbyshire dales. It is a cruel blow for such a young girl, but her three travelling companions are even younger than she is, and Hannah is determined to keep their spirits up and remain in good cheer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Paupers Gold

    • By Mrs. Susan Gardner on 21-01-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Sing as We Go

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Kathy Burton longs to escape the drudgery of her life as an unpaid labourer on her father's farm. With only the local church choir and the occasional dance at the village hall for amusement, she yearns for the bright lights. Spurning Morry Robinson's proposal of marriage, Kathy goes to live in the city with his aunt, Jemima Robinson. In turn, she finds employment for Kathy in a department store, but is anxious when Kathy is captivated by the sophisticated and handsome floor manager, Tony Kendall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sing as We Go

    • By Peter on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The River Folk

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    For twelve-year-old Mary Ann Clark life has always been tough. The pretty daughter of a wife-beating drunk, it is no surprise that she has grown up afraid of her own shadow. That is until 'Battling Bessie Ruddick' takes the young girl under her wing and into the heart of her bustling family. Growing into an attractive young woman, Mary Ann yearns to be loved and when her affection for Bessie's son, Dan, is finally returned and she becomes a skipper's wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the river folk

    • By Elizabeth on 28-01-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Tangled Threads

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    For Eveleen Hardcastle life gets no better than growing up on Pear Tree Farm in the Lincolnshire countryside. Her family works hard for the Dunsmore estate and Eveleen finds it impossible to resist the charms of their employer's son, Stephen Dunsmore. But Jimmy, ever quick to antagonize, ensures that his sister's clandestine trysts do not remain so for long. Mary Hardcastle reacts to the news of her daughter's affair with a shocking ferocity, which seems to be borm more of bitterness than maternal protectiveness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely story

    • By suzanne barber on 13-05-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Daughters of Courage

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Emily Ryan has gone up in the world since her arrival in Sheffield. Brought there by her mother's ambitious schemes for her brother, Josh, she had found work as a buffer girl polishing cutlery for the city's famous trade. With the help of a friend, Nell, Emily eventually set up her own buffing business, employing those with whom she had once worked. Married to Thomas Trippet - Trip to his friends - they plan to build a life together, but when Lucy, Nell's daughter, disappears, it seems that the menace from the past is never very far away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fabulous!

    • By prmiaj on 13-03-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Tulip Girl

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Abandoned outside an orphanage as a newborn baby, spirited Maddie March has had to fight her way through life. So when she finds a home at Few Farm with Frank Brackenbury and his household, she welcomes the chance for a fresh start. Work on the farm is hard, but believing herself truly loved for the first time in her young life by the farmer's son, Michael, even the animosity of the housekeeper Mrs Trowbridge cannot mar Maddie's newfound happiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love

    • By Madgery on 24-02-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Wish Me Luck

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Fleur Bosley didn't believe in love at first sight, at least not until she bumped into Robbie Rodwell on a railway station in the blackout of wartime Britain. Posted to a newly built Lincolnshire airfield, Robbie as a wireless operator on bombers and Fleur as an R/T operator in the watch office, their only escape is to the little cottage in the nearby village where Fleur is billeted with another WAAF, Ruth. The two girls become good friends, but Ruth, already hurt by the loss of one of the pilots, does not approve of wartime romances.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely story

    • By Mrs. L. Symonds on 08-05-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Sons and Daughters

    • By: Margaret Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    Charlotte is an only child, reared by a brutal father who cannot forgive her for not being the son he desires. Loved by most that she meets, Charlotte has a gift for friendship, and it is her work as a Sunday school teacher that gives her hope - and an escape from home. When Charlotte meets Miles Thornton, she is instantly drawn to him. He is new to the area and a widower, with three lovely young sons to look after, but the one thing he has longed for is a daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply an amazing story.

    • By osteo1 on 27-11-18

    Regular price: £23.99

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