Sadie Smith would love to do the things that other children can, but a degenerated hip prevents her from walking. On her way to a Dr Barnardo's home, her mother buys her a pair of scarlet ribbons which bring Sadie solace in the difficult years ahead.
©1991 Emma Blair (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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I haven't read the print version.
I would try another Emma Blair book, I like the saga and that we stay with the characters for a long time throughout their lives.
It's an easy listen, there isn't anything challenging here and there is an element of predictability about the plot, but I enjoyed the ride. It was interesting to learn a bit about Dr Barnados and the plight of young children.
I enjoyed it very much, nothing to complain about.
Eve Karpf's narration was excellent. She managed to change Sadie's accent so subtly throughout that you barely noticed her change from Scottish to Canadian, but by the end of the book she was transformed.
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