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  • Wait Till Summer | Grace Thompson

    Wait Till Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
    • Narrated By Anne Cater
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    1939. The first London evacuees arrive in St David’s Well, homesick and disappointed by the quiet Welsh seaside town. “Wait till summer,” Eirlys Price tells brothers Stanley, Harold and Percival Love. Foreign travel is no longer feasible, so holidays at home enjoy a new lease of life. For the Castle family, this is good news. They have owned Piper’s Café on the beach for three generations and business is expected to boom.

  • False Friends | Grace Thompson

    False Friends

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
    • Narrated By Anne Cater
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    Badger’s Brook becomes the refuge of Lowri Vaughan, escaping the rumours that abound when her father is sent to prison for fraud and suspected murder – crimes Lowri and her mother know he didn’t commit. As she begins to rebuild her life, Lowri is determined to prove her father’s innocence and begins to search for the truth. But along the way she encounters many false friends, who seem to let her down at every turn. Soon Lowri begins to believe that she’ll never be able to rely on anyone again.

  • Gull Island | Grace Thompson

    Gull Island

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
    • Narrated By Anne Cater
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    The year is 1917, and Barbara Jones is shocked to be told that she is carrying a child. Her boyfriend is a soldier and there is no one to whom she can turn for support. Fortunately, the generous Carey family give Barbara a home in a derelict house on a beach near Gull Island and it is there that her daughter Rosita is born.

  • A New Beginning | Grace Thompson

    A New Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
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    Sophie Daniels quits the WAAF at the end of World War II with nowhere to go. She wanders around the country searching for a place where she can settle, living in bedsits and small guest houses in the meantime. Eventually she finds Badgers Brook, where she meets and befriends nine-year-old Bertie, neglected and running wild. The neighbours warm to her, the place is welcoming and she knows she has found her home. She becomes friendly with Ryan Treweather who helps search for Sophie's remaining relatives.

  • Nothing Is Forever | Grace Thompson

    Nothing Is Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
    • Narrated By Anne Cater
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    Ruth has looked after her brothers for ten years since the death of their parents and believes that her role as head of the family will continue for the rest of her life. With two of her brothers already married and living away she has only her youngest brothers to care for.

  • The End of a Journey | Grace Thompson

    The End of a Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
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    Zena Martin and her brother, Greg, are content with their lives and plans for their future: Zena and Jake Williams are about to announce their engagement, and Greg hopes to persuade Rose Conelly to meet his family and begin the next stage of their relationship. Then their father dies suddenly, and secrets come to light that change everything. Zena begins to doubt her happiness with the kind-hearted Jake when his generosity is more for others than for her.

  • Pity the Lonely Dreamers | Grace Thompson

    Pity the Lonely Dreamers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
    • Narrated By Anne Cater
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    Valentina's mother had always made it clear to her that her brother, Michael, was the favourite child. So, when the opportunity comes for Valentina to leave South Wales behind, and head to London, she grasps it with both hands. Living in the midst of the music scene changes her attitude and, growing in confidence and experience, Valentina attempts to move out from the shadow of her friend, Phil, and his dream of being a star.

  • Paint on the Smiles | Grace Thompson

    Paint on the Smiles

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
    • Narrated By Anne Cater
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    Cecily and Ada Owen's shop is very successful. Their reliable deliveries and service is valued by cafés, tea stalls, and shops on the Pleasure Beach during the summer months. However, things turn sour when Ada's husband, Phil Spencer, comes out of prison a very strange and dangerous man. And Myfanwy, Cecily's daughter, denied for too long, is planning a cruel revenge. Unaware, Cecily and Ada hand over most of their business to Myfanwy during the difficult years of World War II....

  • Goodbye to Dreams | Grace Thompson

    Goodbye to Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
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    In a small seaside town popular with summer visitors, Cecily and Ada run their father's grocery shop. Since their mother left them, they have lived above the shop with Myfanwy, a six-year-old they adopted when her parents died. The business is successful with the assistance of friends and Willie, their hardworking stable boy, and their deliveries extend to the stalls and cafes on the beach, where one stall handler, Peter, becomes a close friend.

  • Facing the World | Grace Thompson

    Facing the World

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
    • Narrated By Janine Cooper Marshall
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    Sally Travis appeared to have been badly let down by Rhys Martin, who had gone away to college when under suspicion of burglary. She had faced the gossips alone when their baby was born, and ignored the worrying rumours about him. Rhys’s father, Gwilym Martin, had lost a leg in an accident but whereas Sally held her head high under difficulties, Gwilym, who had been a popular sportsman and athlete, hid away, unable to face being seen in a wheelchair.

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  • Time to Move On | Grace Thompson

    Time to Move On

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
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    Seranne Laurence is furious when her mother announces she is to marry the latest in a long line of unsuitable men-friends. She soon realises that she hasn't the right to interfere in her mother's life, but that means she must leave the tea rooms she and her mother run together.

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  • The Runaway | Grace Thompson

    The Runaway

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
    • Narrated By Ann Cater
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    Faith Pryor has always run away when things become difficult, whether it be from care homes or foster parents. She always lived in the hope she would find the family she had lost during the chaos of the war. Then she ran away from her fiancé Matt, but leaving him wasn't hard once she had learned of his dark secret. A family of her own was her greatest wish, but something she would never find. Now, after meeting Ian in a chance encounter on a train, running was the last thing she wanted to do.

  • Around Another Corner | Grace Thompson

    Around Another Corner

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
    • Narrated By Anne Cater
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    Ancret has worked hard to be what she is - a skilled designer of beautiful hats with a career that looks set to rise. But she has her worries: who was her real father, and why won't her mother, Loraine, talk about him? Her boyfriend Jonathan wants to marry, but Ancret maintains that her career must come first, and that after his unhappy childhood, what he really wants is a wife who puts work aside for him.

  • The Heart of the Home | Grace Thompson

    The Heart of the Home

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
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    Meriel Evans has worked in her father's estate agency ever since she left school, and she is happy there. But she knows that the time has come for her to follow her own path, so she finds work with the Ace Estate Agency. She soon realises that the owner, George Dexter, and her father dislike each other intensely, though neither will explain why. When she discovers a house called Badgers Brook, she is determined to stay there even after she is unfairly dismissed from her new job.

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  • Friends and Secrets | Grace Thompson

    Friends and Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Grace Thompson
    • Narrated By Anne Cater
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    In their favourite café, a group of female friends meet regularly to discuss their troubles; but even friends can't always tell each other the truth. Cynthia is happily married to her lifelong sweetheart, but not even their present wealth and security makes her willing to reveal the abuse and trauma they suffered as children. Meriel's husband has abandoned her for another woman.

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