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  • 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?

    deborah jernigan says: "For young girls"
  • The Nightingale Sisters | Donna Douglas

    The Nightingale Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    To the student nurses at The Nightingale hospital, the ward sisters are heartless and frightening, with impossibly high standards. But the sisters have troubles of their own...Dora, the student nurse is struggling with her heartbreak over Nick, the man who got away. A new arrival on the ward brings the chance to put a smile back on her face. But can she really get over Nick so easily? Dora's fellow student Millie is also torn between the two men in her life.

    dlynne says: "Throughly enjoyed the second book in this series."
  • 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.

    susan says: "The magic is gone...."
  • A Nightingale Christmas Wish | Donna Douglas

    A Nightingale Christmas Wish

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Donna Douglas
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    As Christmas 1938 approaches, the staff at the Nightingale Hospital have their own wishes for the festive season. Ward sister Frannie Wallace is hoping she won't have to live through another war like the one that claimed her fiance. Staff Nurse Helen Dawson wants to find happiness again after the death of her husband Charlie. But is she looking for love in the wrong place? Matron Kathleen Fox struggles to keep up morale.

    mammaw marla says: "I loved it"
  • 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.

  • 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.

    susan says: "Still interested, but a bit disappointed"
  • 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!

    Susan says: "Some Good, Lots of Bad- Details too 'adult' for me"
  • 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.

    Gleefully says: "I love this series. "
  • 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.

    susan says: "Nice ending to a wonderful series."
  • 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.

    SHARON PETRUZZI says: "Loved it."
  • 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.

    Bethany Schweitzer says: "Another great book."
  • Summer Half | Angela Thirkell

    Summer Half

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Angela Thirkell
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    A captivating comic novel from Angela Thirkell's much-loved 1930s Barsetshire series: trainee barrister Colin Keith makes an ill-advised foray into teaching at Southbridge School. To his parents' dismay, Colin Keith - out of the noble but misplaced sense of duty peculiar to high-minded young university graduates - chooses to quit his training for the Bar and take a teaching job at Southbridge School.

    Douglas says: "I Have Taught College English..."
  • The Land of My Dreams | Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

    The Land of My Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    In 1916, the people are settling down to the business of war. As conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers from army camps and munitions factories up and down the land. Bobby Hunter gains his wings and joins his brother in France. Ethel, the under housemaid, embarks on a quest, and Laura sets out on her biggest adventure yet.

  • Lambs to the Slaughter: DCI Monika Paniatowski, Book 5 | Sally Spencer

    Lambs to the Slaughter: DCI Monika Paniatowski, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Sally Spencer
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    The colliery village of Bellingsworth is already divided over an impending strike, so the last thing it needs is a murder - but that's exactly what it gets, when a retired miner called Len Hopkins is found battered to death in his outside lavatory. Detective Chief Inspector Monika Paniatowski, called in to track down the killer with all possible speed, finds herself working in an atmosphere as thick with suspicion and distrust as the mine is with coal dust.

    Tracey says: "Spencer scores again!"
  • A Christmas Wish | Lizzie Lane

    A Christmas Wish

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lizzie Lane
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    Can her family ever be reunited? Magda Brodie’s world is torn apart when her mother dies in the workhouse two weeks before Christmas. Her wastrel father arranges for her sisters to be sent to their grandparents, her brother to be adopted, and Magda to live with her Aunt Bridget. But her aunt holds a bitter resentment towards her, and Magda’s dreams of reuniting her family seem hopeless...

  • A Walk with the Dead | Sally Spencer

    A Walk with the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sally Spencer
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    When a young girl, Jill Harris, is murdered, the case soon becomes personal for Monika Paniatowski. She saw the victim looking distressed only hours before she was killed, and Jill was the same age as her own daughter, Louisa. Driven by guilt and pity, Monika throws herself into the investigation, but both the chief constable, who is away, and Colin Beresford - her right hand man - think she is too emotionally involved to handle it. What none of them know is that the killer is planning to strike again...

  • Goodbye Piccadilly: War at Home, 2014 | Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

    Goodbye Piccadilly: War at Home, 2014

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter.

    Sara says: "Prissy and Slow In One Grand Sweeping Motion"
  • The Promise | Freda Lightfoot

    The Promise

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Freda Lightfoot
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    San Francisco, 1904. Georgia Briscoe is in love with British sailor Ellis Cowper but unwillingly betrothed to businessman Drew Kemp. He has the charm to dazzle everyone around him but once married his charm is only skin-deep, when his penchant for gambling and other women comes to light. Georgia plans to escape to be with the man she loves but Drew has other ideas. And then comes the earthquake....

  • 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.

    Robyn Ray says: "Left in the Dark"
  • Brighton Belle | Sara Sheridan

    Brighton Belle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Sheridan
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    1951, Brighton. With the excitement of the war over and the Nazis brought to justice, Mirabelle Bevan, ex-Secret Service, moves to the seaside to put the past behind her. She takes a job as a secretary at a debt collection agency run by Big Ben McGuigan, but when confronted by the case of Romana Laszlo, a pregnant Hungarian refugee, Mirabelle discovers that her specialist knowledge is vital. With enthusiastic assistance from the pretty insurance clerk down the corridor

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