The Narrowboat Girl
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    The Narrowboat Girl | Annie Murray

    The Narrowboat Girl

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    • By Annie Murray
    • Narrated By Annie Aldington
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    Maryann Nelson's widowed mother, Flo, sees the opportunity to better her family by marrying the local undertaker, Norman Griffin. Though on the surface a caring family man, Maryann and her sister, Sal, soon discover that he has another side to him. For Sal, it is too much to bear and she escapes, leaving Maryann to take revenge on Griffin. The chance of a new life opens up when she befriends Joel Batholomew, who works on the canal. Aboard his narrowboat, she finds herself falling in love with her new life.

    Inspiring and chilling novel

    I picked this novel originally because I love the romance of Britain's narrowboats. There is very little of that here. HOWEVER, I was pleased to find ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2008 by Keren (Rockwall, TX, United States)
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    Water Gypsies | Annie Murray

    Water Gypsies

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    • By Annie Murray
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
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    It is 1942, and after a childhood of suffering in Birmingham, Maryann Bartholomew has built a life of happiness and safety with her husband, Joel, and their children, working the canals on his narrowboat, the Esther Jane. But the backbreaking work and constant childbearing take their toll on Maryann, and the tragic loss of her old friend, Nancy, followed by a further pregnancy lead her to a desperate act which nearly costs her her life.

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