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  • A Memory of Violets

  • A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
  • By: Hazel Gaynor
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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1876. Among the filth and depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. It is a pitiful existence, made bearable only by each other's presence. When they become separated, the decision of a desperate woman sets their lives on very different paths.

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  • By RueRue on 02-01-16

The importance of relationships

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Reviewed: 07-24-15

I enjoyed the time lapse in the novel and the unravelling of the story. The narration was compelling as the characters came alive. The foreshadowing of the interwoven lives draws the listener in to the importance of relationships and how relationships shape who we are.

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