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Publisher's Summary

With six children and a husband who earned what he could as a manual labourer, it was a constant struggle for Molly O'Connor to keep her family fed and raised to be respectable.

One by one, her children left Kibally, but Breda, the youngest, stayed close to her parents. Then tragedy struck the O'Connors. Reeling from unhappiness and humiliation, Breda decided to make a new life for herself - in Yorkshire with her Aunt Josie's family. There she was to discover a totally different world, with new people and new challenges.

©1994 Elvi Rhodes; (P)2007 Soundings

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  • Julie
  • Le Center, MN, USA
  • 04-23-09

Warms the cockles of yer heart

I loved the plucky heroine, the bright one, and loved losing myself in the lilt of the narrator's accent. This is better than your average beach read...

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  • Patricia
  • 07-04-15

Wonderful, light listening.

Lovely story. One that I will not forget! Very homely and with a beautiful outcome.

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  • Peter
  • 07-07-14

The Bright One

Where does The Bright One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The story of a young girl in Ireland who through many twists and turns ended up as an adult in England.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Breda

What does Anne Dover bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Character.