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England in 1647: King Charles is in prison, and Cromwell’s men are fighting the King’s men. These are dangerous times for everybody. The four Beverley children have no parents; their mother is dead and their father died while fighting for the King. Now Cromwell’s soldiers have come to burn the house - with the children in it.

©1996 Oxford University Press (P)2008 Oxford University Press

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"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of storytelling." (David R Hill, ELT Journal Review)

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  • Kay
  • HOUSTON, TX, United States
  • 01-14-12

Only the First Five Chapters

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It would have been better, if they'd titled this recording

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  • Jim Rawson
  • 06-12-18

Excellent Children's Story

Enjoyed every minute of this excellent, exciting audio book. Every child should have the opportunity to listen to this wonderful story. I shall remember this tale and the lovely ending all my life.