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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Workhouse Orphans by Holly Green, read by Julie Maisey.

All they have left is each other....

Life has always been tough for May and Gus Lavender. Their father went away to sea never to return, and then their mother falls victim to the typhus sweeping through Liverpool. Regarded as orphans by the authorities, May and Gus are sent to the Brownlow Hill Workhouse.

Like all workhouses, Brownlow is the last resort for the poor and the destitute. May and Gus will have to rely on each other more than ever if they are to survive the hardships to come....

©2017 Holly Green (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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A gentile read about the less fortunate

A story about life in the workhouse and British society. I'm not sure I have met as many characters as this book portrays but society back then was built on knowing your place. The reader had quite a few characters to portray and did an amiable job of most of the accents. A gentle read compared to some of the books I've read but none the less worth a listen.

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  • Claire Chilton
  • 10-07-17

Excellent Read

This is completely different to any other book I have read but I couldn’t put it down. Amazing read and well written. Always love a book that teaches you another world at the same time.

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  • L BUCKLE
  • 01-26-18

Good book

enjoyed this book my first audible but defiantly not my last.
Good story and read nicely

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  • wendy alice smith.
  • 01-11-18

Workhouse orphans

I loved this story couldn't stop listening, I would highly recommend it to anyone. Lovely storyline.

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  • Kathst
  • 12-29-17

very good story

well written left it open at the end . so hopefully they will be a sequel

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  • Pauline Giles love bug dog cat dog
  • 12-27-17

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The book was good and gave magashon so try call for the other shirt but this great

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