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Letters from Alice

By: Petrina Banfield
Narrated by: Christine Kavanagh
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Two women. One secret. Will they be able to keep it under wraps?

It was a stormy evening in 1920s London. When newly qualified almoner Alice stepped into the home of Charlotte, a terrified teenager who had just given birth out of wedlock, she did not expect to make a pact that would change her life forever. Thrown into secrecy after an unexpected turn, Alice was determined to keep bewildered Charlotte and her newborn baby safe. But when a threatening note appeared, she realised that Charlotte may need more protection than she first thought. But from whom?

Based on extensive research into the archive material held at the London Metropolitan Archives, and enriched with lively social history and excerpts from newspaper articles, Letters from Alice is a gripping and deeply moving tale which brings the colourful world of 1920s London to life. Full of grit, mystery and hope, it will have listeners enthralled from the very first minute.

©2019 Petrina Banfield (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"An enchanting mix of mystery, social history and family dynamics...I was mesmerised." (Victoria Goldman, Lovereading)

"A brilliantly clever look at the almoners, the pre-cursers to the NHS’s social workers, this story is expertly crafted, blending extensive historic fact with a beautiful, deeply moving story based on real life events. You won't want to put it down." (Christina McDonald, author of The Night Olivia Fell)

"Thought provoking historical fiction with a punch." (Amanda Robson, number one best-selling author of Obsession and Guilt

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excellent bit of history

Although fictional could be true and told by the caregivers of the time. The reader was beyond superb in exhibiting the characters and emotions.

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