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When Eloise Cribb receives the news that her husband's ship has been lost at sea, she wonders how she is ever going to manage. With two young children, the rent overdue, and almost nothing to live on, she has no alternative but to turn to his estranged family for help. She sets off on the long and arduous journey to Yorkshire, but is met with hostility and soon realises she has little choice but to return to London.

Virtually destitute and desperate, Eloise is faced with her worst nightmare: she must either go to the workhouse, or abandon her children at the Foundling Hospital. But she is determined to keep them safe and under her protective wing at all costs.

©2007 Dilly Court (P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks

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  • Cp Ks Bevan
  • 12-23-12

Climb in and enjoy

This is one of those books that once you pick it up you cannot put down until you finish it. Excellent book. I thought I would never find another author that I would like but now im happy that I have.

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  • jason moore
  • 09-01-17

wonderful escapism

Such a fabulous mixture of history, anticipation and sadness and joy, with excellent authentic narration.

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  • MRS
  • 03-23-18

EXCELLANT NO OTHER WORD

Not once did I wander off whilst listening to this sad at times but enchanting tale.!
This is my 3rd book by DC and this is my favourite.
I follow Annie Aldington as a narrator and just love her story telling and fab accents.
This book is a must!

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  • Anthea Potter
  • 02-09-18

Narration

This was an excellent story again by Dilly Court however I don't think Annie Aldington was the correct choice to narrate this book.

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  • Vanessa Prodger
  • 06-27-15

Great lazy read

It's so great to hear Annie aldington voice I listen to so many of her narrations and kinda wish she read every book. Story was great

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