• The Girl in the Ragged Shawl

  • The Children of the Workhouse, Book 1
  • By: Cathy Sharp
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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The Girl in the Ragged Shawl

By: Cathy Sharp
Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
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Publisher's Summary

Heartbreaking and uplifting, the story of the workhouse orphan, Eliza, will touch your heart....

Eliza was left as a small baby at the workhouse in Whitechapel, wrapped in her mother’s shawl, which is all she has of the mother she never knew. At 11 years old, she has survived sickness, near starvation and harsh beatings.

Master Simpkins and his cruel daughter rule the workhouse with a rod of iron, but when Romany boy Joe arrives at the workhouse, his spirit and courage give Eliza hope that another life is waiting for her outside.

When she is sold into service, Eliza is relieved to be out of the workhouse and hopes her fortunes are changing for the better, but cruelty and unkindness are everywhere, and her salvation could become her ruin....

©2018 Cathy Sharp (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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So sad at what young people went through in the work houses but a brilliant book well worth my time. Loved the narration and was hooked from beginning to end

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Another great read by Cathy Sharp!

Thank you Antonia Beamish for another superb performance! Perfect story, awesome, loved the characters. 5 stars.

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  • 05-28-19

Left me wanting more

Great read hope there is a sequel left me wanting to know more about the people in this book

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  • Jacqueline Caldwell
  • 02-28-19

The Girl in the Ragged Shawl

Another great listening. This would make a great T.V. Period Drama and I would really like to see this happen.

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  • Kindle Customerruthie
  • 01-04-19

Great story.

Another brilliant book. Great read enjoyed it very much, what more can you say .

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  • pamela c.
  • 10-06-19

Excellent

The story was so captivating I didn’t want to put it down, it was read perfectly, right to the very end

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  • diane ellis
  • 12-08-18

excellent book

loved this book ,once you start u can not put it down , excellent book and I Carney wait for the next book

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  • 12-16-18

What a wonderful story

I absolutely loved this story. Antonia Beamish read in beautifully.
I only wish there was a follow up story to discover what happened to Catherine Ross’s sister