The Nurses of Lark Lane

Lark Lane 3
By: Pam Howes
Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
Series: Lark Lane, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Liverpool, 1955. With her abusive husband drinking all her wages, Alice faces a daily struggle to provide for her family. Her eldest daughter, Cathy, has always longed to be a nurse, but when poverty means she’s forced to leave school and get a job it looks like her dreams are over. But Cathy isn’t willing to give up, and with the support of old friend - and new love - Gianni, she manages to secure a place as a cadet nurse. 

Now, though, her mam must stand up to her violent husband alone - and with less money coming in, Alice will be in danger of losing everything. 

What’s more, since nursing students must be unmarried, and Gianni is desperate to settle down, it’s not just her mam who hopes that Cathy will come home....

Can Cathy find a way to have it all, or will becoming a nurse mean leaving her family - and love - behind?  

The Nurses of Lark Lane is a heartbreaking saga about a family’s battle to survive.

©2019 Pam Howes (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A Look Back to the 1950s

This is a story of District Nurses of Lark Lane in 1955 Liverpool. We follow two cadet nurses: Cathy who is worried about her mother who is abused by her alcoholic husband and Gianni who wants to get married, but nursing students of the 1950 were not allowed to be married.

The book is well written and is a fast-easy read. We follow the lives of the nurses. Howes does a good job in building the characters. I started on book 3 in the series but had no problem following what was going on. This makes a good get-away-from-it-all book.

The book is nine hours and thirty- three minutes. Georgia McGuire does a good job narrating the book. McGuire is an actress, voice artist and audiobook narrator. She was a finalist for a 2018 Audie Award for Best Narration.

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  • Julie
  • 08-02-20

I loved this book

I loved the history of the 1950s in this book, being a 1960 baby some memories related to me. Also my Great Grandmother was a Romany Gypsy in a travelling fair from Sussex. Well written & read.

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  • Ms Jane Oxtoby
  • 07-19-20

Gripping and emotional part 3

A lovely 3rd story which kept me gripped. I couldn't wait to listen every chance I got. I was looking forward to listening to the next part of Cathy's life in The Midwives of Lark Lane but have been put off by the reviews and the change of narrator. I will have to buy the book which is a shame.

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  • pam griffith
  • 07-06-20

loved this book

loved the story and the narrator, the different accents were very good, just downloading the next book by this author

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  • pamela.a.jonesZA
  • 11-17-19

good read

and what a good read from start to finish and a weepie to boot brilliant thanks pamie

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  • Marina.
  • 06-20-19

Brilliant

Just brilliant listen. Please Pam Howes more in these Lark Lane sage's. Would really recommend this to listen too. And fantastic narrator Georgia Maguire.