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    • The Girl in the Pink Raincoat

    • By: Alrene Hughes
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Brolly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When a factory girl and a Jewish businessman fall in love it seems that the whole world is against them. Manchester, 1939. On the eve of war Gracie Earnshaw is working in Rosenberg's Raincoat factory - a job she hates - but her life is about to be turned upside down when she falls in love with Jacob, the boss' charismatic nephew. Through Jacob, with his ambitions to be a writer, Gracie glimpses another world: theatre, music and prejudice. But their forbidden romance is cut short when Jacob is arrested and tragedy unfolds. 

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Martha's Girls

    • By: Alrene Hughes
    • Narrated by: Grainne Gillis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Belfast, 1939, and Martha’s daughters are beginning to make their way in the world. Irene, the eldest, is on the lookout for a new job and romance. Pat is sensitive and thoughtful, and dreams of life beyond the Ulster Linen Works. Peggy, hot-headed and glamorous, loves her job in Mr Goldstein's music shop on Royal Avenue. Sheila, the youngest, wants to stay on at school, but her family desperately needs another wage. Although they lead very different lives, they share a passion for singing and join a troupe of entertainers.

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    • By Teresa AnnElizabeth on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $25.63