• by Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by Julia Franklin
  • 22 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Charity Stratton's bleak childhood is changed forever when both her parents are killed in a fire. Separated by the authorities from her younger brothers and sister, Charity is sent out to work as a skivvy in a boys' boarding school. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby, she soon realises just how alone she really is. Determined to be reunited with her siblings and to make something of herself, Charity runs away to 1960s London and begins to forge a new life.


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Struggled with the narrator.

Story itself was ok but the narrator's voice was wrong for the characters, no tonal changes for different woman sounded Scottish and South African in the same sentence and all the male's sounded the same which was hard when the likeable ones sounded the same as the unlikeable.
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- Skye

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-04-2007
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books