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Description: Complete and unabridged Read by Anne Dover Lancashire, 1931. When Finn Carlisle loses his wife and unborn child, he spends a few years travelling to keep the sad memories at bay. Just as he's ready to settle down again, his great-uncle dies and leaves him Heythorpe House in Ellindale. Finn finds a village of people in dire need of jobs, a house that hasn't been lived in for 30 years and Reggie, an eleven-year-old who's run away from the nearby orphanage and its brutal Director Buddle. But Buddle will stop at nothing to get Reggie back in his cruel grasp. Finn's new neighbours help him save Reggie but other surprises throw his new plans into turmoil.
Description: Read by Julie Maisey Complete and unabridged Cliffehaven, 1944. Peggy Reilly is enjoying a rare moment alone in the garden of her Beach View Boarding House. Against the now familiar backdrop of squadrons roaring overhead, it seems both impossible that war continues, and yet inconceivable that it will ever come to an end. Meanwhile Ron Reilly is headed to his grandson's send off, ahead of the awaited Allied invasion. But when the celebrations get out of hand, Ron lands himself in hot water with his sweetheart Rosie. As much as Peggy tries to keep the peace, she can't work miracles. With family, friends and her evacuee chicks scattered across the world, the war has forever changed the lives of those she loves.
Description: Read by Anne Dover Complete and unabridged Lizzie is an orphan living with her Aunt Annie, Uncle Perce and two boy cousins within a stone's throw of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Lizzie loves her aunt but is hated by her uncle. She makes friends with Geoff Gardiner, another orphan, and is teaching him to swim in the Scaldy when Clem Gilligan rescues the pair of them from drowning. Clem works on the canal boat, The Liverpool Rose, with Jake Pridmore and his wife, plying between the great cities of Leeds and Liverpool. Lizzie's situation at home starts to worsen and eventually she is forced to flee. Her first instinct is to make for the canal, but finding Clem is not so easy...
Description: Complete and unabridged Read by Gordon Griffin An excavation at the lost gardens of Earlsacre Hall is called to a halt when a skeleton is discovered under a 300-year-old stone plinth, a corpse that seems to have been buried alive. But DS Wesley has a more recent murder case to solve. A man has been found stabbed to death in a caravan at a popular holiday park and the only clue to his identity is a newspaper cutting about the restoration of Earlsacre. Does local solicitor Brian Willerby have the answer? He seems eager to talk to Wesley but before he can reveal his secret he is found dead during a "friendly" game of village cricket.
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