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Description: Narrated by Annie Aldington It's Christmas Eve. Flurries of snow fall on the cobbled streets of Whitechapel and an abandoned baby, swaddled in a blanket, is found on a doorstep in Angel Lane. Named after the street on which she was found, Angel Winter was blessed to be taken from the harsh streets into a loving home. But fate deals a cruel blow and she's torn from the only family she has ever known, and thrown onto the cobbles of Covent Garden to fend for herself. With winter closing in, Angel scratches a living selling mistletoe to the City gentlemen who pass through the market, hoping they will take pity on her as she shivers in the snow. The only way she can survive is to make her own luck. She will never sell the one treasure that could feed her for a month, the gold and ruby ring that was hidden in her swaddling - it could hold the key to the secrets of her past.
Description: Elsie Grimshaw lives in one of the worst streets in Weatherfield and is desperate to escape from life at home with a brutal father and the drudgery of working at the local mill. Grabbing at the slim chances that come her way, Elsie emerges from the heartbreak of first love and her marriage to bad boy, Arnold Tanner at only 16 years old, if not much older, then certainly wiser. Going under her married name of Elsie Tanner, she and Arnold move in to No.11 Coronation Street in 1939 as war breaks out. Her cheeky self-confidence immediately puts her at loggerheads with local busy-body Ena Sharples and Annie Walker, landlady of the Rovers Return. As Christmas approaches, the residents of Coronation Street must put their petty squabbles aside if they are to survive the worst that Hitler's Luftwaffe can throw at them.
Description: As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world. Originally published: Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1986
Description: A night-time prowler is turning the inhabitants of Ankh-Morpork, the greatest city in Discworld, into something resembling charcoal biscuits. Captain Vimes of the City Watch is given the task of tracking down the culprit, a seventy-foot dragon. Originally published: London: Gollancz, 1989
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