Narrated By: Antonia Beamish
Duration: 11 hours and 16 minutes
What to expect
Heartache and hardship in London’s East End, from the bestselling author of The Orphans of Halfpenny Street
St Saviours children’s home in London’s East End has provided a safe refuge for local children for decades and Sister Beatrice and her team are as busy as ever.
New staff member Jinny is glad to escape the lewd advances of her drunken and slovenly mother’s rotten boyfriends, but can she prove she isn’t a chip off the old block?
As ever, the staff are tested when orphaned brother and sister Andy and Beth are brought to the home – they are clearly terrified of something, and Andy refuses to be sent home, but can Sister Beatrice get to the bottom of their story before they are returned to their stepfather?
It’s all in a day’s work for the home – but things are about to change forever – will they be ready to face the future?
Generational sagas, Historical fiction
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Praise for Cathy Sharp:
‘A totally absorbing book…Real time disappeared for me.’
‘Brilliant story, couldn't put it down once I started to read.’
‘Having been brought up in the East End I could remember the various places and things talked about in this really well written book which kept you on the edge of your seat.’
‘Wonderful writer, believable characters, you got to know each one personally. I hope Cathy will continue this story.’
‘Really, really loved this book…Can’t wait to start the next one, have it already downloaded.’
‘Wonderful book, love the author…do not start it if you have something to do, hard to put down!’