Girl in the Ragged Shawl
Cathy Sharp, Read by Antonia Beamish

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Narrated By: Antonia Beamish

Duration: 9 hours and 19 minutes

What to expect

Heartbreaking and uplifting, the story of the workhouse orphan, Eliza, will touch your heart…

Eliza was left as a small baby at the workhouse in Whitechapel, wrapped in her mother’s shawl, which is all she has of the mother she never knew. At eleven years-old, she has survived sickness, near starvation and harsh beatings.
Master Simpkins and his cruel daughter rule the workhouse with a rod of iron, but when Romany boy, Joe, arrives at the workhouse, his spirit and courage give Eliza hope that another life is waiting for her outside.
When she is sold into service, Eliza is relieved to be out of the workhouse and hopes her fortunes are changing for the better, but cruelty and unkindness are everywhere and her salvation could become her ruin…

Genre

Historical romance, Generational sagas

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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!’