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4 out of 5 stars
By L on 01-03-15

A compelling listen

This must be Valerie Wood at her best ............ it links in with The Hungary Tide, though both can be read in isolation without problem. It was fascinating to join Annie and to see how her life turned out. Infact, the impression I had gained of her in the Hungary Tide was not what she turned out to be: a woman with forethought, sobriety, steadfastness and a steely determination to win through and make something of her life. The book could have finished earlier but I admired the way the Author took time to revisit Annie's past which was covered in great detail and resolved any queries the reader would have in mind as to Annie's earlier days. The author's depiction of life in Hull was remarkable; I could almost smell it! A thoroughly enjoyable and compelling listen. I highly recommend this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ema on 18-09-17

loved it

brilliant listen as was book one cannot wait to dowmload book 3 amazing writing Val woods.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-02-18


I loved this book with all of its ups & downs. Absolutely great listening. Just buy & enjoy

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kathst on 28-01-18

Another womderfull gripping tale

I have heard so many books by this author and have enjoyed each one with delight and familiar streets as I am hull lass myself. this book seemed longer than the others as this ladies life was so full of highs and lows. As with the Hungry tide. this is a book that you don't want to end. Now to listen to the 3rd instalment off this trilogy. I would recommend too anyone who loves books full of life. Well done once more to V.Wood for another fantastic tale .

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mama C on 29-11-17

Evocative and enthralling

So enjoyed this book of Val Wood’s, what a beautiful writer able to draw you into a story line and weave a plot from beginning to end.
It’s a history lesson on one hand and an engaging story of how we humans deal with tragedy, joy and pain, each one of us finding a way to take our place in the world.
Can’t wait to get on to her next book....

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5 out of 5 stars
By barbara on 28-08-17


Oh my goodness me what a wonderful story expertly read by Anne Dover. I love books written by Val Wood and can't wait to listen to another. Once again, I know the area so well and Val Wood has a way of describing the beauty of the Wolds that I felt that I was there. From the sad beginning of the story to the happy ending I couldn't stop listening.

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