Forgive and Forget

  • by Margaret Dickinson
  • Narrated by Anne Dover
  • 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Polly Longden's china-doll looks belie a strong and fiery personality. When typhoid strikes her home city of Lincoln, she needs every ounce of that strength in order to cope. With the death of her mother, 13-year-old Polly has to give up her ambition of becoming a teacher to care for her family. When their father, too, falls victim to the typhoid, his only hope is to go to hospital, leaving Polly to cope alone.
Thankfully she has the support of her neighbours: Bertha Halliday and her son, Leo, a young policeman. Through all the hardships that follow, Polly is sustained by her dream of becoming Leo's wife. But her father's hot temper leads him to the wrong side of the law during the railway riots of 1911, forcing Leo to take drastic action that Polly will surely never be able to forgive and forget....

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The bonds of family

A little tough at the beginning because of the sad initial storyline, but once involved with the characters it has a good flow. I liked the main characters especially Polly & Stevie.
Anne Dover is my favourite narrator and brings the people to life.
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- V. Davy

Fantastic author

Have you listened to any of Anne Dover’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Anne Dover is one of my favourite narrators


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Period drama set in the early part of the 20th century before the NHS covering two world wars.


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- Elaine D. Perrin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2014
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd