The River Folk

  • by Margaret Dickinson
  • Narrated by Patricia Gallimore
  • 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A richly absorbing tale of the lives and loves of the river folk.
For 12-year-old Mary Ann Clark life has always been tough. The pretty daughter of a wife-beating drunk, it is no surprise that she has grown up afraid of her own shadow. That is until 'Battling Bessie Ruddick' takes the young girl under her wing and into the heart of her bustling family.
Growing into an attractive young woman, Mary Ann yearns to be loved and when her affection for Bessie's son, Dan, is finally returned and she becomes a skipper's wife. But the arduous life aboard ship is clearly not for her and only the arrival of a daughter, Lizzie, seems to hold the marriage together.
Yet, tragically, the family is torn apart when Mary Ann is seduced by the promise of a happier life. Although bewildered by her mother's disappearance, it is now up to Lizzie to help her father. For she, unlike Mary Ann, has inherited Dan's love of the river. But then, disturbingly, her life starts to follow the same pattern as her mother's . . .

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Very Nice

And interesting story about the river folk which had me enthralled I enjoyed it very much easy listening!! Good holiday book!!
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- Madgery

the river folk

a well written and read story that i enjoyed from start to finish. i will purchase more by margaret dickinson in the future. chores are certainly a let better with a good story to listen to.
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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2014
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.