The Throwaway Children

  • by Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by Anne Dover
  • 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage.
It is not long before the powers that be decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them, without their family's consent or knowledge, are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children.


What the Critics Say

"Diney Costeloe has tackled an important subject. We should never forget this terrible injustice!" (John Humphreys)


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Customer Reviews

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Thought provoking and heartfelt but riveting easy listen. 17 hrs felt like 4 !

Just love Anne Dover narrating. I'm a sucker for a nostalgic by- gone - year tale. Within an entertaining, sad family drama spanning approx 3 decades comes tragedy, loss, hope and enduring love. Taking place post WWII some of the events in this book are based around truth and history is described through a riveting story.
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- kimmidp

An emotional rollercoaster brilliant

Hooked from the first page to the last lots of twists and turns amazing story
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2015
  • Publisher: Lamplight Audio