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.

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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