Summary

At 12, Ruth Appleby stood by her mother's grave on a bleak Yorkshire moor. Life as the daughter of a Victorian millhand had never been easy, but now she was both mother and housekeeper to the little family left behind. As one tribulation after another beset her life, so a longing, a determination, grew - to venture out into a new world of independence and adventure.
©1987 Elvi Rhodes (P)2007 Soundings
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £24.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £24.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By Christine on 24-04-15

And then??

Didn't like the way it was open ended as though the author was running out of ways to pull the story to conclusion. Too many loose ends.

Read more Hide me

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Heather on 13-03-09

Ruth Appleby (Unabridged)

This book was very good. I really liked how the booked moved along and was not boring, I did feel bad for her husband but it did make it all interesting. I wish there was a second book to tell you how things went later. but it is worth getting

Read more Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Susie Qusie on 15-10-11

A good Elvi Rhodes story.

A gripping story with twists and turns but rather an abrupt ending. You want it to go on a bit longer, but still worth listening to.

Read more Hide me
See all reviews