Shadows of the Workhouse
- The Drama of Life in Postwar London
- Narrated by: Anne Reid
- Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 26-11-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
There's Jane, who cleaned and generally helped out at Nonnatus House - she was taken to the workhouse as a baby and was allegedly the illegitimate daughter of an aristocrat.
Peggy and Frank's parents both died within six months of one another, and the children were left destitute. At the time there was no other option for them but the workhouse.
The Reverend Thornton-Appleby-Thorton, a missionary in Africa, visits the Nonnatus nuns, and Sister Julienne acts as matchmaker. And Sister Monica Joan, the eccentric 90-year-old nun, is accused of shoplifting some small items from the local market. She is let off with a warning, but then Jennifer finds stolen jewels from Hatton Garden in the nun's room. These stories give a fascinating insight into the resilience and spirit that enabled ordinary people to overcome their difficulties.
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By Codi on 07-12-15
Had me hooked from the start. Absolutely wonderful
Great narration, wonderful writing and excellent book :)
This was my first non self help book I've listened to and I wasn't disappointed, I can't wait to listen to more Jennifer Worth books :)
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