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1407988794
Talking book - CD:From this day forward; read by Annie Aldington:2020 Talking book - CD From this day forward; read by Annie Aldington
From this day forward; read by Annie Aldington
Author: Matthews, Beryl
Author: Aldington, Annie
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Talking book - CD
Class Number: CD SPOKEN WORD
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books, 2020
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781407988795
Notes:
As if everyday life in London's slums wasn't hard enough for Jane Roberts and her three children, the day that ne'er-do-well husband Bert walks out on his family as rent day draws near is a particularly dark time. In the wake of his desertion, the family pull together to find their way forward, and Jane takes the steps she needs to get a divorce and free them all from Bert in the future. With help from a neighbour who is not all she seems, a lucky break and fresh opportunities, the road ahead starts to look more promising. But will Bert wreck the new start the Roberts family have their sights set on?
Extent: 11 CDs (11 hr.), digital, stereo
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