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Shipyard girls at war [sound recording] / by Revell, Nancy,author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.1941: it takes strength to work on the docks, but the war demands all hands on deck and the women are doing their best to fill the gap. Rosie is flourishing in her role as head-welder while still keeping her double life a secret. But a dashing detective is forcing Rosie to choose between love and her duty. Gloria is hiding her own little secret - one that if found out, could not only threaten her job, but her life. And the shipyards are proving tougher than Polly ever imagined, while she waits for her man to return home safely.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Saga.; Generational sagas; World War, 1939-1945;
© 2018., Magna Story Sound,
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One week in August [sound recording] / by Thornton, Margaret,1934-author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.August, 1955. Janice Butler is working as a waitress at her mother's Blackpool boarding house before she heads off to university. When Val and Cissie, both from Walker's woollen mill in Halifax, come to stay for a week, the three young women form an instant friendship. They attend a local dance at the Winter Gardens, which changes all their lives, both for better and for worse. Romance beckons for all three girls but can a holiday fling ever lead to something deeper? As autumn approaches, the three friends discover that life doesn't always turn out as one would expect and the course of true love never did run smooth...
Subjects: Love stories.; Audiobooks.; General.; Modern & contemporary fiction; Generational sagas; Dance parties;
© 2018., Magna Story Sound,
Available copies: 2 / Total copies: 2
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Kicking over the traces [sound recording] / by Jackson, Elizabeth,1950-author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.When her mother dies, Florence is left at the mercy of her step-father. Her fortunes change when she discovers money hidden in the lining a coat. Her dream of settling and controlling her own destiny seems possible once again. As she navigates across the difficult North Yorkshire moors alone, Florence must keep her wits about her.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; General.;
© 2017., Magna Story Sound,
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The sound of silence [sound recording] / by Quigley, Sheila,author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.Who is the new family on the Seahills estate? Who is it that spends her days staring out of the window deeply regretting her bid for freedom, yet still plotting? Can Lorraine Hunt put what happened to her three months ago out of her mind to catch a vicious serial killer who scalps his victims? Will Dev be allowed to bring his plan to fulfilment and what is the real reason he turned up fresh from prison three months ago? As the Seahills residents go about their daily lives more than one plot unfurls bringing about a terrifying climax. Will they all survive?
Subjects: Detective and mystery stories.; Audiobooks.; Crime.; Hunt, Lorraine (Fictitious character); Women detectives;
© 2017., Magna Story Sound,
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A year in the life of the Yorkshire shepherdess [sound recording] / by Owen, Amanda(Shepherd),author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.More tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm Amanda Owen shares with husband Clive, eight children and 900 sheep. She describes the constant challenges the family face, as they tend their sheep on some of the country's highest, wildest moors. Writing with warmth and humour, Amanda tells how nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl. She also gives a new home to an ageing and neglected horse, while Clive is almost arrested on a midnight stakeout to catch a sheep-rustling dog. A delight for anyone who has dreamed of living close to nature.
Subjects: Owen, Amanda (Shepherd); Women shepherds; Shepherds; Audiobooks.; Farming and Country Life.;
© 2017., Magna Story Sound,
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The shop girls of Chapel Street [sound recording] / by Holmes, Jenny,1968-author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.Orphaned young, Violet Wheeler has been brought up by her aunt - but when Winnie dies, she feels she's lost everything. At the Jubilee drapers, amongst the spools of ribbon, skeins of silk and latest thirties fashions, Violet finds a refuge. She's offered a chance to get back on her feet, and with that an unexpected chance to discover love. It's only when a forgotten piece of jewellery with a mysterious note surfaces that Violet is thrown back in to the past again, and starts to wonder what secrets there might be in her family's history. Can her new friends steer Violet towards a happy ending against all the odds?
Subjects: Audiobooks.; General.;
© 2017., Magna Story Sound,
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The trophy child [sound recording] / by Daly, Paula,author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.Karen Bloom has always wanted the best things in life. And that includes her children; quite simply, she expects them to be perfect. Her son, Ewan, has been something of a disappointment and she won't be making the same mistake again with her beloved daughter, Bronte. Bronte's every waking hour will be spent at music lessons and dance classes, doing whatever it takes to excel. But as Karen pushes Bronte to the brink, the rest of the family crumbles. Karen's husband, Noel, is losing himself in work, and his teenage daughter from his first marriage, Verity, is becoming ever more volatile. The family is near breaking point. Karen is about to learn just how deadly the pursuit of success can be?
Subjects: Audiobooks.; General.;
© 2017., ISIS Audio Books,
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The seagull [sound recording] / by Cleeves, Ann,author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper ? and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his family. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary?s Island in Whitley Bay. However, officers find two skeletons. This cold case takes Vera back in time, and very close to home, as Brace and Marshall, along with a mysterious stranger known only as "the Prof", were close friends of Hector, her father.
Subjects: Detective and mystery stories.; Audiobooks.; Crime.; Stanhope, Vera; Women detectives;
© 2017., ISIS Audio Books,
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Old friends, new friends [sound recording] / by Thornton, Margaret,1934-author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.Eighteen-year-old Debbie Hargreaves is heading to college in Leeds, where she'll be sharing digs with three girls. Debbie soon becomes firm friends with shy Lisa, outspoken Karen and self-assured Fran. Over the coming months, the four flatmates will share tears and laughter and the drama of a new romance. At the same time, Debbie's birth mother, Fiona Norwood, is struggling to cope with four young children and her duties as a rector's wife. The arrival of a new childminder should be an answer to her prayers, but Glenda's open flirting with Fiona's husband soon gets tongues wagging. Is Fiona's marriage really under threat?
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Saga.; Women college students; Spouses of clergy;
© 2017., Magna Story Sound,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Old friends, new friends [sound recording] / by Thornton, Margaret,1934-author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.Eighteen-year-old Debbie Hargreaves is heading to college in Leeds, where she'll be sharing digs with three girls. Debbie soon becomes firm friends with shy Lisa, outspoken Karen and self-assured Fran. Over the coming months, the four flatmates will share tears and laughter and the drama of a new romance. At the same time, Debbie's birth mother, Fiona Norwood, is struggling to cope with four young children and her duties as a rector's wife. The arrival of a new childminder should be an answer to her prayers, but Glenda's open flirting with Fiona's husband soon gets tongues wagging. Is Fiona's marriage really under threat?
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Saga.; Women college students; Spouses of clergy;
© 2017., Magna Story Sound,
Available copies: 0 / Total copies: 1
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