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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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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 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 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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Shipyard girls at war [sound recording] / by Revell, Nancy,author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.Sunderland, 1940 Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run from her problems. The Shipyard Girls start off as strangers - but end up forging an unbreakable bond of friendship in the most difficult times.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Saga.; World War, 1939-1945;
© 2017., Magna Story Sound,
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Like father, like son [sound recording] / by Allen, Diane(Romantic fiction writer),author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.There would be trouble at Paradise...From birth, Polly Harper seems destined for tragedy. Raised by her loving grandparents on Paradise Farm she is unknowingly tangled in a web of secrecy regarding her parentage. When she falls in love with Tobias, the wealthy son of a local landowner of disrepute, her anxious grandparents send her to work in a dairy. There she becomes instantly drawn to the handsome Matt Dinsdale, propelling her further into the depths of forbidden romance and dark family secrets. But when tragedy strikes, Polly is forced to confront her past and decide the fate of her future. Will she lose everything, or will she finally realise that her roots and love lie in Paradise?
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Audiobooks.; Saga.;
© 2016., Soundings Audio Books,
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Tread softly, Alice [sound recording] / by Blair, Jessica,1923-author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.Alice Ware, aged 18, is pretty, charming and impetuous. At home in Yorkshire, she is determined to seize any fresh opportunities and experiences that come her way. The arrival of a new neighbour, the elegant and scandalous Mrs Emma Cheevey, leads to visits from her two highly eligible soldier sons. Alice is instantly drawn to Matthew, the younger brother - and then Captain Steven Cheevey arrives home from South Africa. Alice's choice is made, her future secure...until a reckless decision throws the lives of three people into turmoil.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Love stories.; General.;
© 2016., Magna Story Sound,
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Snowflakes in the wind [sound recording] / by Bradshaw, Rita,author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.It's Christmas Eve 1920 when Abby Kirby's family is ripped apart. Leaving everything she's ever known, Abby takes her younger brother and runs away to a tough, hard existence in the Border farming community. Years pass. Abby becomes a beautiful young woman and falls in love, but her past haunts her. Furthermore, in the very place she's taken refuge there is one who wishes her harm. With her heart broken, Abby decides to make a new life as a nurse. When WW2 begins, she volunteers as a QA and is sent overseas. However, life takes another unexpected turn when she becomes a prisoner of the Japanese. It is then that Abby realises whatever has gone before is nothing compared to what lies ahead...
Subjects: Audiobooks.; General.;
© 2016., Soundings Audio Books,
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Lullaby girl [sound recording] / by Sidgwick, Aly,author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
Read by Janine Birkett.Found washed up on the banks of a remote loch, a mysterious girl is taken into the care of a psychiatric home in the Highlands of Scotland. Mute and covered in bruises, she has no memory of who she is or how she got there - and the only clue to her identity is the Danish lullaby she sings.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.; Audiobooks.; Thriller.;
© 2016., Magna Story Sound,
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From Liverpool with love [sound recording] / by Andrews, Lyn,author.; Birkett, Janine,narrator.;
In 1920s Liverpool, Jane, her little brother Alfie and their mother Ellen have faced the horrors of the workhouse together. But when Ellen dies, two very different paths open up for the siblings. Jane is sent to work in the Empire Laundry and builds a new life for herself with the neighbours who take her in. She finds solace there and the promise of a happy future when she falls for Joe, their eldest son. But Alfie absconds from the workhouse and embarks on a life of crime. When their paths cross once more, Alfie turns on his sister. His plans will jeopardise every happiness she hoped for.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Saga.;
© 2015., Soundings Audio Books,
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