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Summary

For Rose Lucas, a spirited, intelligent girl born into a large family in the slums of pre-war Birmingham, life is hard. But through her friendship with Diana, daughter of a vicar from middle-class Moseley, she learns to aspire to a different and better existence and vows never to become a child-bearing drudge like her mother. But life seldom follows dreams, and after losing a love she has fought hard for, and after travelling in Italy, she returns to Birmingham with her hopes shattered. But Rose's powerful spirit will not be defeated.
©1999 Annie Murray (P)1999 Soundings

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I've read better

I'm not very keen on this Narrator, all her characters sound the same and some times I think she is rushing the story

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Birmingham Rose

What a brilliant story I absolutely loved it,and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good read,

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marvellous

it's a lovely story. great writing and story comes together beautifully. such a shame that this recording is very quiet. I had to use headphones to listen to it

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excellent book the reader was spot on

I loved this social history book gripping true to life a great read or listen.

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Interesting exceptional book

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Rose feisty and self assured

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Makes it real

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Step back in time

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Brilliant story hard to believe it's fiction would recommend gladly

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  • 23-05-13

Wasted my credit

If the sound quality wasn't so very very bad maybe I could have got through this audible. Story sounds promising, but listening to it in a "foggy tunnel" is dismal.Please don't waste your money/credit on this one, as I have done.