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Down Lambeth Way

By: Mary Jane Staples
Narrated by: Annie Aldington
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Summary

On the eve of war, can she and her family pull through?

The Adams family were poor, cheerful and, above all, respectable.

There was Mrs Adams, a widow having lost her husband in the Boer War; Boots, the bright one; Tommy, the quiet one; Sammy, a wheeler dealer in the making; and Lizzy. Lizzy was a real pearl - one of the prettiest girls in Walworth.

Then Lizzy falls in love it is 1914. War is coming, and everyone is going to be affected. Will the Adams family - gutsy, tough and cheeky - pull through?

Down Lambeth Way is the first in Mary Jane Staples' Adams Family series. Their story continues in Our Emily.

©2011 Mary Jane Staples (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Absolutely fabulous...

I cannot rate this book high enough, if I could give it 100 stars I would, story is fabulous and real..it feels totally innocent in a very, very sad and demanding era, war!! The narrator is one of the best I have ever listened to, and has the London accent exact, which is rare..loved every single part of it, and have now bought the second in series. I am blown away.

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  • 22-08-21

Wonderful

The Adams Family saga is addictive, audible brings the characters alive..! Happy easy listening ... If you think this is the first book. You may be in for a surprise... keep you ear or eye out for The soldiers girl... that introduces Maisies First Love...

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awesome

I loved this audio book. First one I have heard from this author.
Once again Annie Aldington narrated in her usual fantastic way.

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Excellent Book!

Absolutely brilliant story and
narrator. Annie Addington has
improved tremendously.
You have to read it, there are 29 in the series.
I could write a lot more but I won't have have anything to
write in the other reviews.

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Brilliant

I'm not entirely sure why, but I have found myself totally drawn in to this book. It is just a book about family, poverty, loss, love, war....all aspects of life during those pre-war and war times...but I became totally invested in all the characters. I found myself laughing out loud and crying. Mary Jane Staples is a fabulous author and I can't wait to read more by her. The performance of Annie Aldington was truly outstanding. I'm off now to listen to book 2.....

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BRILLIANT. First time reading a Mary Jane Staples

From start to finish this book entertained me , great story line, very humourous in parts . Narrator was so good . Really enjoy this book. Looking forward to book 2 .

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What a find../

Mary Jane Staples what a find . I’ve never head of this author until recently. Now enjoying many of her books . Both the Adams series
And the one off stories ….Out of the past with values long forgotten.
Very funny and many real gems please find out for yourselves

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Great

Found l was laughing so much first time I have read her books and will be looking for next one and be reading it again it made such a change

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A book I would normally leave on the shelf

I picked this audio book as a freebie in Plus catalogue, even tho way off genre of my usual fare. I was so underwhelmed by the offerings and desperate for something to listen to I hit this and added to my library. When I could find nothing that tempted me in my library, I clicked on this. Never have I laughed, loved, lived and breathed a book so quickly and easily. I'm in love with little Sammy, his quips and wheeler dealing had me in stitches, in fact I burst out laughing at one quick retort that my DH jumped up panicking. It's a brilliant book, not sentimental nor wishy washy, just a fascinating account of 1900's East End hard-working decent people. Poor and forever at the pawnshop but grafters and so so proud. If a cynic like me can listen and enjoy then what are you waiting for?

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Just fabulous

A wonderful story brought to life with a superb narration. Looking forward to book two.

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