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  • Miss Appleby's Academy

  • By: Elizabeth Gill
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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By: Elizabeth Gill
Narrated by: Julia Barrie
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Summary

Emma Appleby's arrival in the County Durham village of Tow Law is sudden and mysterious, provoking deep suspicion in the locals. And because she has a child with her, seemingly out of marriage, they want nothing to do with her - except for pub landlord Mick Castle.

When Emma opens an academy and sets herself up in competition with the local school, she provokes a savage response from the community. But she will not be deterred - even when her past catches up with her and Mick is forced to choose between family and love.

©2013 Elizabeth Gill (P)2014 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Original and evocative - a born storyteller" (Trisha Ashley)
"Elizabeth Gill writes with a masterful grasp of conflicts and passions hidden among men and women of the wild North Country" (Leah Fleming)
"An enthralling and satisfying novel that will leave you wanting more" (Catherine King)

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A good Background Story

Probably enjoy reading the book rather than listen on audio, but still a good book.

The narrator is not too bad, she reads in good clear precise UK English & tries well when she changes vocals to interpret the different characters.

I will look for other stories by this author in Whyspersynce so I can enjoy reading along whilst a narrator reads the book. All the rage now.

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Really enjoyable novel

This is a gentle breeze of a novel. No surprises just a great story, easy on the mind and strong on historical authenticity.