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  • The Halfpenny Girls at Christmas

  • By: Maggie Mason
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Summary

The second novel in the brand-new saga series by Maggie Mason - meet the Halfpenny Girls....  

Will their prayers be answered at the most wonderful time of the year?

As Christmas approaches, Alice, Edith and Marg continue to face hardships growing up on one of the poorest streets in Blackpool. Penniless, their friendship has helped them survive this far, but it'll take more than that to see them through the dark days that lie ahead....

Newly married Alice receives shocking news about her pregnancy that threatens the future she's always dreamed of. Marg is struggling to care for her ailing mother and ensure her little sister receives the education she deserves. Edith is grieving the loss of her family while preparing to marry her sweetheart. 

The Halfpenny Girls once again are faced with a struggle, but with the festive season upon them, will family, friendship and Christmas spirit see them through?

The second in a brand-new series from fan favourite Maggie Mason, The Halfpenny Girls is the perfect heart-warming family saga about overcoming hardship and the value of friendship. Perfect for fans of Val Wood, Kitty Neale and Rosie Goodwin.

©2021 Maggie Mason (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

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"In the grand tradition of sagas set down by the late and great Catherine Cookson." (Jean Fullerton on Blackpool Lass)

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Halfpenny girls Christmas

Loved the story maggie Mason gives a good story. Sadly the narration gave me headache. Didn't do the charactors justice. Sorry x

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The half penny girls at Christmas

This story was absolutely ruined by the narrator. There was no way I could listen to the end. Loved the first book. The narrator knew how to bring the characters to life. Please only use Anne Dover.

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Did not enjoy the reader in this one, first book was much better. Found it very hard to listen to this one

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Loved it 🥰

I love these books but wish Ann Dover had read number two x sorry Julia x

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Book 2

Enjoyed book 2 of the series but preferred the voice of the previous book. Still enjoyed listening though.

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👏👏👏👏Maggie Mason

I was so excited to listen to what was next in store for The Halfpenny Girls, what brilliant story lines. I'm so looking forward to the next book 😊❤

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Lancashire at its finest !

I love the story. I love the way it's written and the true accents of the narrator. Although I'm from down south ,I wish I had lived there. Keep them alive Maggie Mason.