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From multi-million best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson and inspired by E. Nesbit's timeless classic, The Primrose Railway Children is a gorgeous, heartwarming story of family secrets and new adventures.

Sit back and enjoy the journey!

Phoebe Robinson loves making up stories - just like her wonderful, imaginative dad.

When he mysteriously disappears, Phoebe, Perry, Becks and their mum must leave everything behind and move to a small cottage in the middle of nowhere.

Struggling to feel at home and missing her dad terribly, Phoebe's only distraction is her guinea pig, Daisy. Until the family discover the thrilling steam trains at the railway station and, suddenly, every day is filled with adventure.

But Phoebe still can't help wondering: what is Mum hiding, and, more worryingly, is Dad okay? 

©2021 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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"An unbelievable talent." (David Walliams) 

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One of my best books

I loved reading and listening to The Primrose Railway Children. I didn’t want to finish it! 💜

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brilliant stuff

absolutely loved the storyline! Jacqueline Wilson is an amazing author and I highly recommend any of her books.

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very close to the railway children story

I usually love anything by this author. I was just a little disappointed by how much seem to be based the story The Railway Children.felt a little bit sorry the original author of The Railway Children. to be fair it was perhaps a good insight into how it feels to have a parent in the criminal justice system for children.

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Lovely

I am never disappointed with J W books. As I was listening I was concluding the plot. I was not far wrong

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loved it

I really liked this story, the narrator was annoying at first but it started to get very relaxing to listen to. I really liked the storyline, and it was overall a very good audio book.