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Horace was 10, Ethel seven, when Jim Cooper, home from the trenches, minus an arm and just about managing on his own, found them huddled in a doorway on a wet night in Walworth. Slightly against his better judgement he took them in, fed them cocoa and put them to sleep in his bed. A few days later he found that - somehow - he had become the unofficial guardian of Horace and Ethel. It was him, the orphanage, or separation for the gutsy little pair who would have to be farmed out to anyone who would take them, and Jim felt a sudden affinity for the two cheeky cockney kids. The first thing he had to do was find fresh lodgings for them all.

Miss Rebecca Pilgrim was a woman of strict Victorian principles, eminently respectable, and determined to keep her privacy intact. She had reckoned without her new lodgers - Horace, Ethel and, above all, the irrepressible Jim Cooper. And thus began the humanising of Miss Pilgrim, who turned out to be younger, prettier and far gentler than any of them had suspected.

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

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Loved this book

Brilliant story. I chuckled all the way through, and the narration couldn't be better. Already looking for my next read.

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‘Orris and Effel are a delight

I read this book years ago and loved it. Loved the audio book even more. Such a lovely story. The narrator was superb and brought the characters to life.

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A beautiful story

A wonderful full story over too soon. Narrated beautifully and l do hope there is a sequel to this book as would love to follow the family going forward.

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Beautiful

This story had me entranced from the first chapter. Beautifully written and narrated, I really didn't want it to end. I also loved that you tied it in with the Adams family saga. I think this book could have a sequel, I would love to hear a story of their adult lives.

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Nice easy listen ,heartwarming storyline

if your already a fan of mary Jane staples you will undoubtedly enjoy this heart warming story.

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Delightful story!

Really didn't want it to end! Would be lovely if the story continued.
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  • 27-02-21

Very good clean title

I was thoroughly entertained by this story the kids made the story funny and sweet.