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  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Winter’s Daughter

By: Val Wood
Narrated by: Anne Dover
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With her trademark warmth and powerful characters, Winter's Daughter is a stunning Victorian saga—about a young child separated from her mother, and the family who bring her in from the cold.

Hull, 1856.

James Ripley and his wife Moira have always looked out for the poor of Hull. When, during one stormy night, there is a flood in a nearby cellar—a popular shelter for the homeless—James rushes to help.

Among those rescued is a dark-haired little girl who speaks a language no one can understand. Some say that she came to the cellar with her mother, but no one knows where the mother is now.

Concerned for the child's safety, James is unsure of what to do. Where has the girl's mother disappeared to? And what can be done to help the homeless who have lost the only shelter they knew?

A stunning story of family, love and the importance of kindness, from the Sunday Times bestselling author Val Wood.

©2022 Val Wood (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"A heart-warming story filled with compelling action." (Rosie Goodwin)

"Hull's answer to Catherine Cookson." (BBC Radio 4's Front Row)

"Wonderfully fully-fleshed characters are the mainstay of [Val Wood's] stories." (Peterborough Telegraph)

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A lovely book

I really enjoyed this book. The main characters were very likeable and it was a good story. I didn't want it to end! It was very well narrated by Anne Dover.

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Captivating Story

This one is a real page-turner. It keep me listening from start to finish - and I didn't really know what to expect next. One of the best audio books I have listened too. Thank you,

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Great Story

l loved this book from beginning to end. The main characters are kind and caring. Although it is a sad subject it is well tackled and has a positive ending.

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wonderful story

I absolutely loved this story, didn't want it to finish and as always Anne Dover was brilliant .

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For the fans of history novels...

A gently written, informative and ultimately uplifting story addressing poverty in historical Hull, England. Well read by Anne Dover.