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Christmas Past

Glenice Crossland

When seventeen-year-old Mary O'Connor collapses one Sunday in church she is taken to live with Dr Roberts and his wife in a beautiful Yorkshire village for her health. Though initially employed as a maid, Mary soon becomes the daughter the couple were never able to have. With Britain at war, unable to remain idle, Mary finds employment in the local steel works but when her fiancé Tom Downing is killed in action Mary is convinced it is retribution for their night of sin during Tom's Christmas leave. However, Mary grows to love Jack Holmes, a local miner. They marry and move into a humble terrace house with little but their love to keep them going. As the years pass Mary is determined to achieve success for herself and her family. She sets up her own dressmaking business and it seems as if she has finally found peace of mind. But the business starts to dominate her life until tragedy once more threatens to destroy all she most cherishes...

When seventeen-year-old Mary O'Connor collapses one Sunday in church she is taken to live with Dr Roberts and his wife in a beautiful Yorkshire village for her health. Though initially employed as a maid, Mary soon becomes the daughter the couple were never able to have. With Britain at war, unable to remain idle, Mary finds employment in the local steel works but when her fiancé Tom Downing is killed in action Mary is convinced it is retribution for their night of sin during Tom's Christmas leave. However, Mary grows to love Jack Holmes, a local miner. They marry and move into a humble terrace house with little but their love to keep them going. As the years pass Mary is determined to achieve success for herself and her family. She sets up her own dressmaking business and it seems as if she has finally found peace of mind. But the business starts to dominate her life until tragedy once more threatens to destroy all she most cherishes...
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When seventeen-year-old Mary O'Connor collapses one Sunday in church she is taken to live with Dr Roberts and his wife in a beautiful Yorkshire village for her health. Though initially employed as a maid, Mary soon becomes the daughter the couple were never able to have. With Britain at war, unable to remain idle, Mary finds employment in the local steel works but when her fiancé Tom Downing is killed in action Mary is convinced it is retribution for their night of sin during Tom's Christmas leave. However, Mary grows to love Jack Holmes, a local miner. They marry and move into a humble terrace house with little but their love to keep them going. As the years pass Mary is determined to achieve success for herself and her family. She sets up her own dressmaking business and it seems as if she has finally found peace of mind. But the business starts to dominate her life until tragedy once more threatens to destroy all she most cherishes...

Language:

English

Narrators:

Maggie Mash

Length:

11h 27m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

23:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

29:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

29:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:27