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Minding Frankie

Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy is back with a tale of joy, heartbreak and hope, about a motherless girl collectively raised by a close-knit Dublin community. When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once she's born. But as a single father battling demons of his own, Noel can't do it alone. Fortunately, he has a competent, caring network of friends, family and neighbors: Lisa, his unlucky-in-love classmate, who moves in with him to help him care for little Frankie around the clock; his American cousin, Emily, always there with a pep talk; the newly retired Dr. Hat, with more time on his hands than he knows what to do with; Dr. Declan and Fiona and their baby son, Frankie's first friend; and many eager babysitters, including old friends Signora and Aidan and Frankie's doting grandparents, Josie and Charles. But not everyone is pleased with the unconventional arrangement, especially a nosy social worker, Moira, who is convinced that Frankie would be better off in a foster home. Now it's up to Noel to persuade her that everyone in town has something special to offer when it comes to minding Frankie.

Maeve Binchy is back with a tale of joy, heartbreak and hope, about a motherless girl collectively raised by a close-knit Dublin community. When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once she's born. But as a single father battling demons of his own, Noel can't do it alone. Fortunately, he has a competent, caring network of friends, family and neighbors: Lisa, his unlucky-in-love classmate, who moves in with him to help him care for little Frankie around the clock; his American cousin, Emily, always there with a pep talk; the newly retired Dr. Hat, with more time on his hands than he knows what to do with; Dr. Declan and Fiona and their baby son, Frankie's first friend; and many eager babysitters, including old friends Signora and Aidan and Frankie's doting grandparents, Josie and Charles. But not everyone is pleased with the unconventional arrangement, especially a nosy social worker, Moira, who is convinced that Frankie would be better off in a foster home. Now it's up to Noel to persuade her that everyone in town has something special to offer when it comes to minding Frankie.
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Maeve Binchy is back with a tale of joy, heartbreak and hope, about a motherless girl collectively raised by a close-knit Dublin community. When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once she's born. But as a single father battling demons of his own, Noel can't do it alone. Fortunately, he has a competent, caring network of friends, family and neighbors: Lisa, his unlucky-in-love classmate, who moves in with him to help him care for little Frankie around the clock; his American cousin, Emily, always there with a pep talk; the newly retired Dr. Hat, with more time on his hands than he knows what to do with; Dr. Declan and Fiona and their baby son, Frankie's first friend; and many eager babysitters, including old friends Signora and Aidan and Frankie's doting grandparents, Josie and Charles. But not everyone is pleased with the unconventional arrangement, especially a nosy social worker, Moira, who is convinced that Frankie would be better off in a foster home. Now it's up to Noel to persuade her that everyone in town has something special to offer when it comes to minding Frankie.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sile Bermingham

Length:

6h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:30