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Rosa's Island

Val Wood

Rosa grew up an orphan in a remote, watery island fastness on the wild East coast of Yorkshire. Taken in as a small child by the motherly Mrs Drew, she realised as she grew up that this large and seemingly close farming family contained many troubled souls. Mr Drew, whose religious fervour held a dark secret; Jim, the eldest son, who was terrified of something from his past; Delia, longing to escape from the island; and tall, handsome, confident Matthew, who wanted only one thing - Rosa herself. But Rosa's background was one of mystery. Her mother, before she drowned in the dyke near their home, had always promised that one day Rosa's father would return to her - a handsome Spaniard, with jewels and silks in treasure chests, sailing in on a ship with golden sails. Mr Drew knew the secret of Rosa's past - and so did the two mysterious Irishmen, who came back to the island after many years and who threatened everything which Rosa held most dear. Other novels by Valerie Wood include: The Hungry Tide, winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction, Annie, Children of the Tide, The Romany Girl, Emily, and Going Home.

Rosa grew up an orphan in a remote, watery island fastness on the wild East coast of Yorkshire. Taken in as a small child by the motherly Mrs Drew, she realised as she grew up that this large and seemingly close farming family contained many troubled souls. Mr Drew, whose religious fervour held a dark secret; Jim, the eldest son, who was terrified of something from his past; Delia, longing to escape from the island; and tall, handsome, confident Matthew, who wanted only one thing - Rosa herself. But Rosa's background was one of mystery. Her mother, before she drowned in the dyke near their home, had always promised that one day Rosa's father would return to her - a handsome Spaniard, with jewels and silks in treasure chests, sailing in on a ship with golden sails. Mr Drew knew the secret of Rosa's past - and so did the two mysterious Irishmen, who came back to the island after many years and who threatened everything which Rosa held most dear. Other novels by Valerie Wood include: The Hungry Tide, winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction, Annie, Children of the Tide, The Romany Girl, Emily, and Going Home.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Rosa grew up an orphan in a remote, watery island fastness on the wild East coast of Yorkshire. Taken in as a small child by the motherly Mrs Drew, she realised as she grew up that this large and seemingly close farming family contained many troubled souls. Mr Drew, whose religious fervour held a dark secret; Jim, the eldest son, who was terrified of something from his past; Delia, longing to escape from the island; and tall, handsome, confident Matthew, who wanted only one thing - Rosa herself. But Rosa's background was one of mystery. Her mother, before she drowned in the dyke near their home, had always promised that one day Rosa's father would return to her - a handsome Spaniard, with jewels and silks in treasure chests, sailing in on a ship with golden sails. Mr Drew knew the secret of Rosa's past - and so did the two mysterious Irishmen, who came back to the island after many years and who threatened everything which Rosa held most dear. Other novels by Valerie Wood include: The Hungry Tide, winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction, Annie, Children of the Tide, The Romany Girl, Emily, and Going Home.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Phyllida Nash

Length:

11h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

24:15