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The Boy with the Latch Key

Cathy Sharp

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Heartache and hardship in London’s East End, from the bestselling author of The Orphans of Halfpenny Street. It’s the 1950’s and the orphans of Halfpenny Street have found a new home in the Essex countryside at Halfpenny House. Meanwhile, back among the slum clearances of Bethnal Green, St Saviour’s has now been partially given over to a home for disturbed girls though it still serves as a reception centre for local children who are in desperate need. Amongst these are Archie and his sister June. They’ve been latch key’ kids; fending for themselves while their caring but harassed and careworn mum tries to make ends meet. Now she’s been accused of theft and prison seems inescapable. Archie has no intention of letting his mum go down. He knows she’s innocent and will do anything to prove it. But can he help his mum before adoption, and the authorities, take him and June away forever?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Antonia Beamish

Length:

11h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:38