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The Doorstep Girls

Val Wood

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Ruby and Grace had grown up in the slums of Middle Court, the poorest place in Hull. Friends since early childhood, they had supported each other in bad times and good. Ruby's ma, Bess, addicted to the opium which dulled the pain of her miserable existence, tried hard to be a good mother, but without too much success, while Grace's parents, Bob and Lizzie, looked after the girl as well as their own family as best they could. But the two families were bound together by more than friendship, and secrets from the past threatened to make their hard lives even more difficult. The local cotton mill had provided work for Ruby and Grace since they were nine years old, but with the decline of the industry they, like many others, were cast off. Both girls found themselves the object of attention from the mill owner's sons, but as times grew harder, and money became ever scarcer, Grace became involved in militant campaigns against poverty and injustice, while Ruby was tempted into prostitution. Both girls were searching for something which would take them far away from the slums they had always known.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kim Hicks

Length:

13h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

18:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

18:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

19:10