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The Railwayman's Wife - A Novel

Ashley Hay

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Description:

Amid the strange, silent aftermath of World War II, a widow, a poet, and a doctor search for lasting peace and fresh beginnings in this internationally acclaimed, award-winning novel. When Anikka Lachlan's husband, Mac, is killed in a railway accident, she is offered - and accepts - a job at the Railway Institute's library and searches there for some solace in her unexpectedly new life. But in Thirroul in 1948, she's not the only person trying to chase dreams through books. There's Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war but who has now lost his words and his hope. There's Frank Draper, trapped by the guilt of those his medical treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle to find their own peace and their own new stories. But along with the firming of this triangle of friendship and a sense of lives inching toward renewal come other extremities - and misunderstandings. In the end love and freedom can have unexpected ways of expressing themselves. The Railwayman's Wife explores the power of beginnings and endings and how hard it can sometimes be to tell them apart. Most of all it celebrates love in all its forms and the beauty of discovering that loving someone can be as extraordinary as being loved yourself.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fiona Hardingham, Steve West

Length:

8h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

31:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

22:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:47