The Scarlet Sisters - My nanna's story of secrets and heartache on the banks of the River Thames-logo

The Scarlet Sisters - My nanna's story of secrets and heartache on the banks of the River Thames

Helen Batten

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'Oh my goodness - another girl Mrs Swain!' Clara's normal iron composure broke and she screamed, 'No! That's not the bloody deal!' And that is how my nanna, Bertha Swain, entered the world. When Helen Batten's marriage breaks down, she starts on a journey of discovery into her family's past and the mysteries surrounding her enigmatic nanna's early life. What she unearths is a tale of five feisty red heads struggling to climb out of poverty and find love through two world wars. It's a story full of surprises and scandal - a death in a workhouse, a son kept in a box, a shameful war record, a clandestine marriage and children taken far too soon. It's as if there is a family curse. But Helen also finds love, resilience and hope - crazy wagers, late night Charlestons and stolen kisses. As she unravels the story of Nanna and her scarlet sisters, Helen starts to break the spell of the past, and sees a way she might herself find love again.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Annie Aldington

Length:

11h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

26:07


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

38:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:04:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:01:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:06:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

49:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:19