Joan Jonker Sweet Rosie O Grady

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Sweet Rosie O Grady

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Neighbours Molly Bennett and Nellie McDonough are thrilled to see their children settling down. Jill and Steve are making wedding plans and Doreen waits patiently at home for Phil's next leave. But the Second World War is separating loved ones forever and the future looks bleak... Then Rosie O'Grady arrives in Liverpool from Ireland and Molly and Nellie are in for a treat. With her sparkling blue eyes and youthful charm, sweet Rosie O'Grady is like a breath of fresh air. Her direct approach to life soon has everyone crying with laughter; and Molly's son, Tommy, who used to think girls were nothing but a nuisance, is in for a pleasant surprise...

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About the Author:

Joan Jonker was born and bred in Liverpool. She led a rich and varied life and was devoted to her family. Before writing novels, she worked tirelessly for the charity-run organisation Victims of Violence which she founded in 1976. Sadly, Joan died in 2006, but she is remembered fondly by her family and friends and her multitude of fans.

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Life in Liverpool at the onset of WWII is fun and rewarding, according to Joan Jonks, who demonstrates her Pollyanna vision through the eyes and mouths of best friends Molly and Nellie, matriarchs of two perfect families, struggling and happy during the Blitz. Because of repetitious material, the author's vision would be best served by an abridged recording. The narrator, Lynda Rooke, has a fine voice and is able to wander through the sameness of the plot with skilled control. However, she makes unfortunate choices in vocal personification for many of the characters, whose raucousness sounds like constant yelling. This assault on the ears makes the 12-cassette production seem even longer. J.P. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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