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GIVEAWAY – 3 copies of The Sixpenny Orphan set in RYHOPE, Sunderland

7th May 2023

GIVEAWAY. We are delighted to offer 3 copies of The Sixpenny Orphan set in RYHOPE, Sunderland.

UK only

3 copies of The Sixpenny Orphan set in RYHOPE, Sunderland

‘Please, sir, take us both. We only have each other. We don’t know how to live apart.’

After the death of their parents, sisters Poppy and Rose are taken in by widow Nellie Harper. But whilst they have a roof over their heads, the young orphans are unloved, unwanted, and always hungry, with only one pair of boots between them. Keen to make money, Nellie hatches a plan to sell the girls to the mysterious Mr Scurrfield. But when the day comes for them to leave, Scurrfield reveals he will take only one of the sisters – and he will decide which it will be on the turn of a sixpence.

Ten years later, Poppy is married with three children. Not a day goes by when she doesn’t think about Rose, but after many years of searching, Poppy has accepted that her sister is lost to her. That is until a letter suddenly arrives, revealing Rose’s fate and breaking Poppy’s heart. Determined to be reunited with her beloved sister, Poppy sets out to bring Rose home.

3 copies of The Sixpenny Orphan set in RYHOPE, Sunderland

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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 21/05/2023 at 11:29 am

    WINNERS:

    Galadriel
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  2. User: Katherine McDonald

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 10:29 pm

    Saville by David Storey

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  3. User: carrowkid

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 9:43 pm

    I’m reading “Magpie Murders” which really brings to life the stunning Suffolk countryside.

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  4. User: Victoria Bazley

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 9:21 pm

    I’m reading The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies which is heavily based in beautiful Malta.

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  5. User: andyszym

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 3:30 pm

    Murder Before Evensong by Richard Coles

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  6. User: Sheena Read

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 2:24 pm

    The Season by Charlotte Bingham which is based between Ireland, England and High Society London

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  7. User: lynnbedson

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 10:56 am

    songs of blue and gold. a beautiful story based in corfu

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  8. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 9:39 am

    I’m reading The Hike by Lucy Clarke, which is set in the Norwegian wilderness.

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  9. User: Vdavison93

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 7:54 am

    I’ve just finished reading The Quality of Silence, a suspense novel heavily location based in Alaska.

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  10. User: Lauren Old

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 6:42 am

    The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

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  11. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 6:36 am

    Royal arsenal champions of the South
    Really is a great read

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  12. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 20/05/2023 at 4:07 am

    Dying Light by Stuart Macbride set in Aberdeen, granite & grit.

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  13. User: Patricia Barrett

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 10:07 pm

    The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

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  14. User: Claire Hamilton

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 9:34 pm

    I’m currently reading Songs of Blue and Gold by Deborah Lawrenson

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  15. User: Joyce Willis

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 9:19 pm

    Earlier this year I read Forever by Pete Hamill which is set in New York but over a period of three hundred years

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  16. User: Adrian Bold

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 9:16 pm

    Eight Months on Ghazza Street by Hilary Mantel

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  17. User: Posycosy

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 8:19 pm

    I’m reading The Weight of Loss by Sally Oliver. When I picked this book I hadn’t realised that Sally used to work in my hairdressers as a Saturday girl. It’s a small world. Sally uses local settings in Lancaster & then as the novel progresses moves to London & Wales. I love the local descriptions best of course, but there are fascinating descriptions of some of the London cemeteries!

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  18. User: Tonkatol

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 8:02 pm

    Dangerous Lady by Martina Cole – I’ve read this book before, but a number of years ago. Like most of her novels, this one is set in London’s East End and is based on gangland crime.

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  19. User: Calli

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 6:29 pm

    I am reading Twopence to Cross the Mersey by Helen Forrester.
    This is my 3rd time of reading it, one of my favourite books and writers.

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  20. User: Karen R

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 4:22 pm

    I’ve just started Hear no Evil by Sarah Smith, which is set in Glasgow in 1817 🙂

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  21. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 11:56 am

    I’m reading The Start of Something by Miranda Dickinson at the moment. It’s more character than location based, however it is set in Richmond which is a town I know well.

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  22. User: aspella

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 9:58 am

    I’m currently reading The Stranger in Our Bed by Samantha Lee Howe, it’s set in London but not very big on location.

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  23. User: Rosiej

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 6:46 am

    The daughters of war set in Devon and malta

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  24. User: Lesevans6

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 5:23 am

    The Hollow Land by Jane Gardam

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  25. User: DjSexey

    Posted on: 19/05/2023 at 4:46 am

    I have just startedThe People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley.

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  26. User: Sheri

    Posted on: 18/05/2023 at 8:32 pm

    The Museum of Innocence, set in Istanbul the 1980s

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  27. User: Laura Pritchard

    Posted on: 18/05/2023 at 6:07 pm

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett – Mississippi is a strong location in that!

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  28. User: Cotswoldlass

    Posted on: 18/05/2023 at 1:26 pm

    Have just finished High Force by L J Ross. Love the strong North East setting of all of her Ryan books

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  29. User: mezlou84

    Posted on: 18/05/2023 at 12:50 pm

    I am rereading The Whitby Witches I loved from childhood. Havent read them for over 20yrs and had to get them 2nd hand from amazon and 1 from ebay but enjoying them again.

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  30. User: chris2468

    Posted on: 18/05/2023 at 10:36 am

    What are you reading at the moment that is strong on location?. . . . Forever by Pete Hamill . . . in New York

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  31. User: Erica Hughes

    Posted on: 17/05/2023 at 5:22 pm

    The Colour of Death by Frances Lloyd

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  32. User: Buddy

    Posted on: 17/05/2023 at 6:12 am

    The People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley.

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  33. User: Richard Tyler

    Posted on: 16/05/2023 at 8:42 pm

    Chain of Gold – Victorian London

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  34. User: Yatota74

    Posted on: 16/05/2023 at 8:15 pm

    I’m currently reading book number 3 (out of 4) from the Adrift series, it’s a time travel story and they are stranded somewhere on the Marquesas Islands

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  35. User: EllieL

    Posted on: 16/05/2023 at 11:43 am

    I’ve just finished Still Life, by Val McDermid, a Karen Pirie novel. Leading the cold case unit Karen is flitting all around Scotland…. Edinburgh, Glasgow, coastal Fife when a body is fished out of the sea. Then on to France where the dead man lived, and finally to Ireland tracking down someone who was thought to have died 10 years ago. I loved it!

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  36. User: Yvonne@FictionBooks

    Posted on: 15/05/2023 at 10:56 am

    I am reading book #7 in ‘The Railway Girls’ series by Maisie Thomas. It is about life on the home-front during WWII and is predominantly about a group of women who are working to keep the railways of Manchester running and in good repair, whilst the men are away fighting on the frontline. A strong sense of time and place and full of social history!

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  37. User: Turtledove

    Posted on: 15/05/2023 at 4:27 am

    Just starting We Still Wrote Letters Then by Diana Miserez based mainly in Africa and Asia.

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  38. User: netty

    Posted on: 14/05/2023 at 7:07 pm

    I hope there is a happy ending with the sisters reunited. I would love to find out by reading this book.

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  39. User: Helen Warrener

    Posted on: 14/05/2023 at 1:06 pm

    At present I am reading The Clinic by Sally-Anne Martin and it’s definitely a toe curler. Based in an old asylum on the Yorkshire Moors. Very scenic and creepy

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  40. User: andyi

    Posted on: 12/05/2023 at 5:45 pm

    I’ve got to say I’m not reading a book at the moment, as I got married on the 9th. Maybe I should write one about it!

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  41. User: atebbs

    Posted on: 12/05/2023 at 9:06 am

    This souds like a good read

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  42. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 11/05/2023 at 4:02 pm

    Colm Toibin’s The Magician set in Germany – love reading about different lands and different times x

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  43. User: fiona waterworth

    Posted on: 10/05/2023 at 7:53 pm

    the massacre of mankind which is based around london, nice to see a book on a place just down the road in ryhope

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  44. User: Lisa Wilkinson

    Posted on: 10/05/2023 at 4:13 pm

    The Island of Missing Trees is set in both Cyprus and London

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  45. User: claire woods

    Posted on: 10/05/2023 at 3:48 pm

    The People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley.

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  46. User: galadrial

    Posted on: 10/05/2023 at 2:50 pm

    I am reading a book by Richard LLewellyn called How green was my Valley, it is set in the South Wales valleys.

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  47. User: Amy

    Posted on: 10/05/2023 at 2:30 pm

    im reading sophies world it so amazing1!

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  48. User: Sarah Parker

    Posted on: 10/05/2023 at 2:24 pm

    Chain of Gold – set in Victorian London

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  49. User: Monarch

    Posted on: 10/05/2023 at 2:15 pm

    Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley set in the Lake District. It is the first Cathy Bramley book I have read but won’t be the last.

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  50. User: Michie

    Posted on: 10/05/2023 at 11:36 am

    A Perfect Cornish Summer by Phillipa Ashley

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  51. User: David Paterson

    Posted on: 09/05/2023 at 10:43 am

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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  52. User: Lesley Morton-Evans

    Posted on: 09/05/2023 at 8:58 am

    Coastliners by Joanne Harris . So very atmospheric.

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  53. User: dshort1994

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 10:45 pm

    A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini (Kabul)

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  54. User: Sue Barton

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 10:31 pm

    I am reading Hardacre set in East Yorkshire

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  55. User: Denice

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 8:22 pm

    I am almost at the end of ‘All the Devil’s are Here’ by Louise Penny & if you’ve not read it I cannot rate it high enough! A truly brilliant book.

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  56. User: Denice

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 8:22 pm

    I am almost at the end of ‘All the Devil’s are Here’ by Louise Penny and if you’ve not read it I cannot rate it high enough! A truly brilliant book

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  57. User: Rowy45

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 7:29 pm

    I am rereading my favourite book from childhood.
    The Lion the witch and the wardrobe c s Lewis
    Set in Narnia it’s magical!

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  58. User: Marycarol

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 7:24 pm

    One more day by Emma Heatherington set in beautiful Louth Neagh in N Ireland and West Cork in S Ireland

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  59. User: AlyCat

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 7:08 pm

    I’m reading a proof copy of a new book by Gillian McAllister called Just Another Missing Person which is set in Portishead, a small seaside town in the west country that I know well.

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  60. User: pennwood

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 7:06 pm

    The Mother’s Promise by Dilly Court set in London

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  61. User: Brenda Hackett

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 6:45 pm

    The Killing Snows set in Ireland during the potatoe famine

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  62. User: jennifer moville

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 4:46 pm

    am reading Labyrinth by kate mosse – very much set in carcassonne in france

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  63. User: becksta75

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 3:52 pm

    A fatal crossing by tom hindle which is set onboard an ocean liner

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  64. User: marees30

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 3:11 pm

    I am reading the Trader’s series by Anna Jacobs, set in Western Australia, Ireland and at sea

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  65. User: redfox5

    Posted on: 08/05/2023 at 1:44 pm

    I’m reading ‘Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi’. Unfortunately it’s not really strong on location as it’s set in a dystopian America.

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  66. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 07/05/2023 at 6:16 pm

    The Sixpenny Orphan:
    At present I am reading The Dartmoor Murders by Stephanie Austin. This novel is set in Ashburton in Devon. The main character, Juno Browne, is an amateur sleuth running a small antique shop. It is a lovely gripping story. I would recommend it.

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