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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

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  • Wonderful!

  • By Audrey Beattie on 2018-12-17

a gentle story

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Reviewed: 2019-01-05

I loved the narration, was very fitting to this period piece. Thank You. lovely story.