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The Whispering Road In true Victorian fashion, award winning author Michael pens a gripping, epic novel about a sister and brother whose mother leaves them at a workhouse in Manchester, England For Joe and Annie, the choice is escape or die [Reading] ➺ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, By Craig Russell – Kleankitchen.co.uk award winning author Michael pens a gripping [Read] ➹ Jazz Age Stories ➵ F. Scott Fitzgerald – Kleankitchen.co.uk epic novel about a sister and brother whose mother leaves them at a workhouse in Manchester ❮Ebook❯ ➣ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – Kleankitchen.co.uk England For Joe and Annie ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Wrong Blood Author Manuel de Lope – Kleankitchen.co.uk the choice is escape or die


10 thoughts on “The Whispering Road

  1. Angela Angela says:

    The author was inspired to write this book after hearing the following true story that took place near her home over a century ago A farmer and his wife took in two children, boy and girl, from the workhouse, to help with the run of the farm As the years passed, people began to notice that the children never got any older But the farm was isolated, people kept to themselves, and only when the mother of one of the children came looking for her did the truth finally emerge The farmer and his The author was inspired to write this book after hearing the following true story that took place near her home over a century ago A farmer and his wife took in two children, boy and girl, from the workhouse, to help with the run of the farm As the years passed, people began to notice that the children never got any older But the farm was isolated, people kept to themselves, and only when the mother of one of the children came looking for her did the truth finally emerge The farmer and his wife had been working the children to death, and replacing them with similar looking children from different workhouses No one ever discovered how many children had been disposed of this way Her story takes place in 1830s England, a time when industrialization was putting an end to feudalism The population growth of the poor was out of control and overflowing the slums I think that the author did a good job of bringing the environment of that time to life and incorporating satire She even included some famous historical figures in her story The suspense of the book had me turning pages for hours There were some powerful moments in the story, as well as some creepy elements, which I thought were very well written the main character s sister is possessed by spirits The book reminds me a bit of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , with British slang.A downside of the story is that it has too many chance encounters and stroke of luck moments, and there is not enough humor or novelty in those sections to distract you from noticing that


  2. Linda Lipko Linda Lipko says:

    This is a gem of a book Dickinson like, it deals with abject poverty, work houses for the poor and children whose parents cannot afford to keep them and resort to dropping them off at work houses.Realistically written without over dramatization, we travel the streets of England during the 1830 s when poor were deemed unworthy, stupid, and people to be abused.Two children, a young boy and his younger sister run away from an abusive situation at a working house Traveling through the woods they e This is a gem of a book Dickinson like, it deals with abject poverty, work houses for the poor and children whose parents cannot afford to keep them and resort to dropping them off at work houses.Realistically written without over dramatization, we travel the streets of England during the 1830 s when poor were deemed unworthy, stupid, and people to be abused.Two children, a young boy and his younger sister run away from an abusive situation at a working house Traveling through the woods they eventually arrive in Manchester, a dirty industrial town.Longing to find their mother, they met a host of characters, some good most bad.Highly recommended


  3. Stefan Bachmann Stefan Bachmann says:

    O.o THIS BOOK IS SO SAD AND DARK But also gripping and spooky and full of historical detail and an intriguing, barely there fantasy edge I read it in two days, which is the highest praise I can give tbh because I m normally the slowest sobs in direction of Goodreads Challenge being 4 books behind schedule Anyway Good stuff I m still thinking about the ending Also, I thought this was MG but if anything, it s upper, uuuuupper MG The darkness levels are easily in YA to adult territory, a O.o THIS BOOK IS SO SAD AND DARK But also gripping and spooky and full of historical detail and an intriguing, barely there fantasy edge I read it in two days, which is the highest praise I can give tbh because I m normally the slowest sobs in direction of Goodreads Challenge being 4 books behind schedule Anyway Good stuff I m still thinking about the ending Also, I thought this was MG but if anything, it s upper, uuuuupper MG The darkness levels are easily in YA to adult territory, and there were sections I skimmed because the descriptions of diseases, street fighting, and wounds were so freakin sad and gritty.Lastly, I remember reviewing Livi Michael s follow up book Faerie Heart for a magazine ages ago and being a big fan I still remember that book fondly and would highly recommend it I really need to readof this author s work


  4. Becky Becky says:

    Set in 19th Century England, Joe and Annie have been sent to work on a farm When they left the workhouse they thought they were lucky, but this is much worse worked to the bone and violently beaten they know they need to escape The pair make a run for it and decide to head towards Manchester, to see if they can find their mum, she always promised to come back and now is the time to reunite.Along the way they meet a host of characters, some nice and others only want to use them, the pair must Set in 19th Century England, Joe and Annie have been sent to work on a farm When they left the workhouse they thought they were lucky, but this is much worse worked to the bone and violently beaten they know they need to escape The pair make a run for it and decide to head towards Manchester, to see if they can find their mum, she always promised to come back and now is the time to reunite.Along the way they meet a host of characters, some nice and others only want to use them, the pair must learn who to trust and how to survive.Joe is a cheeky chap, not completely sure of his age but somewhere around 12 14 He likes to tell stories and has a way with words, he is close to his sister but finds her very hard work Annie has always been strange and is some sort of Medium, able to see Ghosts Very strange, and doesn t speak much but very dependant on Joe.I liked the two main children, they had a good bond and I really felt for them Annie was very odd, but I just wanted to hug her, her upbringing had been so tough And the sad thing is, these things really did happen, children were sold as cheap workers, slave like and beaten or worked to death.There is lots of mystery and a hint of magic in the story but it is namely a historical fiction, the scene is set well and I could clearly picture everything, I really did walk down that road with Annie and Joe.Joe ends up leaving Annie and gets involved with a street gang, the characters there are great, so diverse, a real jumble but all very real I loved little Queenie, so tough and brave holding it together, the whole group was so diverse There were moments in this book where I laughed out loud and others where I had tears in my eyes For the most part I was hooked into the story and really enjoyed it However, there is the chunk of the book where Joe is taken in by a wealthy man, this part of teh book takes on a ratherpolitical angle, discussing the affects of poverty on people and what the best ways to stop the poor from spreading would be This was OK for a little while as it offered an insight of how the other half lived in that time, but for me it went on a bit too long and really slowed the book down I found myself losing focus and scanning the paragraphs a little bit, when Joe finally left there I breathed a sigh of relief.But that was only a small issue and I actually really did like this book The language and setting of the time was right down and the characters captured my heart I m glad I decided to keep hold of this book to read


  5. Jennifer Lott Jennifer Lott says:

    This book reminded me of Oliver Twist, but it wasfast paced and I think younger readers will getmessages out of it The layered worlds the protagonist experiences in 1830s Manchester tell you a lot about society in general What struck me most about Joe was that he was a survivor Whenever he was selfish, heartless even at one point in the story, it was from the realistic perspective of that struggle You could say his whole journey is a desperate search to belong somewhere I saw it This book reminded me of Oliver Twist, but it wasfast paced and I think younger readers will getmessages out of it The layered worlds the protagonist experiences in 1830s Manchester tell you a lot about society in general What struck me most about Joe was that he was a survivor Whenever he was selfish, heartless even at one point in the story, it was from the realistic perspective of that struggle You could say his whole journey is a desperate search to belong somewhere I saw itas a strenuous climb up the hierarchy of needs In the end, his triumph is that he climbs beyond survival He can care about people who need him, rather than see them as a burden He can care what he does for a living and even look forward to his future


  6. Saba Basharat Saba Basharat says:

    Excellent book Loved the characters and plot Great for learning about workhouse, Victorian times and just for general reading at the end of day to children Explores different issues such as family, friendship, loneliness, belonging.


  7. BubblesTheMonkey BubblesTheMonkey says:

    This book had a great influence on me because now I know how tough things could get for me in the future It s a great book about an adventurous boy named Joe, but he also has many other names.


  8. twilightsprincess twilightsprincess says:

    I was really surprised by this book I really loved it The theme of freedom was strong It was interesting to see how no matter how hard the main character wanted freedom and without responsibilities, he was never truly free I really suggest this book


  9. Amanda Amanda says:

    I m rather torn between giving this 3 stars or 4 I really liked the ending and the historical basis was interesting, but most of the book was really long and slow, and I didn t much care for the main character However, like the story, I liked himtowards the end, which I think you re supposed to, but it was still annoying during the beginning and middle.


  10. Tanya Tanya says:

    I ve never really read a book like this before and was surprised that I enjoyed it so much There is a lot of plot to keep you entertained and it touches upon many issues and subjects The only problem I would say is that it gets a bit slow in some places but I don t mind.


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