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Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: boc3
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Running away from a failed love affair, the lead character of the story, a very shy, bashful man, finds himself snowed up in a remote coaching inn called The Holly Tree. He spends much of the next seven days recalling strange tales of inns around Great Britain, Europe, and America and remembering those which he has himself visited.

After several days he overcomes his shyness sufficiently to ask the boot-boy for a drink and a chat. The boots has his own extraordinary yarn to tell about two small children who elope to Gretna Green to marry in secret. When at last the road to the village is dug out sufficiently for the traveler to leave, the tale takes a strange turn …

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About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.

About the Narrator

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.