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THE TRUE AND SPLENDID HISTORY OF THE HARRISTOWN SISTERS

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Caroline Lennon

Historical Fiction • 17 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Caroline Lennon's lilting performance is splendid in this lively look at morality and the Victorians' well-documented obsession with hair. In 1865, the seven Swiney sisters of Harristown, Ireland, are endowed with luxurious, lustrous, overabundant tresses--from golden to raven black--and beautiful voices. To avoid starvation, they become The Swiney Godivas, a vaudeville act. They sing, dance, and perform mini hair-related dramas, and as the pièce de résistance, they let down their hair. Lennon captures the melodic Irish rhythms in both descriptions and dialogue. Each sister's voice is unique--sweet or whiny or fierce. The story is based on the real-life Sutherland sisters of upstate New York, who were also known for their lavish locks. Top-notch listening. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2016]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio • 2015

CD ISBN 9781490682280 $123.75 • Fifteen CDs

DD ISBN 9781490682631 $109.00

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