Featherweight by Mick Kitson audiobook

Featherweight

By Mick Kitson
Read by Katy Sobey

Bolinda Audio 9781838851927

Unabridged

Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Featherweight is a story of overcoming all the odds, and a woman centuries ahead of her time, set on the canals of 19-century England.

Annie Perry is born beside the coal-muddied canals of the Black Country at the height of the industrial revolution. When her father dies, her Romi family can no longer afford to keep her, and at nine years old she is sold for six guineas to the famous and feared bare-knuckle boxer Bill Perry, the Tipton Slasher.

Bill is starting to lose his strength but insists he has one last fight in him. In fear for his life, Annie steps into the ring, fists raised in his defence. From that moment on, she will fight – for Bill and for her future.

A whole new world opens up for Annie, one of love, fortune, family and education, but also of danger. One wrong move, one misstep, and the course of her life will be changed forever.

'Kitson writes clearly and concisely.' Jenni Fagan

'Gripping and hopeful.' Elle

'Endearing.' Metro

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Author Bio: Mick Kitson

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Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English