Listen to a clip from The Tulip Girl by Margaret Dickinson, read by Julia Franklin
An enthralling story of love, rivalry and courage.
Abandoned outside an orphanage as a newborn baby, spirited Maddie March has had to fight her way through life. So when she finds a home at Few Farm with Frank Brackenbury and his household, she welcomes the chance for a fresh start.
Work on the farm is hard, but believing herself truly loved for the first time in her young life by the farmer's son, Michael, even the animosity of the housekeeper Mrs Trowbridge cannot mar Maddie's newfound happiness.
1947 brings harsh winter, sweeping devastation over the farm and threatening the Brackenburys' livelihood. All seems lost, until Maddie has an idea that might save them all from poverty.
But then she discovers she is pregnant . . .
The Tulip Girl is Margaret Dickinson's captivating Lincolnshire
saga about the endurance of true love in the face of adversity.