Martina Cole was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of fourteen novels set in London's gangland, and her most recent three paperbacks have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication. Total sales of Martina's novels stand at over eight million copies. In Goodnight Lady, Briony Cavanagh emerges as the head of the Cavanagh family from a background of extreme poverty, a world from which she would not typically escape from! However, Briony Cavanagh is ambitious and tough, qualities that stand her in good stead for the difficult life she has ahead of her. When her eldest sister Eileen is sold at twelve by her father to a wealthy man for sexual services it is this money her poor family come to depend on to ease their hardship. But Eileen understandably does not get on with the situation and becomes ill as a result, something she never recovers from. However, at ten years old it’s clear that Briony Cavanagh is made from different stuff and offers to take the place of her older sister. She sees living in extreme poverty were getting a daily meal and being warm and clean are nothing she can ever expect. She decides that performing sexual services for this wealthy man is tolerable if it means being able to help her family. You can listen online to free English audiobook “Goodnight Lady” by Martina Cole on our website.