The Diamond Girls by Jacqueline Wilson,
Read by Finty Williams.
A moving story about contemporary family life from a multi-award-winning author.
Dixie is the youngest of the Diamond family. She and her sisters, dreamy Martine, glamorous Rochelle and tough Jude, could hardly be more different from each other but Mum's tried to teach them the value of sticking together.
Now Mum's expecting another baby, and she's convinced that this one will be a boy.
Time to move to a bigger place, she insists, and the girls scarcely have time to protest before they find themselves at their new house. It is rough, dilapidated and filthy, and before they've even unpacked the furniture, Mum goes into labour!
By the time Mum comes home from the hospital with the new baby, Jude's been in a fight, Rochelle's found a new boyfriend and Ma-tine's stormed off Only Dixie stays by Mum's side - so only Dixie spots her secret...
Jacqueline Wilson is the UK's biggest-selling children's writer, and this CD also includes an exclusive interview with her, in which she talks about The Diamond Girls and gives tips for aspiring young authors on how to get started.
6 CD set, running time 6 hours 20 minutes.
Suitable for children 9+ years old.
Published by BBC Audiobooks, 2004.