Skip to Content
Manchester Metropolitan University Library
The doll factory

The doll factory

Davies, Lizzie; Creed, Isobel; MacNeal, Elizabeth

A ten part series. Set in London 1850-1851 at the time of The Great Exhibition, The Doll Factory follows the story of a young woman called Iris who we first meet painting the faces of tiny porcelain dolls. Iris burns to become an artist but her modest upbringing and strict working class parents have always meant this seems to be little more than a dream. She lives with her twin sister, Rose, in a room above a doll shop in Regent Street. When a chance encounter offers the glimpse of a new life she is ready to embrace it. Written by Elizabeth MacNeal. Read by Louise Brealey. Abridged by Isobel Creed and Lizzie Davies

eAudiobook, Electronic resource, Audiobook. English.
Published UK: BBC, 2019

This resource is available electronically from the following locations

Available at Online.

You can't reserve this item for one of the following reasons:

  • It is available on the shelf at your home library.
  • It is a reference-only item.
  • You have an issue with your library account.

  • Please contact for help.

  • Online – One available in Online Recording

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    Online Recording Available


Note: Recorded off-air from BBC Radio 4 from 13/05/19
Physical Description: 10 online audio recordings
Restrictions: Access to this resource is within the UK only.