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  • Amy Lawrence

    Brought to you by Penguin. This audiobook edition is narrated by Alan Davies. FOREWORD BY THIERRY HENRY Anfield, May 26th 1989. The final day of the Division One season. The rest of football stopped to watch as perennial champions Liverpool took on rank outsiders Arsenal in a head-to-head contest for the title. With the Gunners leading 1-0 but desperately needing another goal to take the title, it was, in the immortal words of commentator Brian Moore, ‘up for grabs now…’ Set against the backdrop of Hillsborough disaster, and during an emotional era in football long before the Premier League as we now know it, 89 is an oral history of a sporting moment so unusual it felt...read more

  • Marcus Brigstocke

    In this fourth series, Marcus Brigstocke invites his guests to try things they've never done before. Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is all about getting out of our comfort zones and embracing the new. Brigstocke's guests in Series 4 are Ian Hislop, Frank Skinner, Alan Davies, Giles Coren, Kathy Burke and Sarah...read more

  • Ezra Pound

    The Cathay poems appeared in a slim volume in 1915. They are, in effect, Ezra Pound’s English translations/interpretations from notebooks written by the Japanese scholar Ernest Fenollosa. Pound, not knowing any Chinese or Japanese at all, promptly created a new and somewhat complex style of translation, as he had done with words from several other languages. The Cathay poems are primarily written by the Chinese poet Li Po, refered to throughout these translations as Rihaku, the Japanese form of his name. These poems came to have a profound influence on 20th Century poetry, spawning, among other things, the Imagist movement, and helped in the generation of widespread interest in Asian...read more

  • Various Authors

    As we get older, many of us return to youthful memories of poems once significant to us. Outside their association with our youth, we may wonder what significance they have to us now. There were other poems we've met along the way as well: some held no appeal while others were forgotten. And there were others we never had the opportunity to meet. This selection hopes to go beyond the experience of meeting old friends and on top opening the door to new ones - poems that might relate more significantly to our current lives. Originally titled "Personal Poems for Later Years," this collection gestures towards poems that ask us to slow down some we can consider them more deeply than before -...read more

  • Various Authors

    As we get older, many of us return to youthful memories of poems once significant to us. Outside their association with our youth, we may wonder what significance they have to us now. There were other poems we've met along the way as well: some held no appeal while others were forgotten. And there were others we never had the opportunity to meet. This selection hopes to go beyond the experience of meeting old friends and on top opening the door to new ones - poems that might relate more significantly to our current lives. Originally titled "Personal Poems for Later Years," this collection gestures towards poems that ask us to slow down some we can consider them more deeply than before -...read more

  • Wallace Stevens

    A collection of Wallace Stevens poems written before 1923. Stevens trained to be a lawyer. Within eleven years after this series of poems were written, he was vice-president at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company in Connecticut. He continued to pursue a quiet life of poetry and correspondence and for the remainder of his life he nurtured his contemplative habit of observation and writing as he walked from home to work and back again. Few at Hartford knew of his world acclaim as a poet. While his major work is considered to have been written when he was much older, many of these early poems are firm classics in the American poetic canon, including: "Anecdote of the Jar," "The...read more

  • David Melling

    Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one but none of them seem quite right. Join Douglas on his search for the perfect bear hug! (P) Hodder Children's Books...read more

  • David Melling

    Douglas is very excited about his birthday surprise. But when the surprise turns out to be his over-excited twin cousins, Douglas is sure this will be the worst birthday ever! (P) Hodder Children's Books...read more

  • David Melling

    Douglas is very excited to be going to Little School. There is so much to do - and lots of hugs to be given out! (P) Hodder Children's Books...read more

  • Edgar Allan Poe

    A classic short story by Edgar Allan...read more

  • Mark Twain

    A classic short story by Mark...read more

  • Wallace Stevens

    A collection of Wallace Stevens poems written before 1923. Stevens trained to be a lawyer. Within eleven years after this series of poems were written, he was vice-president at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company in Connecticut. He continued to pursue a quiet life of poetry and correspondence and for the remainder of his life he nurtured his contemplative habit of observation and writing as he walked from home to work and back again. Few at Hartford knew of his world acclaim as a poet. While his major work is considered to have been written when he was much older, many of these early poems are firm classics in the American poetic canon, including: “Anecdote of the Jar,”...read more

  • Various Authors

    A collection of 48 prose and poetry selections written principally in the 18th Century. These works of world literature are written in the English language or are in English...read more

  • Various Authors

    Librivox's Long Poems Collection 002: a collection of 7 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in...read more

  • William Carlos Williams

    Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey, a community near the city of Paterson. His father was an English immigrant, and his mother was born in Puerto Rico. He attended public school in Rutherford until 1897, then was sent to study at Château de Lancy near Geneva, Switzerland, the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, France, for two years and Horace Mann School in New York City. Then, in 1902, he entered the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. During his time at Penn, Williams befriended Ezra Pound, Hilda Doolittle (best known as H.D.) and the painter Charles Demuth. These friendships supported his growing passion for poetry. He received his M.D. in 1906 and spent the next four years in...read more

  • Vachel Lindsay

    When American poet Vachel Lindsay wrote Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight in 1914, he probably didn't guess at how his poem would withstand the tests of time, remaining an important part of American culture and literature for more than 100 years. At the time, the First World War had broken out, and Lindsay was shocked at the brutality and terror created by a conflict of a magnitude that was never seen before up to that day. His poem depicts Abraham Lincoln as a figure of times gone by walking through the streets of his nation and the world, witnessing how, despite all his efforts, "kings must murder still" and people continue to be...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    Listen to The Emperor's New Clothes with a movie-style soundtrack and amplify your audiobook experience. A short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. The tale has been translated into over a hundred...read more

  • Charles Chilton

    In this latest exciting adventure, Jet Morgan and his crew receive a distress call from an abandoned space freighter. But when they board the ship, Jet and Doc discover a digitised personality locked inside the ship's computer - one with a deadly intent. The crew must find a way to defeat the vastly superior Host: for if they fail, they will not only all perish, but mankind will become a dispensable stepping stone to a new chapter in evolution... Between 1953 and 1958, Journey into Space attracted millions of listeners, gripped by the mystery and promise of space exploration in weekly cliffhanging instalments. Toby Stephens stars as Jet Morgan, with David Jacobs - who appeared in the...read more

  • Various

    Two stories of love, lust, happiness and heartache from Britain's longest-running and best-loved radio serial. While there are tears and traumas aplenty for some Ambridge residents, others find passion and fulfilment in these two stories of romantic rivalry. Pub landlord Sid Perks is led astray when his keep-fit regime at the local gym leads to a steamy affair with Jolene Rogers, a country-and-western singer with a figure strongly reminiscent of Dolly Parton. After a traumatic divorce from wife Kathy, Sid marries Jolene and they prove to be a successful partnership, transforming The Bull. But for Emma Carter, choosing a husband is not so straightforward. She finds herself in a state of...read more

  • Chuck Palahniuk

    Buster 'Rant' Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time. A high school rebel, Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life. With hilarity, horror, and blazing insight, Rant is a mind-bending vision of the future, as only Chuck Palahniuk could ever...read more