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  • Ben Miller

    Actor and bestselling science writer Ben Miller takes readers to the cutting edge of one of the greatest questions of all: Is there life beyond Earth?   For millennia, we have looked up at the stars and wondered whether we are alone in the universe, but in the last few years—as our probes begin to escape the solar system, and our telescopes reveal thousands of Earthlike planets—scientists have taken huge leaps toward an answer. “Forget science fiction,” author Ben Miller writes. “We are living through one of the most extraordinary revolutions in the history of science: the emergent belief of a generation of physicists, biologists, and chemists that we...read more

  • Alexander Armstrong

    Pompous critics and culture journalists Martin Bain-Jones (Armstrong) and Craig Children (Miller), present a frightfully clever culture show, a wry look at the fringes of popular music. They’re hip, they’re happening – so they say – and in these four episodes they discuss Boy Bands (Peter Andre would be in a band if he had any mates), Middle of the Road (those bland or unchallenging songs), as well as Brit Pop and Solo Artists. Follow them as they compete to get the best scoop. Who knows, they may even win a Best of the Rest Award. A 'Brest' in other words... Children’s Hour is written by Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller and features guest stars David Mitchell, Robert Webb...read more

  • Alexander Armstrong

    Welcome to the strange world of Armstrong and Miller, which includes some comedy sketches with tough-guy cops in 'Parsons and Lampkin' (and Lampkin’s mate Steve), and there’s an insider’s view of National Trousers Day – ‘because involvement should be as easy as a walk to the wardrobe’. More highlights include some really macho rock climbers, and the corrupt world of mountaineering: is Everest the tallest mountain, or are there others they keep quiet about so they don’t have to climb them? There’s a track from rock legends Strijka, and you can also hear how Logarythm – the world’s most successful school band – got together. Aided and abetted by Samuel West and...read more

  • Ben Miller

    ‘A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small’ Ruth Jones   'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour . . . irresistible' Alexander Armstrong 'Wonderful, funny, magical' Chris Evans on How I Became a Dog Called Midnight Enter a world of wonder with this heartfelt Christmas classic from bestselling children's author Ben Miller. Jackson knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there's one thing he doesn't know . . . how did Father Christmas become...read more

  • Ben Miller

    ‘A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small’ Ruth Jones on The Night I Met Father Christmas   'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour . . . irresistible' Alexander Armstrong on The Night I Met Father Christmas 'Wonderful, funny, magical' Chris Evans on How I Became a Dog Called Midnight Step into a world of wonder with the fastest-growing UK children's fiction author, Ben Miller, and join Harrison on a magical adventure.   Harrison tries his best to be good. He doesn’t steal, he always shares with his sister and he never cheats at board games, but Harrison also has a BIG flaw … He can't control...read more

  • Ben Miller

    ‘A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small’ Ruth Jones on The Night I Met Father Christmas   'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour . . . irresistible' Alexander Armstrong on The Night I Met Father Christmas 'Wonderful, funny, magical' Chris Evans on How I Became a Dog Called Midnight Enter a world of wonder with the bestselling novel from actor, comedian and author, Ben Miller. Lana loves stories. Especially the ones she and her brother, Harrison, share in their make-believe games. But when Harrison decides he’s too grown-up to play with Lana she finds herself feeling lonely. Until something magical happens . . .   ...read more

  • Ben Miller

    'Wonderful, funny, magical' Chris Evans ‘A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small’ Ruth Jones on The Night I Met Father Christmas   'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour . . . irresistible' Alexander Armstrong on The Night I Met Father Christmas A boy, a dog, and a magical body-swap adventure! Enter a world of wonder in this classic adventure from top-ten bestselling children's author, Ben Miller.  George has always wondered what it's like to be a dog.  One night, a magical mix-up with an enchanted fountain means he swaps places with Midnight, a huge and loveable hound!  Becoming a dog is an amazing adventure,...read more

  • Ben Miller

    ‘A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small’ Ruth Jones on The Night I Met Father Christmas   'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour . . . irresistible' Alexander Armstrong on The Night I Met Father Christmas 'Wonderful, funny, magical' Chris Evans on How I Became a Dog Called Midnight Christmas magic, delivered! The top-ten bestseller and must-have festive gift, discover the joy of gift-giving in this hilarious Christmas caper from bestselling author, Ben Miller.   All Tog wants to do is work in Santa's workshop and one wonderful day, the letter from Santa arrives: Tog has been selected as an apprentice elf! Making toys is...read more

  • Brian Bilston

    It's January 1st and Brian Bilston is convinced that this year his New Year's resolution will change his life. Every day for a year, he will write a poem. It's quite simple. Brian's life certainly needs improving. His ex-wife has taken up with a new man, a motivational speaker and indefatigable charity fundraiser to boot; he seems to constantly disappoint his long-suffering son; and at work he is drowning in a sea of spreadsheets and management jargon. So poetry will be his salvation. But there is an obstacle in the form of Toby Salt, his arch nemesis at Poetry Club and rival suitor to Liz, Brian's new poetic inspiration. When Toby goes missing, just after the announcement of the...read more

  • Abi Elphinstone

    You can be late for many things in life, but you should never keep an adventure waiting... In Griselda Bone's gloomy orphanage, daydreaming is banned, skipping is forbidden and Christmas is well and truly cancelled. But for Phoebe and her sausage dog Herb, is it possible that, just when things seem at their bleakest, magic awaits in the swirling, snow-filled air?    Join them on an enchanting adventure in this beautifully moving story by the bestselling author of Sky Song and The Unmapped Chronicles, Abi Elphinstone, and read by actor and author Ben Miller. ...read more

  • Robert Rankin

    “An amazing audio adventure…David Warner is a terrific Rune…the thing’s so flipping entertaining, you’d be perfectly happy to sit through another six-and-a-half hours. 5/5” – SFX This is the tale of two incredible people – one who knows he is incredible and the other who learns to be incredible. Set in 1960 in the UK south-coast resort of Brighton, self-styled guru and magus Hugo Rune rescues a young man from drowning and persuades him to become his assistant and partner in solving 12 mysteries.  Rizla (for such is the young man’s assumed name) agrees to help as he has lost his memory and has nowhere else to go. There then follows 12 of the most baffling,...read more

  • Otto Penzler

    A collection of the year’s best mystery short fiction selected by New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award–winning author C. J. Box. C. J. Box , #1 New York Times best-selling author of the hugely popular Joe Pickett series, selects the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year in this annual “treat for crime-fiction fans” (Library Journal). ...read more