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  • Johanna Spyri

    Heidi is the story of a five-year-old orphan who goes to live with her grandfather in the mountains. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi soon wins his heart. She loves her life and her friendship with the young goatherd, Peter. But one terrible day her aunt takes her to the city to help take care of a sickly child, Clara. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather and finally, she brings Clara back to her Alpine home, where a miracle of healing occurs. Originally published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, this classic story has been narrated by Jenny Agutter, complete with bespoke music and sound design. Actress Jenny Agutter is known for her roles in Call...read more

  • Johanna Spyri

    Heidi is the story of a five-year-old orphan who goes to live with her grandfather in the mountains. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi soon wins his heart. She loves her life and her friendship with the young goatherd, Peter. But one terrible day her aunt takes her to the city to help take care of a sickly child, Clara. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather and finally, she brings Clara back to her Alpine home, where a miracle of healing occurs. Originally published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, this classic story has been narrated by Jenny Agutter, complete with bespoke music and sound design. Actress Jenny Agutter is known for her roles in Call...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    The complete series 1-3 of the BBC Radio 4 narrative comedy featuring Beauty Oolonga's adventures as a care worker, starring Jocelyn Jee Esien. Beauty of Britain breaks the embarrassed silence about what happens to us when we get old and start to lose our faculties. It shows the process in all its chaotic tragi-comedy but it does so from the point of view of a migrant worker, Beauty, whose Zimbabwean Shona background has taught her to respect age. Beauty sees Britain at its best, its worst and also sometimes without its clothes on running the wrong way down the M6 with a toy dog shouting 'Come on!' In first series Beauty discovers the glories of Weston-super-Mare's charity shops, has...read more

  • Amelia Bullmore

    A BBC Radio 4 'Afternoon Play' starring Bill Nighy as widower Christopher, originally broadcast on 20 April 2011.When his wife died three years ago, Christopher fled London for a simpler existence in Cornwall, where he has settled on bat protection as his mission. Colette and her noisy daughters rent the holiday cottage next door and disturb the peace - both his and that of his beloved bats.'The Bat Man' stars Bill Nighy, Katherine Parkinson, Jenny Agutter, Sean Baker, Lauren Mote and Georgia...read more

  • Elizabeth Gaskell

    North & South By Elizabeth Gaskell. This classic book is brought to you with the following track listing 1, New Lives. A move to the country is followed by a surprising proposal. 2, A Change Of Circumstances; A crisis of conscience and a fait accompli for Margaret and her Mother. 3, North Versus South; A misunderstanding, family disgrace, and a grave illness. 4, Industrial unrest; A heroine falls foul of strikers as the boss's pride is wounded. 5, Thwarted Hopes; A marriage proposal snubbed and a deathbed reunion. 6, False Conclusions; Frederick seeks justice to clear his name, and a jealous lover mistakes a stranger's identity. 7, A Friend Indeed; A death leaves Elizabeth alone but help...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice is a key title for the new Naxos AudioBooks series 'Young Adult Classics'. An abridged recording with music makes this Regency novel much more accessible to the 21st century young adult keen to get to grips with the classics. Pride and Prejudice is a leading title for 'Young Adult Classics', being one of the pillars of English Literature, and Jenny Agutter's friendly reading bridges the gap between the films and the book. Comes with an embedded CD-ROM containing A Study Guide and both the abridged and unabridged...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    The abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of E. Nesbit's classic The Railway Children, brilliantly read by the actress Jenny Agutter. When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's...read more

  • Jonathan Coe

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Rain Before it Falls written by Jonathan Coe, read by Jenny Agutter. 'What I want you to have, Imogen, above all, is a sense of your own history; a sense of where you come from, and of the forces that made you.' Rosamund lies dying in her remote Shropshire home. But before she does so, she has one last task: to put on tape not just her own story but the story of the young blind girl, her cousin's granddaughter, who turned up mysteriously at her party all those years ago. This is a story of generations, of the relationships within a family - and of what goes to make a...read more

  • Jane Austen

    In this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of one of Jane Austen's most beloved works, Catherine Morland's overactive imagination makes her life more complicated than she would have wished... Catherine is obsessed with Gothic novels, often getting swept up by her taste for the dramatic and tragic. Did Mrs Tilney really die nine years previously, or has she been murdered or imprisoned in her chambers this whole time? Meanwhile she is torn between two suitors, the handsome and clever Henry Tilney and the arrogant John Thorpe.... Published over 200 years ago, Northanger Abbey remains one of the British nation's favourite novels. Among the star cast in this radio production are Amanda...read more

  • Anne Bronte

    Helen Huntingdon flees a disastrous marriage and retreats to the desolate, half-ruined moorland mansion, Wildfell Hall. With her small son, Arthur, she adopts an assumed name and makes her living as a painter. The inconvenience of the house is outweighed by the fact that she and Arthur are removed from her drunken, degenerate husband. Although the house is isolated, she seeks to avoid the attentions of the neighbors. However, it is difficult to do so. All too soon she becomes an object of speculation, then cruel gossip. Narrated by her neighbor Gilbert Markham, and from the pages of her own diary, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall portrays Helen's struggle for independence in a time when law...read more

  • P. D. James

    Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great mystery writers of our time--swift, cunning murder mysteries (two of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh) that together, to borrow the author's own word, add up to a delightful 'entertainment.' The newly appointed Sgt. Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that is 'pure Agatha Christie.' . . . A 'pedantic, respectable, censorious' clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder . . . A best-selling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in fifty years earlier . . . Dalgliesh's godfather implores him to reinvestigate a notorious murder that...read more

  • David Angus

    The stories of the most popular ballets are told in refreshing style against the backdrop of the music written by Delibes, Tchaikovsky and Adam. Naxos Audiobooks draws on its own roots in classical music to present the definitive introduction for children in this sympathetic reading by Jenny...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    When orphaned Mary Lennox arrives at Misselthwaite Manor, her uncle's estate, everybody said she was the most disagreeable looking child ever seen. Depressed and withdrawn, Mary stumbles upon an arched doorway into an overgrown garden. She later discovers her pampered invalid cousin, tucked away in a dark room. Soon a charming journey into the magical secret garden...read more

  • Various Authors

    The tree, the fireside, the candles, the presents and the festive food may be the main features of the traditional Christmas, but so were the stories, the poems, and the traditional tales. Here, is a delightful confection of Christmas texts: the story of The Nutcracker told with Tchaikovsky's immortal music, Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, as well as nineteenth and twentieth century poems and the always affecting tale of The Little Match Girl. An enchanting collection for those family Christmas...read more

  • Jane Austen

    'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.' So opens this famous novel which has become Jane Austen's best loved and best known work. It was in this book that all Jane Austen's talents combined to create not only the most wonderful love story, but dialogue that sparkles with wit and irony, an ingenious and compelling plot and some of the most unforgettable characters ever...read more

  • Philip Reeve

    Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London. Now she arrives in the extraordinary city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs-but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert's intimate portrait of Emma Bovary's passionate yearnings for love and excitement, and his scrutiny of the dull provincial world in which she is trapped, create one of the finest French novels of the 19th century. His deep exploration of Emma's emotions and motivations takes the reader inside her mind to long and suffer with her. The detailed descriptions of day to day life in Yonville-L'Abbaye provide a strong sense of authenticity - hence Madame Bovary is often termed the first 'realist' novel. 1. THREE MADAME BOVARYS. Charles Bovary, a dull man, attends medical school at his mother's wish. Passing his exams the second time, he takes a post which his mother finds for him,...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen's most captivating and vivid characters. Beautiful, spoiled, vain, and irrepressibly witty, Emma organizes the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village, but her attempts at matchmaking lead to misunderstandings and potential heartbreak. Only her friend and neighbor Mr. Knightley dares to point out the mistakes she is making and encourages her to change her...read more

  • Philippa Gregory

    From the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Bristol in 1787 is booming, from its stinking docks to its elegant new houses. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs ready cash and a well-connected wife. An arranged marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah’s protection, Frances enters the world of the Bristol merchants and finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum and slaves. Once again Philippa Gregory brings her unique combination of a vivid sense of history and...read more

  • Michael Morpurgo

    A heartwarming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of the second world war, about a cat who survives against the odds. 'Something's up. Something big too, very big. At school, in the village, whoever you meet, it's all anyone talks about. It's like a sudden curse has come down on us all. It makes me wonder if we'll ever see the sun again.' It's 1943, and Lily Tregenze lives on a farm, in the idyllic seaside village of Slapton. Apart from her father being away, and the 'townie' evacuees at school, her life is scarcely touched by the war. Until one day, Lily and her family, along with 3000 other villagers, are told to move out of their homes –...read more