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  • Lewis Carroll

    Based on the classic tale by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party takes Alice on a further adventure in Wonderland, where she meets the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the King and Queen, and the other main characters from the original story. The text is a modern re-telling, making the story appropriate for young children, giving them a delightful introduction to this iconic childhood classic. Read beautifully by Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt, this is a sequel to Eric Puybaret's delightful Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit...read more

  • Aeschylus

    The classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice, as heard on BBC Radio 3 – plus a bonus documentary exploring Aeschylus's seminal Greek tragedy A chilling tale of homecoming, violent death and bloody vengeance, The Oresteia dates back to the 5th Century BC, but its themes still resonate today. At once a family saga, morality tale and courtroom drama, it recounts how two generations of the cursed House of Atreus become locked into a deadly cycle of atrocities. To break the chain, their private vendetta must become public, as questions of guilt and justification are decided in the first ever homicide trial… Agamemnon The Trojan War is over, and conquering hero Agamemnon...read more

  • Stanislaw Lem

    Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. 'Frankenstein' (1994) is adapted from one of the first science fiction novels, Mary Shelley's tale of a scientist who tries to play God and creates a monster. 'The Time Machine' (2009) dramatises one of the first stories to feature time travel, HG Wells' thrilling tale of an inventor who discovers a dystopian future. 'The Lost World' (1975) is based on a classic fantasy adventure story by Arthur Conan Doyle's, whose notion of dinosaurs roaming our world was the inspiration for Jurassic Park....read more

  • Lisa Jewell

    Brought to you by Penguin. 'I love all Lisa's books, but The Night She Disappeared is by far her best thriller yet.' HARLAN COBEN NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER: the brand new twisting page turner from Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS and INVISIBLE GIRL 'Mum, there's some people here from college, they asked me back to theirs. Just for an hour or so. Is that OK?' Midsummer 2017: teenage mum Tallulah heads out on a date, leaving her baby son at home with her mother, Kim. At 11pm she sends her mum a text message. At 4.30am Kim awakens to discover that Tallulah has not come home. Friends tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a pool party at a...read more

  • Stanislaw Lem

    When psychologist Kris Kelvin arrives at the scientific research station hovering high above the surface of Solaris, he finds the place deserted except for two scientists, who have been driven mad by some unknown horror. The researchers had been trying to investigate the ocean planet, and probe the secrets of its alien lifeforms. But their clumsy, aggressive approach has provoked a terrifying response from the ocean, which is now confronting them with their most painful repressed thoughts and memories in human form. Kris is faced with the manifestation of his long-dead wife, Rheya, and his guilt over her suicide, but whatever is tormenting the other scientists appears to be much worse... ...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll's Wonderland characters are as fresh and engaging as the day he dreamt them up. Here, for young readers, is a glorious introduction to Alice's magical universe from bestselling illustrator Eric Puybaret. Puybaret's rich, jewel-like illustrations perfectly capture the wit and whimsy of Wonderland, while the elegantly simplified text retains Carroll's most memorable lines, such as 'Curiouser and curiouser' and 'Oh dear, oh dear, I shall be too late'. Fresh, modern and gloriously colourful, this is an enchanting first step down the rabbit hole and into the world of...read more

  • Adele Parks

    ‘I invited her in… and she took everything’ A gripping story of friendship and betrayal from the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author, Adele Parks… ‘Really REALLY good … absolutely brilliant’ Marian Keyes, No.1 bestselling author of Grown Ups When Mel hears from a long-lost friend in need of help, she doesn’t hesitate to invite her to stay. Mel and Abi were best friends back in the day, sharing the highs and lows of student life, until Mel’s unplanned pregnancy made her drop out of her studies. Now, seventeen years later, Mel and Abi’s lives couldn’t be more...read more

  • Adele Parks

    Imagine the worst thing a friend could ever do. This is worse. When Mel receives an unexpected email from her eldest friend Abi, it brings back memories she thought she’d buried forever. Their friendship belonged in the past. To those carefree days at university. But Abi is in trouble and needs Mel’s help, and she wants a place to stay. Just for a few days while she sorts things out. It’s the least Mel can do. After all, friends look out for one another, don’t they? I Invited Her In is a blistering tale of wanting what you can’t have, jealousy and revenge.  Don't miss Woman Last Seen from #1 Sunday Times bestseller Adele...read more

  • Lisa Jewell

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK “Utterly gripping with richly drawn, hugely compelling characters, this is a first-class thriller with heart.” —Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author “Insane suspense.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author “Her best thriller yet.” —Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another riveting work of psychological suspense about a beautiful young couple’s disappearance on a gorgeous summer night, and the mother who will never give up trying to find...read more

  • Claire S. Duffy

    One year ago, a two year old child, Oskar, went missing from an apartment in Stockholm. His troubled mother is now held in a psychiatric hospital, found guilty of his murder by the court of public opinion. Former detective, Alex is haunted by the case. When a British family moves into the apartment and their toddler, Alfie, starts speaking with an 'imaginary friend', dad Fergus becomes increasingly terrified that he is losing his grip on sanity. He and Alex team up to investigate and are led into a labyrinth of lies and corruption. All the while, whatever is in the apartment has its sights on...read more