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  • William Shakespeare

    Discover Shakespeare's best-loved plays with this fantastic, unabridged and downloadable audiobook edition of Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, read by Alan Cumming, Juliet Stevenson, Nigel Davenport and Andrew Sachs. A perfect introduction for all ages to the breadth and beauty of Shakespeare's work. Tales from Shakespeare has become a classic work in its own right. The tales bring vividly to life the power of Hamlet and Macbeth, the fun of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the drama of The Tempest. Blending detailed narrative with original dialogue and poetic language, they fully convey the wit, wisdom and imagination of Shakespeare's magnificent plays. Includes King...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    Download eight timeless audio tales from a magical storyteller This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent fairy tales. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor's New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince. Unabridged and read by Juliet Stevenson, Andrew Sachs, Alan Cumming, and Nigel...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    In the sleepy little English country village of St Mary Mead, all is not as it seems. Under a seemingly peaceful exterior lurks intrigue, guilt, deception - and murder. Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing landowner, is the most detested man in the village. Everyone, even the vicar, wishes he were dead. And very soon he is - shot in the head in the vicar's own study. A visiting artist confesses to the murder, but residents saw him elsewhere at the time the Colonel was shot. If he didn't do it, who did? Is he protecting the wife whom he loves? Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues. A trap is set, and Miss...read more

  • Various Artists

    The Travellers Gazette is a vivid portrait of British life through the centuries, as lived by the generations of men and women who took part. We follow in the footsteps of the intrepid British traveller as they explore the world both at home and abroad and eavesdrop on their personal recollections providing us with an entertaining collection of wry anecdotes and finely observed detail. In the At Home edition, we embark on a fascinating ramble through the towns and villages of the British Isles during the last 400 years in the company of Jane Austen, William Cobbett, Daniel Defoe, James Lees Milne, Sir Walter Scott, Virginia Woolf and many others as we travel by steam ship, mail coach and...read more

  • Various Artists

    The Military Gazette, is a vivid portrait of military life through the centuries, as lived by the generations of men and women who took part. We eavesdrop on some of the most turbulent and colourful events, from bow & arrow to atomic bomb, we draw on the first hand experiences of Englishmen and women, as they provide a fascinating and often moving description of the British at war. The Navy edition journeys from the Anglo Saxon Chronicle's account of a Viking invasion to a young sailor's grief at the death of Horatio Nelson; from the Spanish Armada to the Battle of Jutland and from organised press gangs to murderous mutinies we share the personal experiences of life in the British Navy. ...read more

  • Various Artists

    The Military Gazette is a vivid portrait of military life through the centuries, as lived by the generations of men and women who took part. We eavesdrop on some of the most turbulent and colourful events, from bow-and-arrow to atomic bomb, and we draw on the first-hand experiences of Englishmen and women, as they provide a fascinating and often moving description of the British at war. In the Army edition we follow the fortunes of the British soldier from the Roman invasion of Britain to his defeat at Dunkirk, from the terrible horrors of the Battle of Culloden to his courage against the Zulu's at Rourke's drift, from heroes to cowards we hear their stories as they move implacably from...read more

  • Various Artists

    The Sporting Gazette is a rousing gallop through the British sporting calendar of the last nine hundred years in the company of chroniclers, diarists and letter-writers as we eavesdrop on some of the most memorable events in the colourful history of British sport, as performed by an outstanding cast of actors. The Sports edition journeys from sword fights to boxing and jousting to motor racing, we join such diverse characters as A. A. Milne, Dick Francis, Queen Victoria, Kenneth Wolstenholme, Tony Jacklin and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as they share their experiences of England winning the 1996 world cup; the very first game of rugby football; Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile, a...read more

  • Various Artists

    The Sporting Gazette is a rousing gallop through the British sporting calendar of the last 900 years in the company of chroniclers, diarists and letter-writers as we eavesdrop on some of the most memorable events in the colourful history of British sport, as performed by an outstanding cast of actors. This Pastimes edition eavesdrops on some of the most fascinating events in the colourful history of the British at play; from Pitt the younger playing a game of marbles to Sir Donald Campbell's fatal attempt at the waterspeed record; Sir Francis Chichester's single handed voyage around the world and Lord Louis Mountbatten's first hand experience of a cock fight in India; from hunting with...read more

  • Henry Fielding

    Henry Fielding's great novel is a masterpiece of the picaresque. It has a lovable rogue for a hero, whose all too recognisable human faults involve him in many a scrape. The story bounds along from the opening scene in which an unknown baby is discovered in Allworthy's bed, through all Tom's trials and tribulations. But the novel's exuberant tone never lets the reader fear that's its erring hero will come to any real harm, despite the machinations of the devious Blifils, who so nearly come between Tom and his true birthright. All comes right in the end, as Tom win the hands of his beloved Sophia, whose common-sense and virtue match her beauty. 1. BIRTH AND MARRIAGE. Returning to his...read more

  • John Milton

    Westminster Memorials - Volume 3 - An introduction. Westminster Abbey has seen much during its long, rich history; the coronations of Kings and Queens, the burials of Prime ministers. However it is also a church that remembers the men and women of the arts. Dedicated writers and poets who spoke so eloquently that the Nation wished to remember them with plaques upon its walls so that all who travelled here could remember too. Their works are worth remembering and here, in these volumes, their wise words speak too and for us all. In Volume 3 we collect together Edward Lear to William...read more

  • Rupert Brooke

    English Poetry, Volume 2 - An Introduction. The English language has grown into the Worlds pre-dominant spoken language. It's estimated there are over one million words with which to do this. It's sources are rich and diverse, absorbing from other cultures and times without hesitation. It surely follows that when we add the talents of Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Kipling and Blake to a myriad of others that its beauty and reach entrance us with their thoughts and visions. In two volumes these remarkable poems present a wonderful companion through the long heritage of the English Language and its poets. The poems in volume 2 are; English Poetry - An Introduction; Bright Star - John...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    English Poetry, Volume 1 - An Introduction. The English language has grown into the Worlds pre-dominant spoken language. It's estimated there are over one million words with which to do this. It's sources are rich and diverse, absorbing from other cultures and times without hesitation. It surely follows that when we add the talents of Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Kipling and Blake to a myriad of others that its beauty and reach entrance us with their thoughts and visions. In two volumes these remarkable poems present a wonderful companion through the long heritage of the English Language and its poets. The poems in volume 1 are; English Poetry - An Introduction; The Passionate...read more

  • Various Artists

    The Travellers' Gazette Abroad follows in the footsteps of the intrepid British traveller as he explores the far flung shores of the world. Compiled from the writings of some of the finest Chroniclers, Diarists and Litter-writers, we join Charles Darwin, Kenneth Williams, Freya Stark, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Mungo Park, Wilfred Thesiger and many others as they witness the murder of Captain Cook in the Pacific Islands, travel the first commercial flight from Paris to London, join a Maharajah's birthday party and are shipwrecked in North America in this fascinating collection of traveller's tales, as part of the Gazette's vivid portrait of British life through the...read more