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The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)

The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)£24.99  -  £39.99

When a country doctor comes to Sherlock Holmes with a far-fetched tale of a sudden death, a devil dog and an ancient curse, Holmes is sceptical. Could the demise of Sir Charles Baskerville really have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations?

A History of Britain Volume 3 Fate of Empire 1776 - 2000 written by Simon Schama performed by Timothy West on CD (Abridged)

A History of Britain Volume 3 Fate of Empire 1776 - 2000 written by Simon Schama performed by Timothy West on CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9780563494744
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  History
Duration:  655 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  Simon Schama
Narrator 1:  Timothy West

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Award-winning historian Simon Schama completes his monumental three-volume history of Britain, which accompanies the acclaimed television epic.

In "The Fate of Empire", Schama illuminates the period of British history from 1770 to 2000 through a variety of historical themes - including the advance of technology and industry, women's increasing role in society, and the burgeoning British Empire - and key British characters such as Wordsworth, Burke, Queen Victoria, Churchill and George Orwell.

Lesser-known lives are also illuminated, such as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman doctor, "Mother" Mary Seacole, the forgotten Caribbean nurse and heroine of the Crimea War, and Dadabhai Naoroji, who, in c.1890, became the first Asian MP.

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