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Candide written by Voltaire performed by Andrew Sachs on CD (Unabridged)£19.99
A Genius Performance by Andrew Sachs!
Candide and his tutor Pangloss journey the earth, following the philosophy: All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds - A point made by Liebnitz and earlier by Aquinas. This adage, however, is disproved at many turns, with the characters encountering opposition to their outlook. The initially naive Candide realises some of the dark truths of the eighteenth-century world, but could there be any light at the end of the tunnel?
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Coraline written by Neil Gaiman performed by Dawn French on Cassette (Abridged)£39.99
When Coraline moves with her parents to a new house she is fascinated by the fact that their 'house' is in fact only half of the house! Divided in to flats years before, there is a brick wall behind a door where once there was a corridor and one day it is corridor again down which the intrepid Coraline wanders.
Dawn written by Elie Wiesel performed by George Guidall on CD (Unabridged)£19.99
With the coming of dawn is the coming of death for a captured English officer in British-controlled Palestine. Elisha, a young Israeli freedom fighter, is his executioner. Ordered to kill the officer in reprisal for Britain's execution of a Jewish prisoner, Elisha thinks about his past-a sorrowful memory of....
Reckless written by Cornelia Funke performed by Elliot Hill on CD (Unabridged)£39.99
Beyond the mirror, the darkest fairy tales come alive.... For years, Jacob Reckless has enjoyed the Mirrorworld's secrets and treasures. Not anymore. His younger brother has followed him. Now dark magic will turn the boy to beast, break the heart of the girl he loves, and destroy everything Jacob holds...
The Lion written by Nelson DeMille performed by Scott Brick on CD (Unabridged)£29.99
John Corey, former NYPD Homicide detective and special agent for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is back on the trail of Asad Khalil, the notorious Libyan terrorist known as 'The Lion'. Corey and his partner, agent Kate Mayfield, tracked Khalil across the US after his threats to wipe out the US in a horrific wave...
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The Fictional Woman written by Tara Moss performed by Tara Moss on CD (Unabridged)£29.99
Tara Moss has worn many labels in her time, including author, model, gold-digger, commentator, inspiration, dumb blonde, feminist, and mother, among many others. Now, in her first work of nonfiction, she blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common fictions about women. She traces key...
Robert Donat reads written by Various Famous Poets performed by Robert Donat on Cassette (Abridged)£39.99
This wonderful recording took place in 1959 and 1965 when Donat was still at his very best. The bulk of the work is consituted from the poetry of Wordsworth, Keats, Kipling, Eliot, Wilfred Owen, Browing, Shakespeare, Hardy, Walter de la Mare, Betjeman, Shelley, Houseman, Brooke, Sassoon and many others.