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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Brighton Rock written by Graham Greene performed by Samuel West on CD (Unabridged)£24.99 - £34.99
A truely Genius Performance by Samuel West!
His reading of this book makes it come alive in a way none of us have ever heard before - a Must Listen if ever we heard one!
A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Untouched by human feeling, Pinkie is isolated, a figure of pure evil. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge Hale's death.
Fairy Tales written by Terry Jones performed by Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Michael Hordern and Joan Greenwood on CD (Unabridged)£9.99 - £19.99
Terry Jones, Joan Greenwood, Michael Hordern, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Tim Rice read of a collection of original fairy tales for 8 to 11-year-olds, written by master storyteller Terry Jones, introducing such bizarre creatures as the fly-by-night, the rainbow cat, and the wonderful cake-horse.
Mansfield Park written by Jane Austen performed by Frances Barber on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99 - £39.99
Mansfield Park is the story of Fanny Price: the earnest, gentle girl of humble origins sent to live with Sir Thomas Bertram and his family in Mansfield Park. There she discovers a world of flirtation, betrayal, and prejudice - but she also finds love. Fanny is often thought of as Austen's most difficult heroine to warm to, but her quiet, serious nature hides a loyal and loving heart, and her patient devotion is ultimately rewarded.
Nineteen Eighty-Four written by George Orwell performed by Timothy West on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99 - £39.99
Big Brother is watching you...1984 is the year in which it happens.The world is divided into three great powers: Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, each perpetually at war with the other. Throughout Oceania 'The Party' rules by the agency of four ministries whose power is absolute and where every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored. In The Ministry of Truth, which deals in propaganda, Winston Smith's job is to edit the past.
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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.