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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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Fum written by Adam Rapp performed by Lauren Ezzo on CD (Unabridged)£14.99
What is it like to be a giant? Meet Corinthia Bledsoe, a seven-foot tall high-school junior who can predict the future. Over seven feet tall and with a newfound ability to sense future events, Corinthia Bledsoe is far more than just another Midwestern high-school junior; she's a force of nature.
Restless written by William Boyd performed by Rosamund Pike on CD (Abridged)£9.99
Eva Delectorskaya,' I said mystified. ' Who's that?' 'Me,' she said. 'I am Eva Delectorskaya.' What happens to your life when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? During the long, hot summer of 1976, Ruth Gilmartin discovers that her very English mother...
The Trial written by Franz Kafka performed by Scott Brick on CD (Unabridged)£24.99 - £29.99
One of the great works of the 20th century, Kafka's The Trial has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. In it, a man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained.
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.