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Slim Chances with Additions and Afterthoughts written by Edward Petherbridge performed by Edward Petherbridge on CD (Abridged)

Slim Chances with Additions and Afterthoughts written by Edward Petherbridge performed by Edward Petherbridge on CD (Abridged)£24.99

A Genius Performance by Edward Petherbridge! In this autobiographical work Edward Petherbridge recounts his time at the National Theatre and his life as a jobbing actor. Wonderfully whitty and full of real life insights, this book will take you back to the great days of The Master (Olivier) ....


A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch written by Jill Murphy performed by Miriam Margolyes on CD (Abridged)

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch written by Jill Murphy performed by Miriam Margolyes on CD (Abridged)£13.99

Mildred gets off to a good start in her second year at Miss Cackle’s Academy, but her sworn enemy, Ethel Hallow, is plotting misfortune, setting Mildred up for a very bad spell, indeed.


A Most Wanted Man written by John le Carre performed by John le Carre on CD (Abridged)

A Most Wanted Man written by John le Carre performed by John le Carre on CD (Abridged)£9.99

A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse round his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.


A Presumption of Death written by Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L Sayers performed by Edward Petherbridge on Cassette (Unabridged)

A Presumption of Death written by Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L Sayers performed by Edward Petherbridge on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £39.99

The story opens in 1940. Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country. But the war has followed them: glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalise the villagers; the blackout makes the night-time lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London.


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A Treasury of Nonsense written by Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll performed by John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Daniel Massey and Imogen Stubbs on Cassette (Abridged)

A Treasury of Nonsense written by Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll performed by John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Daniel Massey and Imogen Stubbs on Cassette (Abridged)£9.99

This wonderful collection of the very funniest of Lear's and Carroll's poetry is performed brilliantly by some of the best actors of that age. A must for anyone with an ear for humour and poetry.


Agnes Grey written by Anne Bronte performed by Rachel Bavidge on CD (Unabridged)

Agnes Grey written by Anne Bronte performed by Rachel Bavidge on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

For all those captivated by the trials of Jane Eyre, Anne Brontës heroine Agnes Grey is the ideal counterpoint. Agnes Grey is widely considered to be the best record of the precarious position of the governess in Victorian society, and the insolence, neglect and dependence that the gentle ....


Animal Farm written by George Orwell performed by Simon Callow on CD (Unabridged)

Animal Farm written by George Orwell performed by Simon Callow on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

George Orwell's 1945 satire on the perils of Stalinism has proved magnificently long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere and has given the world at least one immortal phrase: "Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others."


Badgers in My Vest and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog written by Dylan Thomas performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation on CD (Unabridged)

Badgers in My Vest and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog written by Dylan Thomas performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation on CD (Unabridged)£4.99  -  £6.99

Badgers in My Vest is a new, darkly funny play by an acclaimed contemporary playwright, based on a true incident in Dylan Thomas' life.


Brighton Rock written by Graham Greene performed by Samuel West on CD (Unabridged)

Brighton Rock written by Graham Greene performed by Samuel West on CD (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £39.99

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.


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Busman's Honeymoon written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on CD (Unabridged)

Busman's Honeymoon written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on CD (Unabridged)£69.99  -  £79.99

A Genius Performance by Ian Carmichael! They plan to have a quiet country honeymoon. Then Lord Peter Wimsey and his bride Harriet Vane find the previous owner's body in the cellar. Set in a country village seething with secrets and snobbery, this is Dorothy L. Sayers' last full-length detective novel.


Cell written by Stephen King performed by Campbell Scott on CD (Unabridged)

Cell written by Stephen King performed by Campbell Scott on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

'Civilization slipped into its second dark age on an unsurprising track of blood but with a speed that could not have been foreseen by even the most pessimistic futurist. By Halloween, every major city from New York to Moscow stank to the empty heavens and the world as it had been was a memory.


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Cover Her Face written by P.D. James performed by Roy Marsden on CD (Unabridged)

Cover Her Face written by P.D. James performed by Roy Marsden on CD (Unabridged)£28.99  -  £48.99

Another wonderful thriller by the Queen of Crime!

On the same day as the St Cedd's church fete in the grounds of her home, Martingale, Mrs Maxie learns of her son Stephen's engagement.


Death in a White Tie written by Ngaio Marsh performed by Benedict Cumberbatch on CD (Abridged)

Death in a White Tie written by Ngaio Marsh performed by Benedict Cumberbatch on CD (Abridged)£7.99  -  £11.99

A Benedict Cumberbatch Genius Performance!

The season had begun. Débutantes and chaperones were planning their luncheons, teas, dinners, balls. And the blackmailer was planning his strategies, stalking his next victim.

 

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A Certain Justice written by P.D. James performed by Michael Jayston on Cassette (Unabridged)

A Certain Justice written by P.D. James performed by Michael Jayston on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

It begins, dramatically enough, with a trial for murder. The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity to succeed--and she does.

Black Beauty written by Anna Sewell performed by Ben Fogle on CD (Abridged)

Black Beauty written by Anna Sewell performed by Ben Fogle on CD (Abridged)£14.99

Black Beauty is the famous story of a wonderful horse with remarkable spirit. One of the best-love creatures in children's literature, and voted into the BBC's Big Read top 100, Black Beauty is told from the horse's perspective, enabling the listener to enter into .....

Black Cat Black Dog written by John Creed performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)

Black Cat Black Dog written by John Creed performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

When a set of dog tags, supposedly belonging to a seaman missing since the early 1950s, is washed up on a beach in modern day Co. Antrim, Jack Valentine 'deadbeat ex-spook' finds himself being pulled back toward his previous life once more.

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Cakes and Ale written by W. Somerset Maugham performed by James Saxon on CD (Unabridged)

Cakes and Ale written by W. Somerset Maugham performed by James Saxon on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

Cakes and Ale is both a wickedly satirical novel about contemporary literary poseurs and a skilfully crafted study of freedom. As he traces the fortunes of Edward Driffield and his extraordinary wife Rosie, one of the most delightful heroines ....

Captain Scott written by Ranulph Fiennes performed by Ranulph Fiennes on CD (Abridged)

Captain Scott written by Ranulph Fiennes performed by Ranulph Fiennes on CD (Abridged)£6.99  -  £9.99

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is uniquely qualified to write a new biography of Captain Scott. This is the first biography of Scott by someone who has experienced the deprivations.

Colin Dexter Collection written by Colin Dexter performed by Kevin Whately on Cassette (Abridged)

Colin Dexter Collection written by Colin Dexter performed by Kevin Whately on Cassette (Abridged)£14.99

These four abridged audio books on double cassettes are read by Kevin Whatey and consist of "The Jewel That Was Ours", "Dead of Jericho", "Last Bus to Woodstock" and "Last Seen Wearing".

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Coward at the Bridge written by James Delingpole performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)

Coward at the Bridge written by James Delingpole performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

Dick Coward is an ordinary chap in extraordinary circumstances. World War II's answer to Flashman, only much more honourable - Dick's a Coward by name but not by nature. Storming the Normandy beaches with the green berets of 47 (RM) Commando, Coward is protected by his long-suffering .....

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depths written by Henning Mankell performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)

depths written by Henning Mankell performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

October 1914: the destroyer Svea emerged from the Stockholm archipelago bearing south-south-east. On board was Lars Tobiasson-Svartman, a naval engineer charged with making depth soundings for the Swedish navy. He is obsessed with measurement and precision, instincts reflected ....

Disobedience written by Jane Hamilton performed by Robert Sean Leonard on Cassette (Abridged)

Disobedience written by Jane Hamilton performed by Robert Sean Leonard on Cassette (Abridged)£19.99

From Jane Hamilton, author of the beloved New York Times bestsellers A Map of the Worldand The Book of Ruth, comes a warmly humorous, poignant novel about a young man, his mother's e-mail, and the often surprising path of infidelity.

Gone Girl written by Gillian Flynn performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne on CD (Unabridged)

Gone Girl written by Gillian Flynn performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong.

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Have His Carcase written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation and Ian Carmichael on CD (Abridged)

Have His Carcase written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation and Ian Carmichael on CD (Abridged)£39.99

A Genius Performance by Ian Carmichael and Cast! Two years after the trial for the murder of her lover, the blaze of publicity surrounding mystery writer Harriet Vane has begun to die away and Harriet decides it's time for a break. But the peace of a North Devon walking tour is rudely shattered ....

Jack Kennedy written by Chris Matthews performed by Holter Graham on CD (Unabridged)

Jack Kennedy written by Chris Matthews performed by Holter Graham on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

This is the story of the friendships that defined one of America's most beloved Presidents. Chris Matthews, who has been following and studying the Kennedys most of his life, has interviewed President Kennedy's closest confidants - family, friends, and those who ....

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King Richard III written by William Shakespeare performed by Naxos Dramatization, Kenneth Branagh and Geraldine McEwan on CD (Abridged)

King Richard III written by William Shakespeare performed by Naxos Dramatization, Kenneth Branagh and Geraldine McEwan on CD (Abridged)£24.99

A Genius Performance by Kenneth Branagh! This performance of the masterpiece is truly outstanding. We have rated it slightly lower than the Robert Stephens production but this was a close run thing. Branagh's performance helps the modern listener to fully understand the sense of the text, without losing ....

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Kingdom Come written by J.G. Ballard performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)

Kingdom Come written by J.G. Ballard performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

A violent novel filled with insidious twists, Kingdom Come follows the exploits of Richard Pearson, a rebellious, unemployed advertising executive, whose father is gunned down by a deranged mental patient in a vast shopping mall outside Heathrow Airport.

Mary Barton written by Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell performed by Juliet Stevenson on Cassette (Unabridged)

Mary Barton written by Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell performed by Juliet Stevenson on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

Published in 1848, MARY BARTON was the first novel of Elizabeth Gaskell, later to become celebrated as the author of CRANFORD, MARY BARTON - a better book than CRANFORD - was written after she has married a Manchester clergyman, and it combines a typically sturdy romantic plot ...

Midnight Runner written by Jack Higgins performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)

Midnight Runner written by Jack Higgins performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)£9.99

"Death is the midnight runner." - Arab proverb Higgins' last novel, Edge of Danger, was "hugely entertaining," said the Los Angeles Times. "The publisher describes it as a powerful thriller, and it's no lie." At its end, the murderous Arab/English Rashid family lay decimated - but not extinct.

Mixed Fancies - A Memoir written by Brenda Blethyn performed by Brenda Blethyn on CD (Abridged)

Mixed Fancies - A Memoir written by Brenda Blethyn performed by Brenda Blethyn on CD (Abridged)£9.99

Born in Ramsgate during the 1940s, Brenda Bottle was the youngest of nine in a poor but close family. She left school to work as a secretary for British Rail, where she met her husband. But by the age of twenty-seven, the marriage was over.

Monsieur Rene written by Peter Ustinov performed by Peter Ustinov on Cassette (Unabridged)

Monsieur Rene written by Peter Ustinov performed by Peter Ustinov on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

Monsieur Rene is a 70-year-old retired hotelier, who is President of the International Brotherhood of Concierges and Hall Porters. Despite a sharp mind M. Rene is suffering from late life depression, so he decides to bring together a group of like-minded hoteliers to monitor suspicious guests.

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Playing with Fire written by Nigel Havers performed by Nigel Havers on CD (Abridged)

Playing with Fire written by Nigel Havers performed by Nigel Havers on CD (Abridged)£29.99

Urbane. Brilliant. Brave. Funny. Famous. Handsome. Nigel Havers is the real-life charmer you might expect in a career that has taken him from a schoolboy production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the red carpet on Oscar Night with Chariots of Fire ...

Rumpole on Trial written by John Mortimer performed by Timothy West on Cassette (Unabridged)

Rumpole on Trial written by John Mortimer performed by Timothy West on Cassette (Unabridged)£14.99

Horace Rumpole, with seven new cases, finds himself up before the disciplinary Bar Council. Who will be against Rumpole, and will he live to fight another day?

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Running Scared written by Ann Granger performed by Nicole Arumugam on CD (Unabridged)

Running Scared written by Ann Granger performed by Nicole Arumugam on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

Aspiring actress and part-time private investigator Fran Varady knew there would be maximum disruption when her friend Ganesh decided to modernise his uncle's newsagents, starting with the washroom. But she isn't prepared for the nightmare that begins ...

She is Not Invisible written by Marcus Sedgwick performed by Anna Cannings on CD (Unabridged)

She is Not Invisible written by Marcus Sedgwick performed by Anna Cannings on CD (Unabridged)£9.99

Laureth Peak's father is a writer. For years he's been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he's obsessed, Laureth thinks he's on the verge of a breakdown. He's supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows .....

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She Stoops to Conquer written by Oliver Goldsmith performed by Alistair Sim, Claire Bloom and Brenda de Banzie on Cassette (Unabridged)

She Stoops to Conquer written by Oliver Goldsmith performed by Alistair Sim, Claire Bloom and Brenda de Banzie on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

Charming satire of the sentimental comedies of the day has entertained audiences since 1773.

A young lady poses as a serving girl to win the heart of a young gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. Many delightful deceits, hilarious turns of plot must be played out before the play concludes happily.

Teach Yourself - Welsh Beginners Course written by T J Rhys Jones performed by T J Rhys Jones on Cassette (Abridged)

Teach Yourself - Welsh Beginners Course written by T J Rhys Jones performed by T J Rhys Jones on Cassette (Abridged)£9.99

This book/cassette pack provides material for learning Welsh. Explanations are given in straightforward, non-technical language and provide a basic introduction to the language for the general reader.

The Aeneid written by Virgil performed by Michael Page on CD (Unabridged)

The Aeneid written by Virgil performed by Michael Page on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

The legendary origin of the Roman nation which tells the story of the Trojan Prince Aeneas who escaped with some of his men after Troy fell and sailed to Italy under the protection of the goddess Venus. Here they settled and laid the foundations of Roman power.

The Assize of the Dying written by Ellis Peters performed by Di Langford on CD (Unabridged)

The Assize of the Dying written by Ellis Peters performed by Di Langford on CD (Unabridged)£34.99

When Louis Stevenson is found guilty of murder, he leaves the dock loudly proclaiming his innocence. When there are two more unexpected deaths, a young couple, convinced that an innocent man has been wrongly condemned, determine to unmask ....

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The Business of Dying written by Simon Kernick performed by Dave John on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Business of Dying written by Simon Kernick performed by Dave John on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

It's a cold November night, and DS Dennis Milne is waiting to kill three unarmed men. Cynical and jaded, Milne earns money on the side by doing what he does best: punishing the bad guys. But he's been set up. This time, instead of shooting drug dealers, he kills two customs officers and an accountant.

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The Canterbury Tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer performed by Bill Willis, Ric Jerrom, Mark Meadows and Cameron Stewart on CD (Unabridged)

The Canterbury Tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer performed by Bill Willis, Ric Jerrom, Mark Meadows and Cameron Stewart on CD (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £39.99

During his life, Geoffrey Chaucer (born c.1340) was courtier, diplomat, revenue collector, administrator, negotiator, overseer of building projects, landowner and knight of the shire. He was servant, retainer, husband, friend and father, but is now mainly known as a ....

The Cat Who Played Brahms written by Lilian Jackson Braun performed by George Guidall on CD (Unabridged)

The Cat Who Played Brahms written by Lilian Jackson Braun performed by George Guidall on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Mrs Braun has a breezy style; the cats are really smart' - New York Times Book Review Is it just a case of summertime blues or a full-blown career crisis? Newspaper reporter Jim Qwilleran isn't sure, but he's hoping a few days in the country will help him sort out his life. With cats Koko and Yum Yum for company, Qwill heads for a cabin owned by a family friend.

The Complete Sonnets written by William Shakespeare performed by Peter Egan, Peter Orr, Bob Peck and Michael Williams on Cassette (Abridged)

The Complete Sonnets written by William Shakespeare performed by Peter Egan, Peter Orr, Bob Peck and Michael Williams on Cassette (Abridged)£9.99

Most of Shakespeare's sonnets trace the course of the writer's affections for a young person of rank and beauty. Other characters alluded to perhaps played a real part in Shakepeare's life. These sonnets are read by various actors and are accompanied by music.

The Day of the Dead written by John Creed performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Day of the Dead written by John Creed performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

Intelligence officer Jack Valentine sets out on another dangerous mission - to rescue a friend's daughter and the woman he loves from an evil drug baron. He teams up in New York with his old ally Liam Mellows and they end up in Mexico, where the Day of the Dead is being

The Great Speeches written by William Shakespeare performed by John Gielgud, Glenda Jackson, Prunella Scales and Timothy West on Cassette (Abridged)

The Great Speeches written by William Shakespeare performed by John Gielgud, Glenda Jackson, Prunella Scales and Timothy West on Cassette (Abridged)£9.99

A collection of famous Shakespeare speeches, from "Henry V", "Anthony and Cleopatra", "Romeo and Juliet" and other plays. Read by various actors, the speeches are accompanied by Renaissance music.

The Horse Whisperer written by Nicholas Evans performed by William Dufris on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Horse Whisperer written by Nicholas Evans performed by William Dufris on Cassette (Unabridged)£9.99

In a snow-covered morning in upstate New York, a girl out riding her horse is hit by a 40-ton truck. Though horribly injured, both 13-year-old Grace and her horse Pilgrim survive. Annie, Grace's mother, refuses to have Pilgrim destroyed and hears about a man in Montana, a 'whisperer' who is said ....

The Legacy written by Katherine Webb performed by Clare Wille on CD (Abridged)

The Legacy written by Katherine Webb performed by Clare Wille on CD (Abridged)£9.99

In the depths of a harsh winter, following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth return to Storton Manor, a grand and imposing Wiltshire house where they spent their summer holidays as children.

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The Loner written by Josephine Cox performed by Christian Rodska on CD (Unabridged)

The Loner written by Josephine Cox performed by Christian Rodska on CD (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £49.99

After a tragic accident resulting in the death of his mother, and the disappearance of his father, young Davie flees his hometown of Blackburn, unsure of what the future holds for him. Devastated, he must escape the vicious rumours about his mother as well as his memories of her.

The Man in the Iron Mask written by Alexandre Dumas performed by Geoffrey Sherman on CD (Unabridged)

The Man in the Iron Mask written by Alexandre Dumas performed by Geoffrey Sherman on CD (Unabridged)£34.99

The Man in the Iron Mask is the final episode in the cycle of novels featuring Dumas' celebrated foursome of D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, who first appeared in The Three Musketeers. Some thirty-five years on, the bonds of comradeship are under strain ....

The Man Who Knew Too Much written by David Leavitt performed by Paul Michael Garcia on CD (Unabridged)

The Man Who Knew Too Much written by David Leavitt performed by Paul Michael Garcia on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary programmable calculating machine. But the idea of actually producing a "Turing machine" did not crystallize until he and his brilliant Bletchley Park colleagues ....

The Map and The Territory written by Alan Greenspan performed by Malcolm Hillgartner on CD (Unabridged)

The Map and The Territory written by Alan Greenspan performed by Malcolm Hillgartner on CD (Unabridged)£9.99

Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. No one with any meaningful role in economic decision making .....

The Unnamable written by Samuel Beckett performed by Sean Barrett on CD (Unabridged)

The Unnamable written by Samuel Beckett performed by Sean Barrett on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

The Unnamable is the third novel in Becket's trilogy, three remarkable prose works in which men of increasingly debilitating physical circumstances act, ponder, consider and rage against impermanence and the human condition.

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The Waiting Game written by Bernice Rubens performed by Anna Bentinck on CD (Unabridged)

The Waiting Game written by Bernice Rubens performed by Anna Bentinck on CD (Unabridged)£49.99

At "The Hollyhocks" old people's home, the inhabitants are "waiting for the scythe". But while they are waiting...Lady Celia is running a blackmailing business, Mr Cross keeps a tally of fellow residents' deaths on the back of his wardrobe ...

True Compass - A Memoir written by Edward M. Kennedy performed by John Bedford Lloyd on CD (Unabridged)

True Compass - A Memoir written by Edward M. Kennedy performed by John Bedford Lloyd on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Edward M. Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the great Senators in the nation's history. He is also the patriarch of America's most heralded family. In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Kennedy speaks with unprecedented ....