New In April 2021 Part 1

 

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(All New titles in alphabetical order)

 

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A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens performed by Geoffrey Palmer on Cassette (Unabridged)

A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens performed by Geoffrey Palmer on Cassette (Unabridged)£9.99

When the miserly Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, he decides to change his ways - for Christmas and for ever. Marley's ghost sends down three spirits to Scrooge: Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.

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A Dark and Twisted Tide written by Sharon Bolton performed by Lisa Coleman on Audio CD (Unabridged)

A Dark and Twisted Tide written by Sharon Bolton performed by Lisa Coleman on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Former detective Lacey Flint quit the force for a safer, quieter life. Or that’s what she thought. Now living alone on her houseboat, she is trying to get over the man she loves, undercover detective Mark Joesbury. But Mark is missing in action and impossible to forget. And danger won’t leave Lacey alone. When she...

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A Diet of Treacle written by Lawrence Block performed by Christian Conn on Audio CD (Unabridged)

A Diet of Treacle written by Lawrence Block performed by Christian Conn on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Anita Carbone was a good girl - and it bored her. That's why she took the long subway ride down to Greenwich Village, home of the Beats and the stoners, home to every kind of misfit and dropout and free spirit you could imagine. It was where she met Joe Milani, the troubled young war veteran with the gentle...

A History of Britain Volume 2 The British Wars 1603 - 1776 written by Simon Schama performed by Timothy West on Audio CD (Abridged)

A History of Britain Volume 2 The British Wars 1603 - 1776 written by Simon Schama performed by Timothy West on Audio CD (Abridged)£24.99  -  £29.99

Simon Schama's sweeping history of Britain breathes life into our past centuries, vividly depicting exactly what life was like for our ancestors and how their experiences have shaped modern British culture and identity. An informative and entertaining mixture of anecdote and analysis, Schama's work offers a...

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)£29.99

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

A Legacy of Spies written by John Le Carre performed by Tom Hollander on CD (Unabridged)

A Legacy of Spies written by John Le Carre performed by Tom Hollander on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré, read by Tom Hollander. This is the first novel in over 25 years to feature George Smiley, le Carré's most beloved character. Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley....

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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)£29.99  -  £39.99

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 ....

Ambush written by Barbara Nickless performed by Emily Sutton-Smith on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Ambush written by Barbara Nickless performed by Emily Sutton-Smith on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

The gripping third book in the best-selling Sydney Rose Parnell series. Railway cop and former Marine Sydney Parnell is on the hunt. So is a killer she knows only as the Alpha. They’re in a race to find Malik, an 11-year-old Iraqi boy with secrets to guard. Sydney wants to help him. The Alpha wants him dead.

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America Empire of Liberty Volume 3: Empire and Evil written by David Reynolds performed by David Reynolds on CD (Unabridged)

America Empire of Liberty Volume 3: Empire and Evil written by David Reynolds performed by David Reynolds on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

This epic narrative tells the saga of the United States through the voices of those who lived it, exploring three abiding national themes: empire, liberty and faith.

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Barchester Towers written by Anthony Trollope performed by Timothy West on CD (Unabridged)

Barchester Towers written by Anthony Trollope performed by Timothy West on CD (Unabridged)£89.99  -  £129.99

Barchester Towers is Anthony Trollope's comic masterpiece. Ranged either side of the unfathomable Victorian divide between the High Anglican clergy and their modern, evangelical brethren we meet the saintly Septimus Harding and the furious Archdeacon Grantly and, opposing, the fearsome ...

Black Plumes written by Margery Allingham performed by Philip Franks on CD (Abridged)

Black Plumes written by Margery Allingham performed by Philip Franks on CD (Abridged)£9.99  -  £19.99

A Genius Performance by Philip Franks! The slashing of a valuable painting at the renowned Ivory Gallery in London, followed by the murder of the proprietor's son-in-law, Robert, sets the stage for another finely tuned Allingham mystery. The proprietor's mother, 90-year-old Gabrielle Ivory, holds the...

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Blue Lightning written by Ann Cleeves performed by Kenny Blyth on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Blue Lightning written by Ann Cleeves performed by Kenny Blyth on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Shetland Detective Jimmy Perez knows it will be a difficult homecoming when he returns to Fair Isle. It’s a community where strangers, while welcomed, are still viewed with a degree of mistrust. With the autumn storms raging, the island feels cut off from the rest of the world. Tempers among the trapped...

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Burial of Ghosts written by Ann Cleeves performed by Colleen Prendergast on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Burial of Ghosts written by Ann Cleeves performed by Colleen Prendergast on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Twenty-five-year-old Lizzie Bartholomew has had more than her fair share of struggles. Abandoned as a baby, she spent her childhood moving between foster homes. Now she is running away from her past.... A holiday in Morocco seems to be the perfect escape. Especially when she meets Philip, a fellow...

Catch 22 written by Joseph Heller performed by Peter Whitman on CD (Unabridged)

Catch 22 written by Joseph Heller performed by Peter Whitman on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

At the heart of Joseph Heller's bestselling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it. It is a tale of the dangerously sane Captain Yossarian, who spends his time in Italy plotting to survive.

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Daisy in Chains written by Sharon Bolton performed by Antonia Beamish on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Daisy in Chains written by Sharon Bolton performed by Antonia Beamish on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Famous killers have fan clubs. Hamish Wolfe is no different. Locked up for the rest of his life for the abduction and murder of three young women, he gets countless adoring letters every day. He's handsome, charismatic and very persuasive. His admirers are convinced he's innocent and that he's the man of...

Dancers in Mourning written by Margery Allingham performed by Philip Franks on CD (Abridged)

Dancers in Mourning written by Margery Allingham performed by Philip Franks on CD (Abridged)£19.99

A Genius Performance by Philip Franks!

Everyone fell under the spell of Jimmy Sutane, the charming and talented song-and-dance man.

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Dead Girls written by Graeme Cameron performed by Harriet Bunton on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Dead Girls written by Graeme Cameron performed by Harriet Bunton on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

I may not remember everything, but I know he won't hurt anyone else. I won't let him. It's been two months since a serial killer brutally attacked police detective Alisha Green and left her for dead. Two months since she could effortlessly recall simple things, since her mind felt remotely sound. The nameless...

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Dead Woman Walking written by Sharon Bolton performed by Julia Barrie on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Dead Woman Walking written by Sharon Bolton performed by Julia Barrie on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters.' (Peter James) Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he...

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Death Makes a Prophet written by John Bude performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Death Makes a Prophet written by John Bude performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Small hostilities were growing; vague jealousies were gaining strength; and far off, wasn't there a nebulous hint of approaching tragedy in the air?' Welworth Garden City in the 1940s is a forward-thinking town where free spirits find a home - vegetarians, socialists, and an array of exotic religious groups.

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Death of a Ghost written by Margery Allingham performed by Philip Franks on CD (Abridged)

Death of a Ghost written by Margery Allingham performed by Philip Franks on CD (Abridged)£14.99  -  £19.99

A Genius Performance by Philip Franks!

John Sebastian Lafcadio, R. A., 'probably the greatest painter since Rembrandt' (according to himself), is dead. But his influence is not.

 

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Death on the Riviera written by John Bude performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Death on the Riviera written by John Bude performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Counterfeit currency is circulating on the French Riviera and it's suspected that an Englishman is behind the crime, so DI Meredith is sent along with acting-Sergeant Strang to trace the whereabouts of Chalky Corbett. It isn't long before their interest settles on the Villa Poloma, home of an eccentric expatriate...

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Diary of a Somebody written by Christopher Matthews performed by Christopher Matthews on Cassette (Abridged)

Diary of a Somebody written by Christopher Matthews performed by Christopher Matthews on Cassette (Abridged)£39.99

In a shared flat somewhere in West London, bachelor Simon Crisp has started work on a diary that bears a striking resemblance in wit and style to the Grossmiths' classic Diary of a Nobody, published over a century ago. Nothing for Crisp ever quite comes up to expectations, whether he is the victim of the...

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Elementary Murder - A Lancashire Detective Mystery Book 2 written by A.J. Wright performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Elementary Murder - A Lancashire Detective Mystery Book 2 written by A.J. Wright performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

Secrets, salvation and a schooling in murder . . . 1894, Wigan. Miss Dorothea Gadsworth is dismissed as candidate for a teaching position at George Street Elementary School. On Monday morning, the caretaker discovers her body in a locked classroom alongside a note. DS Michael Brennan is called in to...

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Ghostwritten written by David Mitchell performed by Various Famous Actors on CD (Abridged)

Ghostwritten written by David Mitchell performed by Various Famous Actors on CD (Abridged)£19.99

An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what connects him to a jazz buff in Tokyo? A woman on a holy mountain talks to a tree - and the tree talks back - unaware of the effect the financial irregularities of a burnt-out lawyer will have on her life. Add to this...

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Hanging Murder - A Lancashire Detective Mystery Book 4 written by A.J. Wright performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Hanging Murder - A Lancashire Detective Mystery Book 4 written by A.J. Wright performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

1894. Mr Simeon Crosby, a retired executioner, comes to Wigan with his wife and brother to give a talk on his life’s work. Whilst he has an eager following, there are also many people who strongly object to Crosby’s profession and do not wish his melancholy shadow to be cast over their town. Protests have...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix written by J K Rowling performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Unabridged)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix written by J K Rowling performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

A Genius Performance by Stephen Fry!

There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror?

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Hidden Depths written by Ann Cleeves performed by Anne Dover on CD (Unabridged)

Hidden Depths written by Ann Cleeves performed by Anne Dover on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

On a hot summer on the Northumberland coast, Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team intrigued.

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Hot Mess written by Emily Belden performed by Amanda Ronconi on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Hot Mess written by Emily Belden performed by Amanda Ronconi on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Twenty-something Allie Simon is used to playing by the rules - until Chicago's most sought-after, up-and-coming culinary genius, Benji Zane, walks into her world and pulls her into his. The only thing more renowned than Benji's mouthwatering masterpieces and equally luscious good looks? His struggle with...

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I Capture the Castle written by Dodie Smith performed by Jenny Agutter on CD (Unabridged)

I Capture the Castle written by Dodie Smith performed by Jenny Agutter on CD (Unabridged)£49.99  -  £59.99

In this coming of age story, Dodie Smith introduces the visionary and eccentric character of seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain. The youngest daughter in a family of impoverished artists, it is her imagination and writing that takes us away from the ramshackle old English castle where they live, and towards ...

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Immortality, Inc. written by Robert Sheckley performed by Bronson Pinchot on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Immortality, Inc. written by Robert Sheckley performed by Bronson Pinchot on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Want to be immortal? You can be in AD 2110. Just go to the Hereafter Insurance Corporation and hook yourself up to the Machine. There’s nothing to fear. That is, if it happens to be working right, and if nobody slips another mind into your body when you’re not looking, and if you’re not on a poltergeist hatelist…

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Kim written by Rudyard Kipling performed by Sam Dastor on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Kim written by Rudyard Kipling performed by Sam Dastor on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Kipling creates a harmonious picture of India that unites the secular and the spiritual, the life of action and that of contemplation. It is the story of the orphaned son of an Irish soldier, Kimball O'Hara, who spends his childhood as a vagabond, traveling through India with an old Tibetan lama, enthralled by...

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King Solomon's Mines written by H. Rider Haggard performed by Toby Stephens on CD (Unabridged)

King Solomon's Mines written by H. Rider Haggard performed by Toby Stephens on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

It is a curious thing that at my age–fifty-five last birthday–I should find myself taking up a pen to try to write a history. I wonder what sort of a history it will be when I have finished it, if ever I come to the end of the trip! I have done a good many things in my life, which seems a long one to me, owing to my having...

Letter from My Windmill and Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow written by Alphonse Daudet and Jerome K. Jerome performed by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie on Audio CD (Abridged)

Letter from My Windmill and Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow written by Alphonse Daudet and Jerome K. Jerome performed by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99

Two of Britain's best-loved contemporary comedians, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, read the amusing nineteenth-century stories, anecdotes and fables found in Letters from My Windmill by Alphonse Daudet and Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are famous for their...

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Little Black Lies written by Sharon Bolton performed by Antonia Beamish, Kenny Blyth and Lucy Price-Lewis on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Little Black Lies written by Sharon Bolton performed by Antonia Beamish, Kenny Blyth and Lucy Price-Lewis on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Admittedly, it wasn't murder. A moment's carelessness, a tragic accident - and two children are dead. Yours. Living in a small island community, you can't escape the woman who destroyed your life. Each chance encounter is an agonizing reminder of what you've lost - your family, your future, your sanity.

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories written by Oscar Wilde performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories written by Oscar Wilde performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

A Genius Performance by Derek Jacobi! Lord Arthur Savile is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton, but a chiromantist reads Arthur Savile's palm and tells him that, in future, he will commit a murder. Lord Arthur wants to marry, but he decides to commit the murder before marrying....

so that his wife may not be caused to blush for his wrongdoing.

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Lord James Harrington and the Autumn Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Lord James Harrington and the Autumn Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

A corny cosy mystery for that lazy Sunday afternoon. Welcome to the Cavendish community and hope you enjoy this mystery. Sweet Mystery Books: I am blessed to be able to make friends with many of the authors I feature on my blog, and Lynn is awesome. If traditional cozy mysteries draw you in, I invite...

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Lord James Harrington and the Christmas Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Lord James Harrington and the Christmas Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

I'm delighted to publish the fifth Lord James Harrington mystery. For those who enjoy Paul Temple, Peter Wimsey and that style of cosy crime, I am hoping this will be the series for you. For regular readers, you know what these mysteries are all about. For those new to the series, they are about a village...

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Lord James Harrington and the Cornish Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Lord James Harrington and the Cornish Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Lord James Harrington and his wife, Beth are taking a well-earned holiday with Stephen and Anne in Polpennarth, Cornwall, where the Cornish Legends festival is taking place. James learns that, during the opening procession, a local fisherman vanished and, when further men disappear in broad daylight, he...

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Lord James Harrington and the Easter Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Lord James Harrington and the Easter Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Easter Day - and the vicar's dog digs up a human bone on the Harrington estate. Retracing the dog's walk, Lord James Harrington uncovers a skeleton buried in the woods and identifies a number of expensive items. With the likelihood that the victim could be someone well-to-do, James is concerned that they may...

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Lord James Harrington and the Solstice Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Lord James Harrington and the Solstice Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Lord James Harrington and his wife, Beth, happen upon a road accident where the driver, Bernard Potter, is seriously injured. While giving first-aid, Potter mumbles concerns about his daughter which James takes as the ramblings of a dying man. But, when visiting Mrs Potter, they realise that her husband...

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Lord James Harrington and the Summer Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Lord James Harrington and the Summer Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

It’s summer, and the annual tennis tournament between Cavendish and Charnley is underway, but a sudden spate of jewel thefts prompts James to put his sleuthing hat on. His investigation suggests that the criminals are using an ancient smuggling network. Can he convince his good friend, DCI George Lane, of...

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Lord James Harrington and the Whitsun Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Lord James Harrington and the Whitsun Mystery written by Lynn Florkiewicz performed by David Thorpe on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Join James, Beth and the regulars as they celebrate Whitsun and embark on another thrilling adventure. Having picked up a commendation from Sussex Police, Lord Harrington and his wife, Beth, are given a curious task by DCI George Lane - to observe Theodore Livingstone, Member of Parliament, who has...

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Lord Peter Views the Body written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on Cassette (Unabridged)

Lord Peter Views the Body written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £59.99

A Genius Performance by Ian Carmichael! The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey.

Lord Peter Wimsey BBC Radio Drama Collection 2 written by Dorothy L Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones, Joan Hickson and Miriam Margolyes on Audio CD (Abridged)

Lord Peter Wimsey BBC Radio Drama Collection 2 written by Dorothy L Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones, Joan Hickson and Miriam Margolyes on Audio CD (Abridged)£39.99

Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in these consummate BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' much-loved mysteries. Elegant, erudite and sharp-witted, aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey featured in numerous novels and short stories by 'Queen of Crime' Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast...

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Lorna Doone written by R.D. Blackmore performed by Jonathan Keeble on CD (Unabridged)

Lorna Doone written by R.D. Blackmore performed by Jonathan Keeble on CD (Unabridged)£69.99  -  £89.99

This tale of romance and revenge is atmospherically situated in the brooding and evocative setting of Exmoor. Blackmore transports us back to the 17th century where the infamous Doone clan preside over the region, imposing their whims and callously removing anyone who stands in their way.

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Madam, Will You Talk? written by Mary Stewart performed by Nyree Dawn Porter on Cassette (Unabridged)

Madam, Will You Talk? written by Mary Stewart performed by Nyree Dawn Porter on Cassette (Unabridged)£149.99

The pioneer of romantic suspense, Mary Stewart, leads listeners on a thrilling journey through a dangerous and deadly Provence in this tale perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. It sounds idyllic: a leisurely drive through the sun-drenched landscape of Provence. But Charity's dream holiday turns...

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Middlemarch written by George Eliot performed by Maureen O'Brien on CD (Unabridged)

Middlemarch written by George Eliot performed by Maureen O'Brien on CD (Unabridged)£89.99

George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Set against the cultural and social fluctuations of the nineteenth century, Middlemarch features a vivid cast of complex characters. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young...

Mystery Mile written by Margery Allingham performed by Philip Franks on CD (Abridged)

Mystery Mile written by Margery Allingham performed by Philip Franks on CD (Abridged)£14.99

A Genius Performance by Philip Franks!

Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four written by George Orwell performed by Samuel West on CD (Unabridged)

Nineteen Eighty-Four written by George Orwell performed by Samuel West on CD (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £59.99

Another truely Genius Performance by Samuel West!

His reading of this book evokes the menace of Orwell's vision in a way none of us have ever heard before - another Must Listen!

Published in 1949, Ninety Eighty-Four is Orwell's terrifing vision of a totalitarian future. Its hero, Winston Smith, is a worker at the Ministry of Truth, where he falsifies records for the party. Secretly subversive, he and his colleague Julia try to free themselves from political slavery but the price of freedom is betrayal.

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Northanger Abbey written by Jane Austen performed by Juliet Stevenson on CD (Unabridged)

Northanger Abbey written by Jane Austen performed by Juliet Stevenson on CD (Unabridged)£34.99  -  £69.99

When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of 'Gothic novels' by her new friend, Isabella...

Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck performed by Clarke Peters on CD (Unabridged)

Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck performed by Clarke Peters on CD (Unabridged)£9.99  -  £14.99

Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream.

On the Road written by Jack Kerouac performed by David Carradine on Audio CD (Abridged)

On the Road written by Jack Kerouac performed by David Carradine on Audio CD (Abridged)£19.99

Dean Moriarty spent most of his time in jail and part in the library: a renegade, intellectual and mystic, he and Sal Paradise, a romantic and spiritual young author, are the embodiment of the beat generation, heading off across the States to the sounds of jazz, the pulse of sex and the feel of drugs and drink.

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Persuasion written by Jane Austen performed by Juliet Stevenson on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Persuasion written by Jane Austen performed by Juliet Stevenson on Audio CD (Unabridged)£49.99

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first and only love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. When their paths finally cross again, Anne finds herself slighted and all traces of their former intimacy gone. As the pair continue to share the same social circle, dramatic events in Lyme Regis, and later in...

Queen Lucia - BBC Full Cast Drama written by E.F. Benson performed by Barbara Jefford, Jonathan Cecil, Fabia Drake and Jane Wenham on Audio CD (Abridged)

Queen Lucia - BBC Full Cast Drama written by E.F. Benson performed by Barbara Jefford, Jonathan Cecil, Fabia Drake and Jane Wenham on Audio CD (Abridged)£19.99

Lucia is the uncrowned queen of 1920s provincial society, the Everest of social climbers and the most delicious of snobs. In the pastoral serenity of the village of Riseholme, Lucia and her unforgettable cronies face up to an Indian guru, spiritualism and a cultural usurper. E.F. Benson's wickedly witty satires on the...

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Red Bones written by Ann Cleeves performed by Kenny Blyth on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Red Bones written by Ann Cleeves performed by Kenny Blyth on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

When an elderly woman is shot in what appears to be a tragic accident, Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called to investigate the mystery. The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two feuding...

Rubbernecker written by Belinda Bauer performed by Andrew Wincott on CD (Unabridged)

Rubbernecker written by Belinda Bauer performed by Andrew Wincott on CD (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £49.99

The dead can't speak to us," Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. Sometimes, only an outsider can get to the truth. Patrick had been on the outside all his life. Thoughtful, but different, infuriating even to his own mother, his life changes when he follows an obsession with death to study anatomy at university.

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Shadows in Flight written by Orson Scott Card performed by Stefan Rudnicki and Full Cast on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Shadows in Flight written by Orson Scott Card performed by Stefan Rudnicki and Full Cast on Audio CD (Unabridged)£24.99  -  £39.99

Ender’s Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel.... At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children - the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives...

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Silas Marner written by George Eliot performed by Andrew Sachs on CD (Unabridged)

Silas Marner written by George Eliot performed by Andrew Sachs on CD (Unabridged)£19.99  -  £39.99

Although the shortest of George Eliot's novels, Silas Marner is one of her most admired and loved works. It tells the sad story of the unjustly exiled Silas Marner - a handloom linen weaver of Raveloe in the agricultural heartland of England - and how he is restored to life by the unlikely means of the orphan child Eppie.

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Silent Voices written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Silent Voices written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once in her life, she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. Then Vera spots ligature marks around the victim’s throat.... Vera revels being back in charge of an investigation again, working...

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Sir Nigel written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Stephen Thorne on CD (Unabridged)

Sir Nigel written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Stephen Thorne on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

The tale, at its outset, traces the fortunes of the family of Loring of the Manor of Tilford in Surrey, many of whose scions had been prominent in the service of the Norman and Angevin Kings of England, against the backdrop of the Black Death.

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Sitting Murder - A Lancashire Detective Mystery Book 3 written by A.J. Wright performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Sitting Murder - A Lancashire Detective Mystery Book 3 written by A.J. Wright performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

Detective Sergeant Michael Brennan of the Wigan Borough Police has no time for tales of ghosts and the afterlife or of the dead contacting the living. So, when he finds himself investigating the case of a recently widowed young woman, Alice Goodway, who has suddenly developed 'the Gift' of mediumship...

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Such Good Work written by Johannes Lichtman performed by Jacques Row on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Such Good Work written by Johannes Lichtman performed by Jacques Row on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

A timely and provocative debut novel that Rivka Galchen calls “wisely comic and tremendously moving,” about a creative writing teacher whose efforts to stay sober land him in Malmö, Sweden, where drugs are scarce but the refugee crisis forces a very different kind of reckoning. Jonas Anderson wants a fresh start.

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Telling Tales written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Telling Tales written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

It has been 10 years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of 15-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie’s innocence. Abigail’s killer is still at large. For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back..

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles written by Thomas Hardy performed by Peter Firth on CD (Unabridged)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles written by Thomas Hardy performed by Peter Firth on CD (Unabridged)£49.99

On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore, or Blackmoor. The pair of legs that carried him were rickety, and there was a bias in his gait which inclined him somewhat ...

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The Abominable written by Dan Simmons performed by Kevin T. Collins on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Abominable written by Dan Simmons performed by Kevin T. Collins on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

June 1924. On the brutal North East Ridge of Mount Everest, famous adventurers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine vanish into the snow-whipped night. Daredevil explorer Richard Deacon devises a plan to follow in the men's footsteps, accompanied only by two friends. Off piste and with no support team...

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The Brightest Sun written by Adrienne Benson performed by Rachel Fulginiti on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Brightest Sun written by Adrienne Benson performed by Rachel Fulginiti on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

An illuminating debut following three women in sub-Saharan Africa as they search for home and family. Leona, an isolated American anthropologist, gives birth to a baby girl in a remote Maasai village and must decide how she can be a mother, in spite of her own grim childhood. Jane, a lonely expat wife...

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The Cheltenham Square Murder written by John Bude performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Cheltenham Square Murder written by John Bude performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

In the seeming tranquility of Regency Square in Cheltenham live the diverse inhabitants of its 10 houses. One summer's evening the square's rivalries and allegiances are disrupted by a sudden and unusual death - an arrow to the head, shot through an open window at no. 6. Unfortunately for the murderer, an...

The City Where We Once Lived written by Eric Barnes performed by Patrick Lawlor on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The City Where We Once Lived written by Eric Barnes performed by Patrick Lawlor on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

In a near future where climate change has severely affected weather and agriculture, the North End of an unnamed city has long been abandoned in favor of the neighboring South End. Aside from the scavengers steadily stripping the empty city to its bones, only a few thousand people remain, content to live...

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The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas written by John le Carre performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation on CD (Abridged)

The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas written by John le Carre performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation on CD (Abridged)£39.99

This is the complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carre's bestselling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley.George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged and deceptively...

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The Cornish Coast Murder written by John Bude performed by Ben Allen on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Cornish Coast Murder written by John Bude performed by Ben Allen on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Never, even in his most optimistic moments, had he visualised a scene of this nature—himself in one arm-chair, a police officer in another, and between them . . . a mystery.” So thinks the Reverend Dodd—vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen and a reader of detective novels—when an actual mystery...

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The Crow Trap written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Crow Trap written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception...

The Dead Man V4 written by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin performed by Luke Daniels on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Dead Man V4 written by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin performed by Luke Daniels on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Matt discovers an underworld of people with uncanny powers living in the shadows of New York City, all trying to elude a dark force that’s ruthlessly hunting them down in Joel Goldman’s “Freaks Must Die”. Now Matt must save the “freaks” from bloody annihilation. In Lisa Klink’s “Slaves to Evil”, Matt is trapped in a...

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The Dungeon House written by Martin Edwards performed by Julia Franklin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Dungeon House written by Martin Edwards performed by Julia Franklin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Twenty years ago, Malcolm Whiteley discovers his attractive wife, Lysette, is having an affair. The Whiteleys are wealthy and live with their 16-year-old daughter, Amber, in the magnificent Dungeon House. When Lysette tells Malcolm their marriage is over, he snaps and takes out the old rifle he has been...

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The Facts of Life and Death written by Belinda Bauer performed by Colleen Prendergast on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Facts of Life and Death written by Belinda Bauer performed by Colleen Prendergast on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

On the beaches and cliffs of North Devon, lone women have become victims in a terrifying game where only one player knows the rules-and, when those rules change, the new game is murder. But that madman on the loose feels very far from the crumbling, seaside home of ten-year-old Ruby Trick. Instead of...

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The Glass Room written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Glass Room written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but when one of her neighbours goes missing, she feels duty-bound to find out what happened. It’s an easy job to track the young woman down to the Writers’ House, a country retreat where aspiring authors gather to work on their novels. But things get...

The Hanging Valley written by Peter Robinson performed by Neil Pearson  on CD (Abridged)

The Hanging Valley written by Peter Robinson performed by Neil Pearson on CD (Abridged)£9.99

A faceless corpse is discovered in a tranquil, hidden valley below the village of Swainshead. And when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrives, he finds that no-one is willing to talk. Banks's frustration only grows when the identity of the body is revealed.

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The Lake District Murder written by John Bude performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Lake District Murder written by John Bude performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Luke flung the light of his torch full onto the face of the immobile figure. Then he had the shock of his life. The man had no face! Where his face should have been was a sort of inhuman, uniform blank! When a body is found at an isolated garage, Inspector Meredith is drawn into a complex investigation where...

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The Lieutenant written by Kate Grenville performed by Bill Willis on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Lieutenant written by Kate Grenville performed by Bill Willis on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

In 1787 Lieutenant Daniel Rooke sets sail from Portsmouth with the First Fleet and its cargo of convicts, destined for New South Wales. As a young officer and a man of science, the shy and quiet Rooke is full of anticipation about the natural wonders he might discover in this strange land on the other side of the...

The Lost World written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Matthew Rhys on CD (Unabridged)

The Lost World written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Matthew Rhys on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

The Lost World is a classic adventure novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Professor George Edward Challenger, Edward Malone, Professor Summerlee, and Lord John Roxton, set out to explore a South America plateau where prehistoric animals, including dinosaurs still live.

The Morcai Battalion: The Pursuit written by Diana Palmer performed by Todd McLaren on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Morcai Battalion: The Pursuit written by Diana Palmer performed by Todd McLaren on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers an intergalactic tale of impossible love...and betrayal The first time Mekashe, Captain of the Imperial Guard, meets blue-eyed human beauty Jasmine Donally, the two nearly come to blows. Forever devoted to the Cehn-Tahr, Mekashe is forced to sever ties...

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The Moth Catcher written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Moth Catcher written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Until a shocking discovery. The owners of a big country house have employed a young ecologist named Patrick to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley. DI Vera Stanhope...

The Prisoner of Zenda written by Anthony Hope performed by James Wilby on CD (Unabridged)

The Prisoner of Zenda written by Anthony Hope performed by James Wilby on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Anthony Hope's fantastic novel, The Prisoner of Zenda. After leaving his lofty life in London, Rassendyll discovers adventure in Ruritania, where he happens to bear a remarkable resemblance to the local king, Rudolf Elphberg.

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The Red House Mystery written by A.A. Milne performed by Bill Wallis on CD (Unabridged)

The Red House Mystery written by A.A. Milne performed by Bill Wallis on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

This was Milne's first and final venture into the detective and mystery genre, despite its immediate success and an offer of two thousand pounds for his next mystery novel. The story is set in the quaint, English countryside at the house party of Mark Ablett, where a murder quickly takes place.

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The Return of the Native written by Thomas Hardy performed by Alan Rickman on CD (Unabridged)

The Return of the Native written by Thomas Hardy performed by Alan Rickman on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

Set on Egdon Heath, a fictional barren moor in Wessex, Eustacia Vye longs for the excitement of city life but is cut off from the world in her grandfather's lonely cottage. Clym Yeobright who has returned to the area to become a schoolmaster seems to offer everything she dreams of: passion, excitement...

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The Seagull written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Seagull written by Ann Cleeves performed by Janine Birkett on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the...

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The Shut Eye written by Belinda Bauer performed by Andrew Wincott on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Shut Eye written by Belinda Bauer performed by Andrew Wincott on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

A woman gets involved with a psychic who may be able to find her missing son. Five footprints are the only sign that four-year-old Daniel Buck was ever here. Every day, Anna Buck guards the little prints in the cement. Polishing them to a shine. Keeping them safe. Spiraling towards insanity. Anna is desperate for...

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The Sleeping and the Dead written by Ann Cleeves performed by John Telfer on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Sleeping and the Dead written by Ann Cleeves performed by John Telfer on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Detective Peter Porteous is called to Cranwell Lake, where the body of a teenager has been discovered. After trawling through the missing persons files, he deduces that the corpse is Michael Grey, an enigmatic and secretive young man who was reported missing by his foster parents in 1972. For country prison...

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The Sport of Queens written by Dick Francis performed by Tony Britton on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Sport of Queens written by Dick Francis performed by Tony Britton on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his...

The Story Collector written by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb performed by Brittany Pressley on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Story Collector written by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb performed by Brittany Pressley on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

The Story Collector by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb is a middle-grade historical fiction audiobook inspired by the real life of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, born and raised in the New York Public Library. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler has spent her whole life in the New York Public Library. She knows every room by heart, except...

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The Sussex Downs Murder written by John Bude performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Sussex Downs Murder written by John Bude performed by Gordon Griffin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

John Rother drives away from Chalklands Farm in Sussex for a short vacation - and promptly disappears. His car turns up - with bloodstains - but there is no sign of John Rother - unless, of course, those stains are a sign of foul play. Enter Superintendent Meredith - and the sinister discovery of human bones at...

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The Very Principled Maggie Mayfield written by Kathy Cooperman performed by Amy McFadden on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Very Principled Maggie Mayfield written by Kathy Cooperman performed by Amy McFadden on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

From Kathy Cooperman, the bestselling author of Crimes Against a Book Club, comes a comedy about a woman with good intentions who makes some very bad decisions. Maggie Mayfield, an elementary school principal in the upscale suburbs of San Diego, likes to do the right thing - for her students and, after...

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This Lunar Beauty - Selected Poems 1927-1939 written by W.H. Auden performed by James Fenton on Cassette (Unabridged)

This Lunar Beauty - Selected Poems 1927-1939 written by W.H. Auden performed by James Fenton on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

W H Auden was once described as the Picasso of modern poetry.Here we see him transforming the influence of Anglo-Saxon and middle English poets into some of the most original and experimental poetry of modern times. All of the poems included demonstrate a truly brilliant craftsmanship which has...

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Under the Greenwood Tree written by Thomas Hardy performed by Robert Hardy on CD (Unabridged)

Under the Greenwood Tree written by Thomas Hardy performed by Robert Hardy on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Under the Greenwood Tree: A Rural Painting of the Dutch School is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published anonymously in 1872. It was Hardy's second published novel, the last to be printed without his name, and the first of his great series of Wessex novels.

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Village Diary written by Mrs Dora Saint as Miss Read performed by Gwen Watford on CD (Unabridged)

Village Diary written by Mrs Dora Saint as Miss Read performed by Gwen Watford on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

As I have been given a large and magnificent diary for Christmas... I intend to fill it in as long as my ardour lasts.' Luckily, Miss Read's ardour lasts all year, encompassing every aspect of Fairacre life. Whether embroiled unwillingly in her friend Amy's marital hiccups, discussing the changing world with Miss ...

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Whiskey Undone written by Carrie Ann Ryan performed by Maxine Mitchell on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Whiskey Undone written by Carrie Ann Ryan performed by Maxine Mitchell on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Two best friends follow a dangerous and seductive path in the final standalone novel of the bestselling Whiskey and Lies series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan. Ainsley Harris has always kept a secret from her best friend. She's stood by his side, helped him raise his daughter, and tried to keep her...

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White Nights written by Ann Cleeves performed by Kenny Blyth on Audio CD (Unabridged)

White Nights written by Ann Cleeves performed by Kenny Blyth on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

When Shetland detective Jimmy Perez finds a body in a hut used by fishermen, it seems to be a straightforward case of suicide. He recognises the victim - a stranger with amnesia who had disrupted a local party the night before his death. Yet this is no desperate act of anguish but the work of a cold and...

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Wild Fire written by Ann Cleeves performed by Kenny Blyth on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Wild Fire written by Ann Cleeves performed by Kenny Blyth on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, a new English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny’s body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wildfire. With suspicion raining down on the family...

Wild Swans - Three Daughters of China written by Jung Chang performed by Anna Massey on CD (Abridged)

Wild Swans - Three Daughters of China written by Jung Chang performed by Anna Massey on CD (Abridged)£6.99

The publication of Wild Swans in 1991 was a worldwide phenomenon. Not only did it become the best-selling non-fiction book in British publishing history, with sales of well over two million, it was received with unanimous critical acclaim, and was named the winner of the 1993 British Book of the Year Award.