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Our Island Story from The Romans in Britain to Queen Victoria written by H.E. Marshall performed by Anna Bentinck and Daniel Philpott on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Our Island Story from The Romans in Britain to Queen Victoria written by H.E. Marshall performed by Anna Bentinck and Daniel Philpott on Audio CD (Unabridged)£69.99

H.E. Marshall s classic children's chronicle of Britain Our Island Story includes all the best-loved (and most infamous!) stories from history: King Alfred and the cakes; King John and the Magna Carta; Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar; Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada; and many others. This box set contains the complete and unabridged text, released previously in separate volumes. It is read with aplomb...

Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time written by Penelope Lively performed by Anna Bentinck on CD (Unabridged)

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Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time written by Penelope Lively performed by Anna Bentinck on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781445032535
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Autobiography
Duration:  400 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Penelope Lively
Performer 1:  Anna Bentinck
Rarity:  Extremely Rare

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A memoir that addresses ageing, memory, time and a life in the 20th century, by one of our greatest writers, Penelope Lively. This is not quite a memoir. Rather, it is the view from old age. And a view of old age itself, this place at which we arrive with a certain surprise - ambushed, or so it can seem.

One of the few advantages of age is that you can report on it with a certain authority; you are a native now, and know what goes on here.' In this charming but powerful memoir, Penelope Lively reports from beyond the horizon of old age.

She describes what old age feels like for those who have arrived there and considers the implications of this new demographic. She looks at the context of a life and times, the history and archaeology that is actually being made as we live out our lives in real time, in her case World War II; post war penny-pinching Britain; the Suez crisis; the Cold War and up to the present day.

She examines the tricks and truths of memory. She looks back over a lifetime of reading and writing. And finally she looks at her identifying cargo of possessions - two ammonites, a cat, a pair of American ducks and a leaping fish sherd, amongst others. This is an elegant, moving and deeply enjoyable memoir by one of our most loved writers.

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