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Murder on the Orient Express written by Agatha Christie performed by Kenneth Branagh on CD (Unabridged)

Murder on the Orient Express written by Agatha Christie performed by Kenneth Branagh on CD (Unabridged)£9.99

Agatha Christie’s most famous murder mystery, read by director and star of the hugely anticipated 2017 film adaptation, Kenneth Branagh. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning...

At War With Waugh - The Real Story of Scoop written by W.F. Deedes performed by W.F. Deedes on CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781408401491
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Memoir
Duration:  275 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  W.F. Deedes
Narrator 1:  W.F. Deedes
Rarity:  Rare

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History, both political and literary, was made when W. F. Deedes met Evelyn Waugh in 1935. Both were in Abyssinia to cover a war which many in England regarded with bewildered indifference but which profoundly influenced an impending global conflict. Whilst Deedes was principally concerned with filing...

copy to London, the author of Brideshead Revisited had another agenda and another novel in mind, Scoop. As Waugh drank, played poker and observed hacks in seedy hotel bars in Addis Ababa, he focussed on one young reporter.

W. F. Deedes has always denied his association with Scoop's Boot, the innocent abroad and nature-notes writer who is accidentally dispatched to a war zone. However, he acknowledges some similarities - particularly the tonnage of kit he shipped from London.

Bill Deedes considers that 'little' war and its importance with the hindsight of a further 60-odd years of impeccably thoughtful reporting from other battlefields, whilst offering unique memories of his difficult contemporary - arguably the finest English novelist of his time.

Written with characteristic wit, insight and affection, At War with Waugh is a small classic.

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