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The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)

The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)£24.99  -  £29.99

When a country doctor comes to Sherlock Holmes with a far-fetched tale of a sudden death, a devil dog and an ancient curse, Holmes is sceptical. Could the demise of Sir Charles Baskerville really have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations?

Beau Brummell - The Ultimate Dandy written by Ian Kelly performed by Ian Kelly on Audio CD (Abridged)

Beau Brummell - The Ultimate Dandy written by Ian Kelly performed by Ian Kelly on Audio CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9781840329445
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Biography
Duration:  180 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  Ian Kelly
Narrator 1:  Ian Kelly

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Beau Brummell's life is a riveting story of unparalleled fame, fashion and admiration followed by a descent into poverty and madness. The man who put Saville Row on the map, who could win friends, political arguments or the favours of women with apparent effortlessness, and who was responsible for...

some of the wittiest put-downs in history, Brummell created the myth of the British gent typified by wit, style, sex, and the finest tailoring in the world.

"Beau Brummell" also introduces us to the age of the newly fashionable West End and the novel concept of 'shopping'. Beau is for the West End what Pepys was for The City: the man who gave it character.

In this biography Ian Kelly brings the clothes, fashions and people of Regency England vividly to life. Brummell's life is a mirror to his own age and also to our own.

Part Andy Warhol, part David Beckham, part Oscar Wilde - Brummell became famous by virtue of his image at a time when the modern concept of 'celebrity' was first termed. This is the man with cause to be considered the father of the cult of personality - to be considered, indeed, as the first true 'celebrity'.

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