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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  -  £39.99

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?

Coda written by Simon Gray performed by Simon Gray on CD (Abridged)

Coda written by Simon Gray performed by Simon Gray on CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9780571244188
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Memoir
Duration:  270 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  Simon Gray
Narrator 1:  Simon Gray

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Oddly, or perhaps not oddly, come to think of it, the smoking ban came into effect about three days after I got the news - yes, now I do come to think of it, it seems more than odd, it seems eerily consequential, suggesting among other possibilities that I am so innately, organically obedient that my whole physical...

system submitted to the law in spite of my habits and inclination, and that my inner opposition to it was immediately met by the most appropriate and natural punishment - lung cancer. So reflects the celebrated diarist and playwright Simon Gray during this frank, profoundly moving and often painfully funny account of what he refers to as 'the beginning of my dying'.

During a holiday with his wife in Crete, Gray recalls the scans, consultations and biopsies that have dominated the previous months while offering unforgettable portraits of fellow tourists and digressions on everything from lying to the maître d' and concerns about tipping to crimes of passion and his new-found obsession with obituaries.

Written with a great generosity of spirit and a poignant reluctance to leave this world behind, Simon Gray's Coda is as life-affirming as it is heart-rending.

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