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The Reluctant Widow written by Georgette Heyer performed by Cornelius Garrett on CD (Unabridged)

The Reluctant Widow written by Georgette Heyer performed by Cornelius Garrett on CD (Unabridged)£44.99

Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

Days from a Different World - A Memoir of Childhood written by John Simpson performed by John Simpson on CD (Abridged)

Days from a Different World - A Memoir of Childhood written by John Simpson performed by John Simpson on CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9781405052283
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Autobiography
Duration:  360 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  John Simpson
Narrator 1:  John Simpson

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‘I have already touched on my childhood in Strange Places, Questionable People. But the further through life I get the more I want to revisit it. I want to look at the whole of my childhood, the England I grew up in and my family.'

This is not a mere exercise in nostalgia, rather it is a journey through the England of the late 1940s in all its shabby wonder and it will also tell the somewhat strange and often deeply painful story of John Simpson’s family.

Here we meet his father and his grandmother, who is still living in the small and rather depressing south London suburb which his family had built and dominated, and finally declined with.

We meet the great-uncle who returned injured from Passchendaele, unwanted because his injuries were mental rather than physical, the grandfather who drank the family money away and abandoned his wife and children and the grandfather who toured the country with a wild west show.

We learn, too, of the broken marriages and the unfulfilled lives, of the people who had died, and of the lives which were just beginning. Candid, beautifully written and touching, Days from a Different World will enchant all those who read it.

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