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Fantastic Mr Fox written by Roald Dahl performed by Roald Dahl on CD (Unabridged)

Fantastic Mr Fox written by Roald Dahl performed by Roald Dahl on CD (Unabridged)£3.99

New look for this backlist classic favourite, read by Roald Dahl, himself. Boggis, Bunce and Bean are just about the nastiest and meanest three farmers you could meet – and they hate Mr Fox!

Dominion - The History of England from The Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee written by Peter Ackroyd performed by Derek Perkins on CD (Unabridged)

Dominion - The History of England from The Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee written by Peter Ackroyd performed by Derek Perkins on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781504799546
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  History
Duration:  870 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Peter Ackroyd
Narrator 1:  Derek Perkins

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Dominion, the fifth volume in Peter Ackroyd's masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901. Spanning the end of the Regency, Ackroyd takes listeners from the ..

accession of the profligate George IV, whose government was steered by Lord Liverpool, whose face was set against reform, to the "Sailor King" William IV, whose reign saw the modernization of the political system and the abolition of slavery.

But it was the accession of Queen Victoria, at only eighteen years old, that sparked an era of enormous innovation. Technological progress-from steam railways to the first telegram-swept the nation, and the finest inventions were showcased at the first Great Exhibition in 1851.

The emergence of the middle-classes changed the shape of society, and scientific advances changed the old pieties of the Church of England and spread secular ideas among the population.

Though intense industrialization brought booming times for the factory owners, the working classes were still subjected to poor housing, long work hours, and dire poverty. Yet by the end of Victoria's reign, the British Empire dominated much of the globe, and Britannia really did seem to rule the waves.

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