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Harry Potter Collection - Books 1 to 3 written by J.K. Rowling performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Unabridged)

Harry Potter Collection - Books 1 to 3 written by J.K. Rowling performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Unabridged)£69.99

This set contains unabridged audio versions of the first three Harry Potter books - the perfect gift for young witches and wizards. They might not be on the Hogwarts Express but they can still enjoy the magic of these timeless tales. Narrated by Stephen Fry, they follow the young wizard Harry ......

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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