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4.50 from Paddington written by Agatha Christie performed by June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker on Audio CD (Abridged)

4.50 from Paddington written by Agatha Christie performed by June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99

Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4:50 train from Paddington station to visit her friend, Miss Marple. During the journey, another train pulls alongside, and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a tall, dark man strangling a blonde woman. She reports what...

Flashman and the Dragon written by George MacDonald Fraser performed by Toby Stephens on CD (Abridged)

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ISBN:  9780007266548
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Historical Adventure
Duration:  390 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  George MacDonald Fraser
Narrator 1:  Toby Stephens
Rarity:  Rare

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Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown’s schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents – horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century...

, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. ‘When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman’ Abraham Lincoln In China in 1860, a lot of people mistakenly put their trust in Flashman: the English vicar’s daughter with her cargo of opium; Lord Elgin in search of an intelligence chief; the Emperor’s ravishing concubine, seeking a champion in her struggles for power; and Szu-Zhan, the female bandit colossus, as practised in the arts of love as in the arts of war.

They were not to know that behind his Victoria Cross, Harry Flashman was a base coward and a charlatan.

They took him at face value. And he took them, for all he could, while China seethed through the bloodiest civil war in history and the British and French armies hacked their way to the heart of the Forbidden City…

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