As the German Luftwaffe bomb the capital, undertaker Francis Hancock suddenly finds himself caught up in the middle of a terrifying abduction plot. It's 29 December, 1940, the night that Hitler has chosen to destroy London under a barrage of flaming incendiary bombs.
This is the story of how David Hempleman-Adams undertook a 1600 mile journey to the North Pole by balloon in an open-air wicker basket. He revisits the trip that inspired himan ill-fated Swedish expedition in 1897 that had a doomed love affair at the heart of its tale."
Darkness falls.... Despair abounds.... Evil reigns.... Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider.
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Read by Ralph Fiennes, this story is set at the end of World War II. It explores the lives of four disparate shell-shocked characters who find themselves holed up together in a ruined villa north of Florence as the war retreats around them.