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  • The Sun King: Louis XIV at Versailles | Nancy Mitford

    The Sun King: Louis XIV at Versailles

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin, Ellen Ezekiel
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    Of all the crowned heads of Europe, there was none to match the dignity, grace, and magnificence of Louis XIV, the greatest king in French history. And there was no other palace to match the glory of Versailles at its zenith.

    Theresa says: "Versailles and Louis XIV as you never suspected"
  • Wigs on the Green | Nancy Mitford

    Wigs on the Green

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated By Jenny Agutter
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    Eugenia Malmains is one of the richest girls in England and an ardent supporter of Captain Jack and the Union Jack shirts; Noel and Jasper are both in search of an heiress (so much easier than trying to work for the money); Poppy and Marjorie are nursing lovelorn hearts; and the beautiful bourgeois Mrs Lace is on the prowl for someone to lighten the boredom of her life.

  • Love in a Cold Climate | Nancy Mitford

    Love in a Cold Climate

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated By Patricia Hodge
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    Groomed from a young age for marriage by her mother, the fearsome Lady Montdore, Polly causes a scandal when she declares her love for her uncle, the lecherous lecturer, and runs off to France.

  • The Pursuit of Love | Nancy Mitford

    The Pursuit of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
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    Oh, the boredom of waiting to grow up! Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny fantasise about the perfect lover. But finding Mr Right proves difficult, and Linda must bear marriage with both Tony the stuffy Tory MP and gorgeously handsome but humourless communist Christian before finding real passion in war-torn Paris with Fabrice.

    sue says: "Loved it"
  • Don't Tell Alfred | Nancy Mitford

    Don't Tell Alfred

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
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    Fanny, who is married to the bumbling, absent-minded Oxford don Alfred, is content with her role as a plain, tweedy housewife. But her life changes overnight when Alfred is appointed English Ambassador to Paris. Suddenly she is mixing with royalty, Rothschilds and Dior-clad wives, giving cocktail parties and having her every move and outfit printed in the papers the next day.

  • The Blessing | Nancy Mitford

    The Blessing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated By Jenny Agutter
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    It isn’t just Nanny who finds it difficult in France when Grace and her young son Sigi are finally able to join her dashing aristocratic husband Charles-Edouard after the war. For Grace is out of her depth among the fashionably dressed and immaculately coiffured French women, and shocked by their relentless gossiping and bedhopping. When she discovers her husband’s tendency to lust after every pretty girl he sees, it looks like trouble. And things get even more complicated when little Sigi steps in.

  • Pigeon Pie | Nancy Mitford

    Pigeon Pie

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ayres
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    Sophia works at a first-aid post during the so-called ‘phoney war’ while cherishing an ambition to become a glamorous female spy. Fate ordains that she shall have her chance in this inventive, stylish satire.When the highly imaginative Lady Sophia Garfield discovers a nest of very real German spies in her home, nobody believes her. With her maid murdered and her beloved bulldog held hostage, she sets out alone to gain proof and, with time out for tea at the Ritz, save Britain.

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