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    • Attention All Shipping

    • By: Charlie Connelly
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Shipping Forecast is a curious peace of broadcasting: at once impenetrably baffling yet at the same time reassuringly familiar. But where are these places, and what secrets do they conceal? Charlie Connelly sets off on a journey round the forecast to find out, unearthing the history and culture behind one of Britain's best-loved broadcasting institutions.

    Regular price: $36.97

    • Attention All Shipping

    • By: Charlie Connelly
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
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    The solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour. Since its first broadcast in the 1920s, it has inspired poems, songs, and novels, in addition to its intended objective of warning generations of seafarers of impending storms and gales. In Attention All Shipping, Charlie Connelly wittily explores the places behind the voice, those mysterious regions whose names seem often to bear no relation to conventional geography.

    Regular price: $11.18

    • The Forgotten Soldier

    • He Wasn't a Soldier, He Was Just a Boy
    • By: Charlie Connelly
    • Narrated by: Adrian Palmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    Best-selling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen. But this is not just his story; it is the story of all the young forgotten soldiers who fought and bravely died for their country. The Forgotten Soldier tells the story of Private Edward Connelly, aged 19, killed in the First World War a week before the Armistice and immediately forgotten, even, it seems, by his own family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very true Memoir

    • By S. Perry on 08-31-15

    Regular price: $15.48

    • In Search of Elvis

    • A Journey to Find the Man Beneath the Jumpsuit
    • By: Charlie Connelly
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    In Search of Elvis sees Charlie Connelly set off on a journey to discover what makes Elvis so significant today, more than half a century after he changed popular culture forever. Charlie's odyssey takes him to Finland to meet an academic who performs Elvis songs in long-dead languages while wearing a kilt, and to Canada to find Schmelvis, an Orthodox Jewish Elvis tribute artist. It culminates in Memphis, where Charlie stays at the Heartbreak Hotel and records a song in Sun Studio.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Constance Street: The true story of one family and one street in London's East End

    • By: Charlie Connelly
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Through the story of one street - Constance Street - we hear the true life tales of a tight knit group of working class women in the East End of London set against a backdrop of war, hardship and struggle. It's a story of matriarchy and deep family ties, of a generation that was scattered away from the street during the blitz bombings but which maintained the ties of that street for decades afterwards.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Bring Me Sunshine

    • By: Charlie Connelly
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We talk about the weather a lot. It exasperates, confounds, and on occasion delights us. Our national conversation is dominated by the weather, but how much do we really know about it? Charlie Connelly sets off on the trail of our island obsession: He breezes through the lives of meteorological eccentrics, geniuses, rainmakers, and cloud-busters and brings vividly to life great weather events from history.

    Regular price: $22.91

    • And Did Those Feet

    • By: Charlie Connelly
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    As a lover of both history and the countryside, urbanite couch-potato Charlie Connelly decides to rectify this and sets out on foot along some famous routes, journeying alongside Bodica's chariot in Norfolk, reliving Bonnie Prince Charlie's flight to Skye, and taking the same tragic route as the starving famine walkers of Connemara. It's a tale that features broken toes, dead poets, a couple of ghosts, and rain. Lots and lots of rain.

    Regular price: $34.80