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    • The People's Post

    • By: Dominic Sandbrook
    • Narrated by: AudioGO Ltd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A 15-part BBC Radio 4 series exploring the origins of the Post Office, how it became a cherished national institution, and how it adapted to globalisation and commercialisation. It’s called Royal Mail but it should be known as the People s Post. Launched in 1516 by Henry VIII, it was intended to support royal communications and bolster intelligence.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Seasons in the Sun

    • The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979
    • By: Dominic Sandbrook
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 41 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the '60s had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation. As the world looked on in horrified fascination, Britain seemed to be tearing itself apart. And yet, amid the gloom, glittered a creativity and cultural dynamism that would influence our lives long after the nightmarish '70s had been forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Carry on, Britain!

    • By Steven on 07-12-14

    Regular price: $32.71

    • State of Emergency

    • The Way We Were: Britain, 1970-1974
    • By: Dominic Sandbrook
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 32 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the Sixties had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation. As the world looked on in horrified fascination, Britain seemed to be tearing itself apart. And yet, amid the gloom, glittered a creativity and cultural dynamism that would influence our lives long after the nightmarish Seventies had been forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I had no idea how bleak these times were in the UK

    • By Steven on 07-12-14

    Regular price: $46.79

    • The Great British Dream Factory

    • The Strange History of Our National Imagination
    • By: Dominic Sandbrook
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Britain's empire has gone. Our manufacturing base is a shadow of its former self; the Royal Navy has been reduced to a skeleton. In military, diplomatic and economic terms, we no longer matter as we once did. And yet there is still one area in which we can legitimately claim superpower status: our popular culture.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An Overdose Of Thatcherite Tubthumping

    • By David Alexander McDonald on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $30.98