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    • Strange Sights and Sporting Scenes

    • Eccentric Oddities of 18th and 19th Century England
    • By: John Timbs
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The much loved chronicler and observer of all that is unusual, John Timbs describes a selection of the oddest sights and anecdotes of the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Regular price: $13.37

    • English Eccentrics

    • Portraits of Strange Characters and Oddballs
    • By: John Timbs
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Writing in the 19th century, John Timbs recounts the tales of some of the most idiosyncratic eccentrics of his own day and the preceding centuries. This audiobook begins with the story of the Beckford dynasty, who lavishly built the monstrous Fonthill Abbey, which, owing to their unconventional approach tended to fall down as quickly as it could be constructed. Then there is Beau Brummel, the celebrated dandy, whose stylish attire and his ongoing feud with the Prince of Wales were the gossip of the day.

    Regular price: $13.37