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    • Troilus and Criseyde (Dramatised)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer, Lavinia Greenlaw (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Tom Ferguson, Maxine Peake
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde by poet and writer Lavinia Greenlaw.

    One of the great works of English literature, this powerful, compelling story explores love from its first tentative beginnings through to passionate sensuality and eventual tragic disillusionment. Lavinia Greenlaw's new version for radio brings Chaucer's language up-to-date for a modern audience while remaining true to his original poetic intention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Tad Davis on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The Chess Girls

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Lavinia Greenlaw
    • Narrated by: Sally Orrock, Kerry Shale
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The emergence of the Polgar sisters in the 1970s and 80s rocked the chess world. In a heavily male dominated game, the three Hungarian girls broke record after record. The Chess Girls is the story of their parents, Laszlo and Klara Polgar, and how they defied the Communist authorities to conduct a remarkable educational experiment. Laszlo Polgar, convinced that any healthy child can be trained to become a genius, set out to prove his theory with his own children.

    Regular price: $8.53

    • BBC National Short Story Award 2013 (5 Shortlisted titles)

    • By: Sarah Hall, Lisa Blower, Lionel Shriver, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrea Riseborough, Rebekah Staton, Nancy Crane, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The five titles shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2013, administered in partnership with BookTrust. Contains: Mrs Fox by Sarah Hall read by Andrea Riseborough, Barmouth by Lisa Blower read by Rebekah Staton, Prepositions by Lionel Shriver read by Nancy Crane, Notes from the House of Spirits by Lucy Wood read by Hattie Morahan, We Are Watching Something Terrible Happening by Lavinia Greenlaw read by Claire Skinner.

    Regular price: $15.49