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    • Jane Austen at Home

    • A Biography
    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Ruth Redman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses - both grand and small - of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As a Devoted Janeite - I loved this book!

    • By Dorothy on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Maid of the King's Court

    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 12

    Clever, headstrong Elizabeth Rose Camperdowne knows her duty. As the sole heiress to an old but impoverished noble family, Eliza must marry a man of wealth and title - it's the only fate for a girl of her standing. But when a surprising turn of events lands her in the royal court as a maid of honor to Anne of Cleves, Eliza is drawn into the dizzying, dangerous orbit of Henry the Eighth and struggles to distinguish friend from foe.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • WAY too stupid to live... WAY to boring to listen..

    • By DanBudda on 05-21-17

    Regular price: $11.89

    • My Name Is Victoria

    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Miss V. Conroy is good at keeping secrets. She likes to sit as quiet as a mouse, neat and discreet. But when her father sends her to Kensington Palace to become the companion to Princess Victoria, Miss V soon finds that she can no longer remain in the shadows. Her father is Sir John Conroy, confidant and financial advisor to Victoria's mother, and he has devised a strict set of rules for the young princess that he calls the Kensington System. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • history and a twist

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $15.39

    • If Walls Could Talk

    • An Intimate History of the Home
    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two "dirty centuries?" Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint? Why, for centuries, did rich people fear fruit?In her brilliantly and creatively researched book, Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bill Bryson did it better

    • By Marie on 07-06-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Art of the English Murder

    • From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock
    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    In The Art of the English Murder, Lucy Worsley explores this phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes like the Ratcliff Highway Murders, which caused a nationwide panic in the early 19th century, and the case of Frederick and Maria Manning, the suburban couple who were hanged after killing Maria's lover and burying him under their kitchen floor. Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Should Come With a Spoiler Alert

    • By Jessica on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Courtiers

    • Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace
    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    Kensington Palace is now most famous as the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales, but the palace's glory days came between 1714 and 1760, during the reigns of George I and II. In the 18th century, this palace was a world of skullduggery, intrigue, politicking, etiquette, wigs, and beauty spots, where fans whistled open like switchblades and unusual people were kept as curiosities. Lucy Worsley's The Courtiers charts the trajectory of the fantastically quarrelsome Hanovers and the last great gasp of British court life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Social Overview

    • By Teadrinker on 08-05-14
    • Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace
    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 128 ratings

    Regular price: $23.79

    • Queen Victoria

    • Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow
    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson, Lucy Worsley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Best-selling author and historian Lucy Worsley tracks a new course through Queen Victoria's life, examining how she transformed from dancing princess to the Widow of Windsor and became one of Britain's greatest monarchs along the way. Taking 24 significant days from Victoria's life, from her birth, her wedding and her coronation to her husband's death, and many more in between, allows us to see Victoria up close and personal, examining how she lived hour to hour. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, this major new biography will celebrate Queen Victoria as a woman of her time, who lived an extraordinary life.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Jane Austen at Home

    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Ruth Redman, Lucy Worsley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the world in which our best-loved novelist lived. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her and the way in which home is used in her novels to mean both a place of pleasure and a prison. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms; in fact her life was often a painful struggle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative

    • By RueRue on 05-22-17

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Eliza Rose

    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Imogen Wilde
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "I would often wonder about my future husband. A knight? A duke? A stable boy? Of course the last was just a wicked fancy." Eliza Rose Camperdowne is young and headstrong, but she knows her duty well. As the only daughter of a noble family, she must one day marry a man who is very grand and very rich. But Fate has other plans. When Eliza becomes a maid of honour, she's drawn into the thrilling, treacherous court of Henry VIII.... Is her glamorous cousin Katherine Howard a friend or a rival?

    Regular price: $18.48