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    • Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels

    • The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales
    • By: Robert S. Root-Bernstein, Michèle M. Root-Bernstein
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written with wit and narrative force, Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels is an enriching excursion into the world of folk medicine. The award-winning team of Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein provide a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of medical traditions. In addition to the honey, mud, and maggots used in wound therapy, the Root-Bernsteins unearth cures that range from ancient Egypt to the rain forests of contemporary Latin America.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By budsmom on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $25.19

    • The Walworth Beauty

    • By: Michèle Roberts
    • Narrated by: Jenny Coverak
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    2011: When Madeleine loses her job as a lecturer, she decides to leave her riverside flat in cobbled Stew Lane, where history never feels far away, and move to Apricot Place. Yet here too, in this quiet Walworth cul-de-sac, she senses the past encroaching: a shifting in the atmosphere, a current of unseen life. 1851: and Joseph Benson has been employed by Henry Mayhew to help research his articles on the working classes. A family man with mouths to feed, Joseph is tasked with coaxing testimony from prostitutes.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Lido

    • By: Stella Duffy, Michele Roberts, Linda Cracknell
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Joanna Tope, Finn den Hertog
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Three stories that explore the most evocative experience of summer - outdoor swimming. 'To Brixton Beach': A mysterious swimmer spends all day in the pool at Brockwell Lido. Written by Stella Duffy. Read by Adjoa Andoh. 'Lido Lover': An Englishwoman finds a kind of fulfilment on the Venetian Lido. Written by Michele Roberts. Read by Joanna Tope. 'The Horizon Pool': An unexpected swimming companion in the UK's northernmost outdoor pool - the Trinkie in Wick - may hold the key to recovery for a teenage boy. Written by Linda Cracknell. Read by Finn den Hertog.

    Regular price: $8.77