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    • Dangerous Pleasures

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    Gentle, witty and sometimes disturbing, Dangerous Pleasures is Patrick Gale's first collection of much loved short stories. A funeral party ends in an unexpected manner; parents are faced with difficult decisions about their daughter; a housewife transforms her personality with a simple touch-up; a father's trip to his former school brings back memories of love he thought buried forever. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Rough Music

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
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    Truly compelling and rich with emotional insight, Patrick Gale's Cornish novel Rough Music is a beautiful story of a marriage and the secrets a family holds. Julian is a contented if naïve only child, and a holiday on the coast of North Cornwall should be perfect, especially when distant American cousins join the party. But their arrival brings upheaval and unexpected turmoil. It is only as a seemingly well-adjusted adult that Julian is able to reflect on the realities of his parents' marriage and to recognise that the happy, cheerful boyhood he thought was his is infused with secrets, loss and the memory of betrayals that have shaped his life.

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    • A Perfectly Good Man

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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    Devastatingly moving and full of psychological insight, A Perfectly Good Man is a warm, humane Cornish novel from the best-selling author of A Place Called Winter. On a clear, crisp summer's day in Cornwall, a young man carefully prepares to take his own life and asks family friend John Barnaby to pray with him. Barnaby - priest, husband and father - has always tried to do good, though life hasn't always been rosy. Lenny's request poses problems, not just for Barnaby but for his wife and family and the wider community, as the secrets of the past push themselves forcefully into the present for all to see.

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    • A Place Called Winter

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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    Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry Cane signs up for emigration to the newly colonized Canadian prairies. His allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness, and an evil man of undeniable magnetism, that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story by a talented author and narrator

    • By Lea Caldwell on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Notes from an Exhibition

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
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    When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies she leaves behind an extraordinary body of work - but for her family there is a legacy of secrets and painful revelations. To her children she is both curse and blessing, as they cope with the inheritance of her passions - and demons. Only their father's gift of stillness can withstand Rachel's destructive influence and the suspicion that her family came second to her art.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a treat!

    • By Kerri Carter on 01-25-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Place Called Winter

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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    From the author of the best-selling Notes From an Exhibition comes an irresistible, searching and poignant historical novel of love, relationships, secrets and escape to find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything .A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A story too poignant not to be based on truth

    • By Linda on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Notes from an Exhibition

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 11 hrs
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    When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies painting obsessively in her attic studio in Penzance, her saintly husband and adult children are left to unravel a legacy of secrets and emotional damage.

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    • Magnficent

    • By Ben on 06-27-15

    Regular price: $20.34

    • The Facts of Life

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
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    German composer Edward Pepper escapes to England just before the war begins in earnest. Struck with TB, he is recuperating in hospital when he meets Sally, a young doctor who has battled her way through medical school, despite the opposition of her parents. They fall in love and marry, settling in the fenlands of East Anglia. Years later, Edward watches as his grandchildren trip up against life and death, and realises that patterns can repeat themselves, bringing both pain and unexpected discovery. 

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Friendly Fire

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
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    Insightful and full of understanding and warmth, Patrick Gale's Friendly Fire is a richly compelling story of adolescence, sexuality and the lessons we carry forever. Sophie, an orphan in love with learning, is sure she will thrive in Tatham's, an esteemed boarding school, having survived years of institutional living. But she soon finds herself lost among its cliques and rituals. Befriending two teenage boys, she experiences the first ache of futile love, then a brilliant teacher's inappropriate attention to one of the trio threatens to destroy them all.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • A Sweet Obscurity

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
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    Bittersweet and startling, A Sweet Obscurity is a novel of childhood, love and the consequences of how lives are lived. Since her mother's death, nine year old Dido has been living with her eccentric aunt, acting as peacekeeper between Eliza, her estranged husband Giles and his girlfriend. They are each cruelly burdened in different ways. Chance draws them down to Cornwall, where a country idyll offers to lighten their urban cares.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Tree Surgery for Beginners

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
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    From the best-selling author of A Place Called Winter, Tree Surgery for Beginners is a funny, elegant and eclectic novel of love, lies and the secrets we live with. When Lawrence Frost wakes up one morning to discover his wife and child have gone missing, there is gruesome evidence to suggest he may be the main suspect in a murder investigation. Confused, threatened with the loss of everything he loves, Lawrence is sent to the Caribbean on a kill-or-cure cruise. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Take Nothing With You

    • By: Patrick Gale
    • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
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    1970s Weston-Super-Mare and 10-year-old oddball Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother's quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music-making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He laps up lessons from his young teacher, not noticing how her brand of glamour is casting a damaging spell over his frustrated and controlling mother.

    Regular price: $24.00