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    • The First Day of the Blitz: September 7, 1940

    • By: Peter Stansky
    • Narrated by: Edwin David
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On September 7, 1940, the long-feared and anticipated attack by the German Luftwaffe plunged London into a cauldron of fire and devastation. This compelling book recreates that day in all its horror, using rich archival sources and first-hand accounts, many never before published. Eminent historian Peter Stansky weaves together the stories of people who recorded their experiences of the opening hours of the Blitz. Then, exploring more deeply, the author examines what that critical day meant to the nation at the time, and what it came to mean in following years. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Edward Upward

    • Art and Life
    • By: Peter Stansky
    • Narrated by: Tim Dalgleish
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The novelist and short story writer Edward Upward (1903-2009) is famous for being the unknown member of the W. H. Auden circle, though he was revered by his peers - Auden, Day Lewis, Isherwood, and Spender - for his intellect, high literary gifts, and unswerving political commitment. His lifelong friendship with Christopher Isherwood was forged at school and university, with each regarding the other as the first reader of his work. At Cambridge they invented the bizarre village of Mortmere, which with its combination of reality and fantasy had an important role in shaping the dominant British literary culture of the 1930s.

    Regular price: $19.95