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    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnets from the Portuguese

    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 41 mins
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    Elizabeth Barrett Moulton Barrett was born on 6 March 1806, in Coxhoe Hall, County Durham, the eldest of 12 children. The family's wealth was derived from sugar plantations manned by slaves in Jamaica, enabling them to also purchase a 500-acre estate in Herefordshire. This wealth allowed her to publish poems from an early age. However, by age 20, the family’s fortunes were in decline, though they were never below comfortable, after losing a lawsuit over their plantations.

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    • The Poetry of World War I - Volume I - An Anthology

    • By: Wilfred Owen, Charles Sorley, Edward Thomas
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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    In the war a great volume of poetry was written, produced and published in books, periodicals, newspapers or letters back to home. We often think of war as a necessity. We fight for a more just and better world. We often fail. But in our poets we gain a truth and a morality that shocks us, consoles us and holds our values to the light. In this volume we hear poems from the front, from home, from soldiers, from auxiliaries, from friend and from foe.

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    • The Poetry of Israel Zangwill

    • By: Israel Zangwill
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Jake Urry, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Israel Zangwill was born in London on 21st January 1864, to a family of Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire. His writing earned him the sobriquet ‘the Dickens of the Ghetto’ primarily based on his much-lauded novel Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People in 1892 and its glimpse of the poverty-stricken life in London's Jewish quarter.

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    • The Poetry of Hell

    • By: William Blake, John Milton, Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    It is often said that two things are unavoidable: death and taxes. Certainly the latter is a common thorn in adult life, but as to the former it seems that for many people it is merely a hiccup in life’s journey. A journey they wish, if being of good deed and character, to share at the eternity of heaven’s largesse, a reward for faith and the obligations of religion. Of course for those not so fortunate an altogether different experience was prepared for them: hell. Its nightmare visions are so terrifying, conjured up by Dante, Milton, Blake, Baudelaire and many others.   

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    • The Top 50 Poems

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, John Keats
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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    Sometimes we just want the best. But that involves choices, judgements, decisions. And that all depends on our feelings, our mood at the time. Even more so with poetry. Would we like a little more pathos, or love, or humour with that? Can we only choose one Keats? And ’If’? Surely Kipling wrote something else? So difficult to decide. This one or that? Is it easier to choose your 50 favourite poets or your 50 favourite poems?

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    • The Poetry of Andrew Marvell

    • By: Andrew Marvell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    Andrew Marvell was born in Winestead-in-Holderness, in the East Riding of Yorkshire on March 31st, 1621. He was educated at Hull Grammar School, and at the age of 13 he attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and eventually received his BA degree. It is thought that in 1642 Marvell travelled in Europe and, while England was embroiled in its civil war, remained there until 1647, mastering several languages including French, Italian and Spanish.

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    • The Poetry of England, Volume 1

    • By: William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport, Nigel Planer, Jan Francis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    The English language has grown into the world’s pre-dominant spoken language, containing over one million words. Its sources are rich and diverse, having absorbed words from other cultures and times without hesitation. With such talents as Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Kipling, Blake, and many other classic poets using this most flexible language to render their thoughts and visions, it is no wonder that the beauty and reach of English entrances us.

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    • Excellent Anthology of British Poems

    • By Charles on 03-28-11

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    • Katherine Mansfield - The Short Stories - Volume 1

    • By: Katherine Mansfield
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Eve Karpf, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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    In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. This volume is dedicated to one such recognised master of the short story, namely Katherine Mansfield, whose innovative stream of consciousness and symbolic narrative style profoundly influenced Virginia Woolf. She was born on 14th October 1888 into a prominent family in Wellington, New Zealand, the middle child of five. A gifted cellist who at one point considered taking it up professionally, her first attempts at writing were published in school magazines.

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    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 2

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelley, H. P. Lovecraft, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Julie Peasgood
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales of the macabre and chilling, by writers as diverse as Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelley, H. P. Lovecraft and A. M. Burrage. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are: "The Body Snatcher", by Robert Louis Stevenson; "The Mortal Immortal", by Mary Shelley; "The Thing on the Doorstep", by HP Lovecraft; and "Waxworks", by AM Burrage.

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    • The Poetry of Alexander Pope

    • By: Alexander Pope
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    Alexander Pope was born on May 21st, 1688 into a Catholic family in London. Over the years and centuries since his death, Pope’s work has been in and out of favour, but with this distance he is now truly recognised as one of England’s greatest poets. This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialised imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.

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    • Christina Georgina Rossetti: The Poetry

    • By: Christina Georgina Rossetti
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 59 mins
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    Christina Georgina Rossetti remains one of the most important poets in the British tradition, both for her own work and those she influenced, most notably Virginia Wolfe. Rossetti is praised for her willingness to explore different genres and poetic forms within her body of work. Thematically, her poems run the gamut from frustrated love, to religion, to the Gothic, and beyond. Her choice of form is equally eclectic. Here, a reading of some of her best work by David Shaw-Parker and Ghizela Rowe.

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    • The Poetry of John Dryden

    • By: John Dryden
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    In 1667, Dryden published Annus Mirabilis, a lengthy historical poem which described the English defeat of the Dutch naval fleet and the Great Fire of London. This work established him as the pre-eminent poet of his generation, and was crucial in his attaining the posts of Poet Laureate in 1668 and a couple of years later, historiographer royal (1670), as his talent encompassed many forms; from poetry to plays to translations. In 1694 he began work on what would be his most ambitious and defining work as translator, The Works of Virgil (1697).

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    • Short Stories of the Great War - Volume III

    • By: Virginia Woolf, Ford Maddox Ford, Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Jake Urry
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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    The short stories written during and about World War I are often overshadowed by the excellent verse of the War Poets. Yet the short story is perhaps their equal in other ways. Within these succinct little time capsules of words are captured ideas, attitudes, feelings and life that are expressed in a few minutes just as movingly, imaginatively and tellingly as in any other form. Some of these stories will be familiar, but some may not. From Virginia Woolf to Katharine Mansfield and John Buchan to C. E. Montague, various writing styles try to make sense of this world at war.

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    • The Poetry of October

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 40 mins
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    October - the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, and the land prepares to give up more it its colourful coverings. On this and other themes, our poets, including Wordsworth, Rossetti, Arnold, Bryant, and Alford, have much to say.

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    • The Story of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 13 mins
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    All's Well That Ends Well is set mainly in France and at the court of the King in Paris. Helena, the daughter of a talented and reputable doctor, goes to attend to the king who is severely ill. She successfully cures him, and in return, he offers her the hand of any man of her choosing. She asks for Count Bertrand, whom she has always loved. But he is appalled by the match, as she is lowly born. Helena is as resourceful as she is beautiful and contrives to make a good husband of Bertrand.

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    • Winter

    • A Season In Verse
    • By: Thomas Hardy, William Blake, Christina Rossetti, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 47 mins
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    At this time of the year, as the nights close in and the temperature drops, winter seems like a season that nobody really enjoys, and we look forward all the more to spring. For many children, however, it is the bounty of Christmas that steals their attention, and for others the renewal of the New Year. But for Nature it is a pause for breath, to take stock of what has gone by in the year to date and ready herself for the energies and dramatic development to the landscape that spring will bring.

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    • Rudyard Kipling

    • A Poetry Selection
    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Rudyard Kipling. With our almost religious zeal to categorise and pigeon hole everything it should come as little surprise that one of the poems we learnt at school should so regularly be voted the best ever poem. Whether ‘If..’ deserves that credit or not is irrelevant to this empire wandering artist who was not only a fine story teller but a great poet of the Empires, its people and views.

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    • Edith Nesbit: The Ghost Stories

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, George Irving, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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    Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children’s stories such as The Railway Children. But in this volume we explore her short stories of the macabre and ghostly sort. Thought of as the first modern writer for children she also wrote for adults producing over 50 books in total as well as collections of poetry which we shall explore in a separate volume. These stories are brought to your ears in eerie detail by Ghizela Rowe and Richard Mitchley.

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    • Scared my 11 year old

    • By Michael on 10-28-16

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    • St Georges Day

    • A Holiday in Verse
    • By: Robert Browning, John Keats, William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Jake Urry, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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    The United States has July 4th, Ireland St Patrick’s Day and France Bastille Day. Most Nations celebrate a particular day as ‘theirs’. That day is when they turn to themselves; to reflect on the past, to revel in the present and to look forward to the future. For England 23rd April is St George’s Day. St George, a hero from bygone days, who slays dragons and pursues other mythic deeds, is part of childhood. But for modern times, for modern nations, a greater purpose is needed. For England St George is best now described as a principle.

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    • The Poetry of William Cowper

    • By: William Cowper
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Jake Urry, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 58 mins
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    William Cowper was born 26th November 1731 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Traumatically he and his brother, John, were the only siblings, out of seven, to survive infancy. His mother died when he was six. In 1763 he was offered a Clerkship of Journals in the House of Lords. With the examinations approaching, Cowper had a mental breakdown. He tried to commit suicide three times, and a period of depression and insanity seemed to settle on him. The end of this unhappy period saw him finding refuge in evangelical Christianity, becoming the inspiration behind his much-loved hymns. 

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