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    • Stories from a Corfu Childhood

    • A Selection of His Own Stories Written and Read by Gerald Durrell
    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Gerald Durrell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
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    These five stories, written and read by Gerald Durrell himself, are taken from his books Birds, Beasts and Relatives and Fillets of Plaice. They were recorded on Jersey in 1985 and are used by kind permission of the Estate of Gerald Durrell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Offbeat British historical comedy

    • By Eavesdropper on 05-12-17

    Regular price: $9.29

    • Gods and Fighting Men - The Fianna

    • By: Lady Gregory, Felicity Hays-McCoy
    • Narrated by: Felicity Hays-McCoy
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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    Some of the classic collection of Lady Gregory's translations of the Irish stories of Finn McCool. Lady Gregory's translation of these old Irish stories was described by the poet W. B. Yeats as "the best book that has come out of Ireland in my time." It contains translations by Lady Gregory of medieval manuscript versions of myths and legends drawn from a pre-historic oral tradition which still survives today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great stroy

    • By JEFFERY on 02-06-12

    Regular price: $16.01

    • The House on an Irish Hillside

    • By: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
    • Narrated by: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    The autobiographical account of how the Irish writer Felicity Hayes-McCoy and her English husband, opera director Wilf Judd, chose to divide their life between inner-city London and a remote house on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula, a place Felicity fell in love with at the age of 17.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Anonymous User on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Hippos, Hairpins and High Button Boots

    • Travels in West Africa
    • By: Mary Kingsley, Nick McCarty
    • Narrated by: Philippa Urquhart
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    Based on "Travels in West Africa" by Mary Kingsley, this is the account of a Victorian lady's journeys up the rivers of West Africa in the 1890s. AUTHOR: Mary Kingsley was born in 1862. She was trapped by the conventions of her time until her parents died but then, with an income of £500, she was free to travel and in 1893 went to Africa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpectedly delightful

    • By Julie on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Tales My Grandcat Told Me

    • A collection of folk stories about cats from around the world
    • By: Nick McCarty
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of folk stories about cats from around the world. There are many folk tales involving cats from every corner of the world. This collection offers 8 of them, some gentle, some amusing, some very dark.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting folk stories

    • By Forough on 04-04-12

    Regular price: $12.39

    • My Adventures as a Spy

    • By: Robert Baden-Powell, Michael Bartlett
    • Narrated by: Michael Cochrane
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Robert Baden-Powell's memories of some of his espionage operations between the 1880s and the outbreak of the First World War. AUTHOR: Robert Baden-Powell was born in 1857 and is probably best remembered as the hero of the siege of Mafeking in 1899/1900 during the Boer War and as the man who started the Scout and Guide Movements. He wrote many books over the course of his life, some of which he illustrated himself.

    Regular price: $16.01

    • Every Lady a Gardener

    • A Selection of Writings about Gardens and Gardening by 19th Century Women
    • By: Maria Jacson, Louisa Johnson, Jane Loudon, and others
    • Narrated by: Marilyn Cutts, Dee Palmer
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    A selection of writings about gardens and gardening by six 19th-century women, compiled by Dee Palmer, a journalist and writer with a special interest in gardening. When she started the research for this audiobook, she expected to find many differences between the experiences of 19th-century women gardeners and those of today. Instead, she was struck by how modern much of their advice is, and her personal selection from the writings of these six women reflects that.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully done!

    • By Mari on 04-23-14

    Regular price: $16.01

    • Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson

    • By: William Beatty M.D., Grant Eustace
    • Narrated by: Edward Kelsey
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An account of the Battle of Trafalgar written by William Beatty, M.D., who, as a surgeon on board HMS Victory, tended the dying Nelson. Beatty had been in the Royal Navy for nine years when, in December 1804, he joined HMS Victory as one of its surgeons. His account of the most famous of all British sea battles, from the unique perspective of a ship’s surgeon, was an immediate success when it was published in 1807 and went into several editions.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • My Grandads and Afghanistan

    • Picture Postcards from Kipling
    • By: Brian Wright, Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Brian Wright
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this audiobook Brian Wright uses family memories and extracts from Rudyard Kipling's prose and verse to bring us a unique and personal picture of Britain's previous involvement in Afghanistan. BACKGROUND: Afghanistan is frequently in the news today but it is not always remembered that the current conflict is Britain’s fourth Afghan War.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • War Girls

    • An Anthology of Poetry and Prose by Women in the 1st World War
    • By: Various
    • Narrated by: Ruth Sillers
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    An Anthology of Poetry and Prose written by Women in the First World War. War Girls is a commemoration and celebration of the remarkable, often deeply moving and largely unsung experiences of women in the First World War told in their own words. Through poetry, journals and letters this audio book documents the contribution made by women from all walks of society - from campaigning for peace to working on the home front and in the services.

    • An Anthology of Poetry and Prose by Women in the 1st World War
    • By: Various
    • Narrated by: Ruth Sillers
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Release date: 12-26-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $14.74

    • Sporting Legends - Farewell Leicester Square

    • World Championship Snooker 1927 - 1977
    • By: Crimson Cats Audio Books
    • Narrated by: Paddy Feeny, Fred Davies, Bruce Donkin, and others
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Memories of the early days of snooker including playing matches in the Thurston Match Room in the Leicester Square HallCompiled and presented by Paddy Feeny.

    Regular price: $6.53

    • How to Own a Human

    • A Collection of Writings about Cats and for Cats
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Lytton Strachey, Edward Lear, and others
    • Narrated by: Ellen Dryden, Brian Hewlett
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How To Own a Human is a selection of writings about cats and for cats. As well as stories and poems, it also includes rhymes, proverbs, fables and quotations, plus instructions for cats on how to train their humans - a sort of "Open Mew-niversity" course for felines. READERS: Ellen Dryden is an actor, writer and director working mainly for the stage and radio. She read English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and after graduating she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must Read for CAT people

    • By Gail Wurmstein on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $13.08

    • My Life and Times

    • The Autobiography of Jerome K. Jerome
    • By: Jerome K. Jerome, Brian Wright
    • Narrated by: Brian Wright
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    The funny and poignant autobiography of Jerome K Jerome, who is best known for his comic novel Three Men in a Boat. Jerome struggled against poverty and obscurity, not to mention his improbable name, for many years before Three Men in a Boat made him a celebrity and the friend of other celebrities. A man of deep human sympathies and principles, he lived through and engaged with, a time - like our own - of unprecedented changes and inventions.

    Regular price: $16.01

    • Finding Katherine Mansfield

    • By: Susannah Fullerton, Katherine Mansfield
    • Narrated by: Susannah Fullerton, Kirsty Hamilton
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An exploration of the New Zealand writer's life told through her journals, letters and stories. Katherine Mansfield is New Zealand’s most famous writer. She was born in Wellington in 1888 and moved to Europe in 1908, where she wrote some of the best short stories in the English language.

    Regular price: $16.01

    • Everyman's England

    • By: Victor Canning, Michael Bartlett
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    A selection of travel writing and personal observations of England in the 1930s by the thriller writer, Victor Canning. AUTHOR: Victor Canning is best known as a thriller writer, though he also wrote historical romances and books for children. Over a writing career spanning 50 years, he wrote more than 60 books and over 80 short stories. Many of his books have been filmed. “Everyman’s England” is a collection of travel articles which were published in book form in 1936.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • The Beautifull Cassandra and Other Early Writings

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    A selection of the stories that Jane wrote for her family when she was between the ages of 12 and 15. AUTHOR: Jane Austen was born in 1775 in her father’s Rectory in the village of Steventon in Hampshire. By the time of her death in 1817 she had written 6 major novels, left two others unfinished and was the author of a considerable amount of correspondence.

    Regular price: $16.30

    • Sporting Legends - Cliff Morgan

    • By: Cliff Morgan OBE
    • Narrated by: Cliff Morgan OBE CVO, Ian Wooldridge OBE
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cliff Morgan is interviewed about his rugby career by the sports journalist, Ian Wooldridge. “Morgan the Magnificent” was the title given to Cliff Morgan by South African newspapers when he toured the country with the British Lions team in 1955. His success in that tour earned him the captaincy of Wales the following season. Cliff was born into a mining family in the Rhondda in 1930 and joined Cardiff Rugby Club straight from school, playing at fly-half.

    Regular price: $7.63

    • Sporting Legends - Stirling Moss

    • By: Cliff Morgan OBE CVO
    • Narrated by: Sir Stirling Moss, Cliff Morgan OBE CVO
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cliff Morgan talks to sporting personalities of the past. In this recording he is in conversation with the legendary racing driver, Stirling Moss. Stirling Moss is often described as the best driver never to win the Formula 1 World Championship. He was runner-up four times, winning 16 Grand Prix races, before a serious crash in 1962 ended his career. Born in 1929 his interest in cars started at an early age. He was only eighteen when he first drove competitively, taking part in Hill Climb events.

    Regular price: $7.45

    • Sporting Legends - Kitty and Fred

    • Memories of Wimbledon Tennis Champions Between the Wars
    • By: Paddy Feeny
    • Narrated by: Paddy Feeny, Kitty Godfree, Fred Perry
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kitty Godfree - Women’s Singles Champion at Wimbledon 1924, 1926Fred Perry - Men’s Singles Champion at Wimbledon 1934, 1935, 1936. Compiled and presented by Paddy Feeny. This recording was made in 1991 when Kitty Godfree was 95 and Fred Perry was 82.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertained us on our trip

    • By Cynthia on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $6.53

    • Private Rawson's War

    • Letters from the Middle East 1942-1946
    • By: Tony Rawson
    • Narrated by: Paul Panting
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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    A selection of letters written home by a private soldier who served in Iraq, Palestine and other parts of the Middle East during the Second World War. Anthony Rawson was born in October 1919 and grew up in the family home in Watford. When war broke out in 1939 he was working as a gas fitter for the Watford and St. Albans Gas Company. He joined the army in June 1940 but because of his poor eyesight he was not classed as a combatant. Instead he became a fitter, later a vehicle mechanic in what was then the Royal Army Ordnance Corps and spent the next 5 years in the Middle East.

    Regular price: $12.97

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