This is the Official Holiday FM Travel Guide to Rome, including information from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Know Before You Go campaign.The Eternal City: spectacular, chaotic, steeped in history and with a wealth of art, architecture and historical sites that is second to none.
Leslie Joy flew in World War II for the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a Lancaster Bomber Pilot. In November 2011, at the age of 88, he recorded this audiobook at his home in North Yorkshire, England. Hear Les tell his very own gripping story about life during and after World War II. Listen to Les recall how he was trained by the RAF as a pilot in Canada, experienced New York City and Chicago as a young man and then how he returned to England to become one of Britain's World War II heroes.
"Joy by name, Joy by nature!"
Elizabeth Gaskell, famed author of Cranford, is cherished for her incise social observations and portrayals of the changing nature of English life through the Industrial Revolution of the Victorian era. In Cousin Phillis, Paul Manning has only recently left home to work on the railway line for the dashing Mr Holdsworth. Lodging with an Independent Minister on the outskirts of London, he becomes acquainted with his distant cousins, where he is delighted to meet his genial relations, and not least his cousin Phyllis
Lynne Franks, one of the best-known public relations consultants in the world, distils the wisdom of the widely praised SEED Handbook into a Manfesto to help you succeed with integrity and openness in business and in life. Remember the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions. Never let go of big vision. Manifest abundance in all areas of your life. Know there is nothing more sexy than confidence....
"inspiring for every woman wanting to do it our way"
Always top of the class, Jessica decides to stay behind one afternoon and go over the rough draft of her paper with Professor Anderson. But when she arrives, Jessica finds that her classmate Rebecca is already getting private help from their professor. The competitive girls learn to share - much to their English professor's delight, and another surprised visitor who walks in on the promising young students working hard....
Revealing the warm and astonishing story of an influential jazz legend, this personal narrative tells the story of a man's journey from a Southern upbringing to a career touring the world to play for adoring fans. It tells how James Brown first discovered the Parker brothers-Melvin, the drummer, and Maceo on sax-in a band at a small North Carolina nightclub in 1963....
Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles Dickens, reads this traditional tale.Oliver Twist is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens. The time honoured story is about the orphan Oliver Twist, who escapes from a workhouse and travels to London where he meets the renowned Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin, naively unaware of their unlawful activities.
"A Flawd but Respectable Narration"
A Dickens short written specifically for Christmas, "The Cricket on the Hearth" beautifully combines Dickens' masterful critique of social ills with a typically captivating narrative. In the Peerybingle family house, a cricket constantly chips, and acts as their guardian angel. Then, one day, a mysterious, elderly stranger takes lodge with the family. Complete and unabridged, this is a must-buy for Christmas, and will bring to your family the festive cheer and seasonal warmth only Dickens could provide.
Just a Step is the story of one of Britain's most inspirational and courageous women, Leanne Grose. After a routine check-up following a suspected sprained ankle, further tests showed that she had cancer at just 25. In 2003, Leanne underwent surgery to remove her left leg. Despite the difficulties she faced, Leanne went on to appear on Jade's PA and starred in her own exercise DVD, Leanne's Chair Workout. With gritty determination, an incredible spirit and sheer zest for life, Leanne Grose is an inspirational young woman. This is her amazing story.
Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby performed by his great-great-grandson Gerald Dickens. A tale that brings to life the adventures of Nicholas Nickleby as he meets the wicked Wackfors Squeers, the theatrical Crumbles, and the cheerful Cheerybyle Brothers (to name a few). Complete and unabridged.
"Dickens does Dickens"
Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles Dickens, reads this traditional Christmas tale, in which Ebenezer Scrooge is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors. Published in 1843, A Christmas Carol has become as much a part of Christmas as trees and stockings, plum pudding and mistletoe, enjoyed by children and adults alike. This audiobook includes a special feature, as family member Gerald Dickens recounts his understanding of this classic story.
Charles Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop performed by his Great Great Grandson Gerald Dickens. A tale about Little Nell, a young girl who lives in the Old Curosity Shop, London with her grandfather. Through not wanting her to die in poverty as her parents did. Nell's grandfather gambles what little money they have left and the tale takes on an even darker turn.
An amusing and erudite account of Harry Bucknall's 183-day journey through the Greek islands from Venice, in the West, to Istanbul, in the East.
In the summer of 2006, Harry Bucknall travelled from Venice to Istanbul - a journey across the Aegean of more than 5,500 miles that included the glories of Mount Athos, 36 islands, and every island chain in the Greek Archipelago. Recounted with humour, pathos, and at times drama, this is not only a journey through the Greek islands but also a journey through Greek history, mythology, custom, and folklore.
Simon Cliffe reads some of the greatest Christmas poems for the 12 days of Christmas. Day 1 - Merry Christmas by Louise May Alcott. Day 2 - Christ's Nativity by Henry Vaughan. Day 3 - Ceremonies for Christmas by Robert Herrick. Day 4 - New Prince, New Pomp by Robert Southwell. Day 5 - Christmas Cheer by Thomas Tusser. Day 6 - Ring Out, Wild Bells by Lor Alfred Tennyson. Day 7 - The Oxen by Thomas Hardy. Day 8 - Nativity by John Donne. Day 9 - A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton.
On New Year's Eve, Trotty becomes disheartened with life and feels that the working classes are wicked by nature after so many report of crime and mortality. His daughter, Meg, announces her plans to marry her fiancé on New Year's Day, something that Trotty is not particularly happy about. After meeting Will and his niece Lilian, the group return to Trotty's house. During the night, Trotty feels the church bells are calling him, so heads to the tower and climbs up to the bell chamber.
Charles Dickens' first novel, The Pickwick Papers, is here performed by his great, great grandson Gerald Dickens. The members of the Pickwick Club travel throughout the English countryside by coach and report back on their findings to the other members. The novel includes many memorable characters involved in numerous comical misadventures.
The acclaimed author of Neurotica finds fertile ground for her wicked wit in this ferociously funny new novel about babies, sex, celebrity... and daring to date a gynecologist. Ruby (still single at thirty-two) Silverman has made a name for herself at Les Sprogs, her exclusive baby boutique where trust-fund mothers swaddle their infants in the hottest designer wear.
People's experiences of coming out as gay to friends and families are often very diverse, sometimes amusing and sometimes very sad.
Through this series, TV presenter, Kristian Digby uncovers the true stories, from well known gay celebrities, finding out how hard it is to say the words "I'm gay". In a coffee shop in London's East End, Kristian catches up with award-winning comedian and writer Scott Capurro, to find out what it was like coming out in San Francisco.
A Brief History of the Lavatory is a brief but hilarious look at the history of toilets! It will take you through the development of lavatories over the years, beginning in 3000 BC. It's informative, but funny and tells you all the important facts that you need to know, like how to poo in space and some of the famous people who have died on the loo! It is a great listen and highly recommended for adults, who are still a kid at heart (which means most of us!).
Anna Shapiro's husband has been a hypochondriac for longer than she cares to remember. Now Dan is even frightened to make love, in case the strain gives him a heart attack. Anna is determined to find some fun soon - not to mention some decent sex.Then a sensational new book comes out, suggesting that women are just as capabale as men of having affairs purely for sexual pleasure. Could sex be like going for a facial, except you get an orgasm instead of your blackheads squeezed?
"Some laugh out loud moments"