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Long Road from Jarrow
- A journey through Britain then and now
- By: Stuart Maconie
- Narrated by: Stuart Maconie
- Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
In the autumn of 1936, some 200 men from the Tyneside town of Jarrow marched 300 miles to London in protest against the destruction of their towns and industries. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie walks from north to south, retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade. Following history's footsteps, Maconie is in search of what modern Britain is really like today.
Fabulous, edgy recreation of the Jarrow March
- By Mr SA Lambe on 27-08-17
Classic Stuart Marconie
Anyone who has listened to Stuart on the radio will know his bright personality and charm. Stuart also writes very well understanding how to engage, inform and entertain the reader. The Jarrow march provides the opportunity to both reflect those desperate times and reflect on contemporary England. An more interesting book than the premise suggests.
The Pursuit of Love
- By: Nancy Mitford
- Narrated by: Emilia Fox
- Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
Oh, the boredom of waiting to grow up! Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny fantasise about the perfect lover. But finding Mr Right proves difficult, and Linda must bear marriage with both Tony the stuffy Tory MP and gorgeously handsome but humourless communist Christian before finding real passion in war-torn Paris with Fabrice.
A good listen, a better read.
- By Shaun on 09-07-13
Entertaining and thought provoking
Would you consider the audio edition of The Pursuit of Love to be better than the print version?
I enjoyed the audio edition I have not read the print version however the impression I gained was that the audio stayed true to the original text
What other book might you compare The Pursuit of Love to, and why?
None in my experience
Have you listened to any of Emilia Fox’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I thought Emilia Fox's performance was pitched just right for the content
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Not a chance given it is 7hrs long
Any additional comments?
Although the novel is set in the world of the upper middle class country set in between the wars the story is one that reveals the universal truths regarding the vagaries of the human heart. The writing is economical and a times touches greatness. My first book by this author I will seek out more.
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