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    • The Words in My Hand

    • Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2016
    • By: Guinevere Glasfurd
    • Narrated by: Abigail Hollick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The Words in my Hand is the reimagined true story of Helena, a 17th-century Dutch maid desperate to educate herself and use her mind in an era when women were kept firmly in their place. Helena works in the Amsterdam lodging house of an English bookseller who rents out a room to the mysterious 'Monsieur', who turns out to be René Descartes. Always trying to keep one step ahead of the authorities desperate to suppress his free thinking, Descartes and Helena form an unlikely bond which turns from teaching into an affair.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Mr C. on 25-07-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Love Nest

    • By: Julia Llewellyn
    • Narrated by: Abigail Hollick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Grace's childhood home, Chadlicote Manor, is being sold to settle family debts. Will losing her home be the chance for a new life? Karen's husband has the Manor in his sights as a chance to start over.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Company of Shadows

    • By: Ruth Newman
    • Narrated by: Abigail Hollick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Flicking through her friends’ holiday snaps, Kate Benson receives a shock. There in the background is her husband, Charlie. Dark hair, blue eyes, familiar smile: there’s no mistaking him. But that’s impossible. Because Charlie died a year ago. Determined to track down the man in the photograph, Kate follows the trail from Miami to Sicily, where her husband drowned in mysterious circumstances.

    Regular price: £19.79

    • Dombey and Son (BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour Drama)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Robert Glenister, Helen Schlesinger, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    First published in monthly parts between October 1846 and April 1848. Mike Walker's adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of family relationships tells the story of Paul Dombey, head of the House of Dombey, who lacks a son and cannot reconcile himself to his only daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dombey and Son.

    • By cerberus on 01-07-18

    Regular price: £16.00

    • The Sick Rose

    • By: Erin Kelly
    • Narrated by: Abigail Hollick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Paul has been led into a life of crime by his schoolyard protector, Daniel - but one night, what started as petty theft escalates fatally. Now, at 19, Paul must bear witness against his friend to avoid imprisonment. Louisa has her own dark secrets. Having fled from them many years ago, she now spends her days steeped in history, renovating the grounds of a crumbling Elizabethan mansion. But her fragile peace is shattered when she meets Paul....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story

    • By Heidi on 22-09-16

    Regular price: £19.69