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  • A Child of the Jago | Arthur Morrison

    A Child of the Jago

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    A Child of the Jago is both thriller and condemnation of social conditions in the East End slums at the turn of the century. Boy hero Dicky Perrott is at heart full of humane instinct but his environment ensures his down fall. "It was my fate to encounter a place in Shoreditch where children were born and reared in circumstances which gave them no reasonable chance of living decent lives: where they were born fore-damned to a criminal or semi criminal career.

  • The Hole in the Wall | Arthur Morrison

    The Hole in the Wall

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Arthur Morrison... grew up in the East End of London and was familiar with life on the dockside. He tells the story of ‘The Hole in the Wall’ through the eyes of young Stephen Kemp, taken to live with his grandfather after the death of his mother. Nat Kemp is determined to keep his grandson apart from the seamier side of the Docklands but Stephen has a natural inquisitiveness that will not be quelled.

  • Martin Hewitt, Investigator | Arthur Morrison

    Martin Hewitt, Investigator

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    These six adventures of Sherlock Holmes' greatest rival will keep you guessing and listening.

  • Great Animal Stories: 25 Beastly Tales | Arthur Morrison,H. G. Wells,Hugh Walpole,W. W. Jacobs,Elinor Mordaunt,Harry Graham,Geraint Goodwin

    Great Animal Stories: 25 Beastly Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Great Animal Stories, featuring 25 beastly tales.

  • Fifty Spellbinding Stories | J. S. Fletcher,Arthur Morrison,Richard Middleton,W. F. Harvey,W. W. Jacobs,H. P. Lovecraft,Stella Benson

    Fifty Spellbinding Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By J. S. Fletcher, Arthur Morrison, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A fast-paced and varied collection of captivating short stories ranging from action thrillers to poignant tear-jerkers to the downright weird, including: "Jerry Bundler" by W. W. Jacobs, "The Umbrella Mender" by Beatrice Harraden, "Green Ink" by J. S. Fletcher, "Why Herbert Killed His Mother" by Winifred Holtby, "The Red Mark" by Israel Zangwill, "The White Kid Glove" by J. S. Fletcher, "Sophy Mason Comes Back" by E. M. Delafield, plus many more.

  • Whimsical Tales | Neil Munro,Arthur Morrison,H. G. Wells,J. S. Fletcher,Edgar Allan Poe,O. Henry,F. Anstey

    Whimsical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Neil Munro, Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A delightful collection of light-hearted classic stories from some of the greatest Victorian and Edwardian-era writers.

  • Cap'n Jollyfax's Gun | Arthur Morrison

    Cap'n Jollyfax's Gun

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Cap'n Jollyfax, a retired sea captain, has a brass cannon which he likes to fire on special occasions. New Year, Waterloo day, the anniversary of Nelson's funeral, Trafalgar day, everyone's birthdays, weddings, christenings and every other occasion. His neighbour, the widow Mrs Billing, has a great dislike for the gun. So when Cap'n Jollyfax and Mrs Billing become engaged to be married it is perhaps not surprising that there is a dispute about the future of the gun...a dispute with hilarious consequences.

  • A Skinful of Trouble | Arthur Morrison

    A Skinful of Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A Skinful of Trouble is the humorous tale of Mr. Dowdall, a gentleman who has invested as shareholder in a circus of dubious repute. All attempts to pursue the circus and recoup his investment are frustrated, until the circus manager agrees to send property of the circus to the value of the sum demanded. A circus tiger is then deposited on the street outside the Dowdall house in London.

  • Stories of Odd Jobs and Strange Callings | H. G. Wells,Arthur Morrison,Richard Middleton,R. Austin Freeman,Beatrice Harraden,Stella Benson,John Galsworthy

    Stories of Odd Jobs and Strange Callings

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells, Arthur Morrison, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A fascinating collection of classic short stories featuring unusual ways of making a living, including 'The Umbrella-Mender' by Beatrice Harraden, 'The Triumphs of a Taxidermist' by H. G. Wells, 'A Pair of Silk Stockings' by Kate Chopin, 'A Skinful of Trouble' by Arthur Morrison, 'White Magic' by Ella d'Arcy, 'A Deal in Ostriches' by H. G. Wells, and many more.

  • Six Short Stories by Arthur Morrison | Arthur Morrison

    Six Short Stories by Arthur Morrison

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. This collection contains a selection of Morrison's best work, including 'Dobbs' Parrot', 'The House of Haddock', 'The Thing in the Upper Room', 'His Tale of Bricks', and 'A Lucifo Match'.

  • His Tale of Bricks | Arthur Morrison

    His Tale of Bricks

    • UNABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. His Tale of Bricks is a humorous tale of a set of rogues in London's East End attempting an ingenious swindle at Liverpool Street station, involving the switching of one suitcase with another filled with bricks...but the swap does not work out quite as planned.

  • A Lucifo Match | Arthur Morrison

    A Lucifo Match

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. A Lucifo Match is the story of a London pickpocket who selects the wrong pocket to dip his fingers into. It belongs to a West End conjurer who exacts an extraordinary revenge for the attempted theft. But the pickpocket is not so easily beaten, and his natural cunning suggests a way to get even.

  • The Disorder of the Bath | Arthur Morrison

    The Disorder of the Bath

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. The Disorder of the Bath is an engaging and humorous story about a burglary told by a cockney rogue who has double crossed his companions and is on the run.

  • The House of Haddock | Arthur Morrison

    The House of Haddock

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. The House of Haddock is the humorous story of an old rogue whose formerly genteel family has fallen on hard times. A former ancestor of his once gave a set of almshouses to the village, and our anti-hero sets out to ensure that one of these is allocated to him.

  • Fair Tales of Fowl | H. G. Wells,H. H. Munro,Robert E. Howard,Arthur Morrison,Sherwood Anderson,Guy de Maupassant

    Fair Tales of Fowl

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells, H. H. Munro, Robert E. Howard, and others
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    Ten classic short stories from the quills of great bird-loving authors.

  • The Thing in the Upper Room | Arthur Morrison

    The Thing in the Upper Room

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    'The Thing in the Upper Room' is a classic Victorian horror story. Poor young English artist Attwater is delighted to find an oddly cheap top-floor room to rent in an old house in Paris. The room, as he is aware, has a reputation for being haunted. But what the nature of the haunting is, nobody seems to know - the place has been let only once in living memory owing to its reputation, and that tenant had committed suicide at the point where the police were breaking down his door to arrest him for murder.

  • Dobbs' Parrot | Arthur Morrison

    Dobbs' Parrot

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. 'Dobbs' Parrot' is a cleverly constructed humorous story about a con artist who manages to swindle four people simultaneously by selling them all a parrot in a cage, despite the fact that he has neither parrot nor cage at the start of the story.

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