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    • Paradise in Chains

    • The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia
    • By: Diana Preston
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realize that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonization.

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Wilful Murder

    • The Sinking of the Lusitania
    • By: Diana Preston
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    On May 7th, 1915 a passenger ship crossing the Atlantic sank with the loss of 1200 lives. On board were some world-famous figures, including multimillionaire Alfred Vanderbilt. But this wasn’t the Titanic and there was no iceberg. The liner was the Lusitania and it was torpedoed by a German U-boat.Wilful Murder is the hugely compelling story of the sinking of the Lusitania. The first book to look at the events in their full historical context, it is also the first to place the human dimension at its heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Liz on 08-04-16

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Cleopatra and Antony

    • By: Diana Preston
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    After Julius Caesar's murder, his mistress Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, fled to Alexandria where she gave birth to their son. Civil war broke out in Rome, and Mark Antony, Caesar's friend, was given control over the East. Summoned to his headquarters, Cleopatra made her entry at dusk on a scented, candle-lit barge: and so began one of the greatest love stories of all time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By Lianne on 21-09-09

    Regular price: £28.29

    • A Higher Form of Killing

    • Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare
    • By: Diana Preston
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In six weeks during April and May 1915, as World War I escalated, Germany forever altered the way war would be fought. On April 22, at Ypres, German canisters spewed poison gas at French and Canadian soldiers in their trenches; on May 7, the German submarine U-20, without warning, torpedoed the passenger liner Lusitania, killing 1,198 civilians; and on May 31, a German Zeppelin began the first aerial bombardment of London and its inhabitants.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • A Teardrop on the Cheek of Time

    • The Story of the Taj Mahal
    • By: Diana Preston, Michael Preston
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In 1631, the heartbroken Moghul emperor, Shah Jahan, ordered the construction of a monument of unsurpassed splendour and majesty in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal was built on the banks of the river Jumna. It took 20 years to complete, disastrously depleting the Moghul treasuries. But Shah Jahan was to pay a greater price for his obsession. He ended his days imprisoned by his own son in Agra Fort, gazing across the river at the monument to his love.

    Regular price: £23.39

    • A First Rate Tragedy

    • By: Diana Preston
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier finally found what they sought - the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lay between the bodies of two fellow explorers. They had died just eleven miles from the depot of supplies which might have saved them.

    Regular price: £19.69