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    • Bodies from the Library

    • Lost Classic Stories by Masters of the Golden Age
    • By: Tony Medawar, Agatha Christie, Georgette Heyer, and others
    • Narrated by: Philip Bretherton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together a selection of rare tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922. At a time when crime and thriller writing has once again overtaken the sales of general and literary fiction, Bodies from the Library unearths lost stories from the Golden Age, that period between the World Wars when detective fiction captured the public’s imagination and saw the emergence of some of the world’s cleverest and most popular storytellers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By JACQUI on 06-09-18

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Sprig Muslin

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family.

    But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in sprig muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rattling good listen!

    • By Jane on 15-11-08

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Talisman Ring

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A much loved friend

    • By Stephanie on 04-11-08

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Unknown Ajax

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eeeh, it's gradely

    • By Maggie on 17-05-14

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Grand Sophy

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly splendid - classic GH

    • By Beccameriel on 16-05-17

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Devil's Cub

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Michael Drew
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    The excesses of the young Marquis of Vidal are even wilder than his father's before him. Not for nothing is the reckless duellist and gamester called "the Devil's Cub". But when he is forced to leave the country, Mary Challoner discovers his fiendish plan to abduct her sister. Any only by daring to impersonate her can Mary save her sibling from certain ruin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Devils Cub

    • By Alison on 14-11-09

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Venetia

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul mate, or is she playing with fire?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great read!

    • By Marjo on 02-06-14

    Regular price: £41.39

    • Cousin Kate

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    When young and beautiful governess Kate Malvern finds herself unemployed, she is taken in by Minerva Broome, the aunt she has never met, and whisked away to the majestic country home of Staplewood. However, things are not as they seem: strange things start to happen in the manor and Staplewood soon turns from an inviting stately house to a cold and gloomy mansion with a dreadful secret!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Truly Appalling Reader!

    • By Jill on 21-11-14

    Regular price: £41.39

    • A Civil Contract

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This one grows on you

    • By Stephanie on 28-02-09

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Regency Buck

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    It is in regrettable circumstances that beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine first meet Julian St John Audley. The man, they both agree, is an insufferably arrogant dandy. But unfortunately for them, he's also the Fifth Earl of Worth, a friend of the Regent and, their legal guardian.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly the best....

    • By Maxine on 27-07-09

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Spanish Bride

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: David Collins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    When Brigade-Major Harry Smith met the beautiful Juana María, an instant spark formed between the two fiery, energetic souls. The two fell deeply in love with one another from the first moment and the Spanish bride accompanied him throughout all his campaigns, where she rode freely among the troops. The intensity of their marriage is made all the more gripping as it is played out against the Peninsular War of Napoleon versus Wellington.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heavy but worthwhile

    • By SarahC on 03-02-15

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Friday's Child

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    This story of mistaken love is a romantic fiction set in the English Regency period. It centers on Lord Sheringham who has been rejected by the woman he loves but the woman who has secretly loved him since childhood is waiting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Heyer's best

    • By Stephanie on 28-02-09

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Frederica

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Clifford Norgate
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun

    • By Maureen on 18-07-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Faro's Daughter

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Laura Paton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Fiery, strong-willed Deb Grantham, who presides over a gaming house with her aunt, is hardly the perfect wife for the young and naive Lord Mablethorpe. His lordship's family are scandalized that he proposes to marry one of 'faro's daughters', and his cousin the proud, wealthy Max Ravenscar - decides to take the matter in hand. Ravenscar always gets his way, but as he and Miss Grantham lock horns, they become increasingly drawn to each other. Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements, has Ravenscar finally met his match?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged at last!

    • By Maggie on 09-08-14

    Regular price: £31.59

    • Charity Girl

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    When Fate and a chivalrous impulse combine to saddle Viscount Desford with a friendless, homeless waif in the engaging shape of Cherry Steane, who else should he turn to in such a scrape but his childhood playmate, Henrietta Silverdale? And although they refused to oblige their parents by marrying, they have always been the best of friends. But as Desford pursues Cherry's grandfather and father around the seedier fringes of society, Hetta is forced to wonder if he might not, at last, have fallen in love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration

    • By Maggie on 17-05-14

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Toll-Gate

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Captain John Staple’s exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More action, less manners - but vintage Heyer

    • By Maggie on 19-06-14

    Regular price: £18.49

    • April Lady

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    When Lord Cardross married 18 year old Lady Helen he also undertook the task of staving off financial disaster for her father, and settled the more pressing gambling debts of her brother. Has Lady Helen only married him for his money?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • April Lady

    • By Matt on 29-07-09

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Cotillion

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. His freakish plan is that his fortune will be his step-daughter's dowry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Witty, charming and wonderfully read.

    • By Bettym on 08-11-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Nonesuch

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Sir Waldo Hawkridge, wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess, believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect escapist Regency romance

    • By Beccameriel on 25-07-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Foundling

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    The shy young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware or Gilly for short has endured 24 years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and his valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wit and humour, but it does drag at times

    • By Maggie on 28-06-14

    Regular price: £19.69

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