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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 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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
    • Very well chosen selection

    • By Mr Chops on 24-09-18

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Sprig Muslin

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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 Unknown Ajax

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    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

    • Sylvester

    • Or, the Wicked Uncle
    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Rowe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She thinks he is insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and they begin to discover a new-found liking and respect for each other. But what Sylvester doesn’t know is that Phoebe is about to publish a novel - a novel in which all London will recognize him as the villainous ‘Count Ugolino’

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The reading did Sylvester and Sparrow justice

    • By Maggie on 22-06-14

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Quiet Gentleman

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    When Gervase Frant, 7th Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by narrator

    • By Caroline on 13-07-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Devil's Cub

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Michael Drew
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    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

    • The Corinthian

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Adore the book but detest the narration

    • By Veracal on 15-09-14

    Regular price: £31.59

    • The Convenient Marriage

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Caroline Hunt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    When the most eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the beauty of the Winwood family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished, Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans . . .

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer

    • By Maureen on 23-01-11

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Faro's Daughter

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Laura Paton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • The Talisman Ring

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    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

    • A Civil Contract

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • Frederica

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Clifford Norgate
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    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

    • The Grand Sophy

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    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

    • The Reluctant Widow

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpectedly excellent

    • By JED on 01-02-16

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Cotillion

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    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

    • Arabella

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of GH's best!

    • By Alison on 02-02-15

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Black Sheep

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    He had nothing to recommend him but his smile, and she was surely too old, and had too much commonsense, to be beguiled by a smile... Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely book, shame about the reader

    • By Orna on 28-06-09

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Foundling

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    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

    • An Infamous Army

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Claire Higgins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    In 1815, beneath the aegis of the Army of Occupation, Brussels is the gayest town in Europe. And the widow Lady Barbara Childe, renowned for being as outrageous as she is beautiful, is at the centre of all that is fashionable and light-hearted. When she meets Charles Audley, dashing aide-de-camp to the great Duke of Wellington himself, her joie de vivre knows no bounds - until the eve of the fateful Battle of Waterloo...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the usual Heyer...

    • By HelgaCabbage on 31-10-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Regency Buck

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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

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