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    • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

    • Churchill's Mavericks: Plotting Hitler's Defeat
    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, a country house called The Firs in Buckinghamshire was requisitioned by the War Office. Sentries were posted at the entrance gates, and barbed wire was strung around the perimeter fence. To local villagers it looked like a prison camp. But the truth was far more sinister. This rambling Edwardian mansion had become home to an eccentric band of scientists, inventors and bluestockings. Their task was to build devastating new weaponry that could be used against the Nazis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humbling and enthralling

    • By T. Wyles on 26-10-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • D-Day

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Giles Milton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      5 out of 5 stars 29

    Almost 75 years have passed since D-Day, the day of the greatest seaborne invasion in history. The outcome of the Second World War hung in the balance on that chill June morning. If Allied forces succeeded in gaining a foothold in northern France, the road to victory would be open. But if the Allies could be driven back into the sea, the invasion would be stalled for years, perhaps forever. Giles Milton's bold new history narrates the day's events through the tales of survivors from all sides: the teenage Allied conscript, the crack German defender, the French resistance fighter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Story-Troublesome narration

    • By Kindle Customer on 14-11-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Fascinating Footnotes from History

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 226
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      4 out of 5 stars 204

    Fascinating Footnotes From History details 100 of the quirkiest historical nuggets - eye-stretching stories that sound like fiction but are 100 percent fact. There is Hiroo Onoda, the lone Japanese soldier still fighting the Second World War in 1974; Agatha Christie, who mysteriously disappeared for 11 days in 1926; and Werner Franz, a cabin boy on the Hindenburg who lived to tell the tale when it was engulfed in flames in 1937.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the best books I've listened to in years

    • By mike blacker on 08-11-16

    Regular price: £20.69

    • White Gold

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and 52 of his comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors, fanatical Islamic slave traders, had declared war on the whole of Christendom. Thousands of Europeans had been snatched from their homes and taken in chains to the great slave markets of Algiers, Tunis and Sale in Morocco to be sold to the highest bidder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful and extremely interesting

    • By Anonymous User on 05-09-17

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Nathaniel's Nutmeg

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission: to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world's nutmeg supply.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Brilliant and Unknown Story in History that shaped today's world as we know it.

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-04-16

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Edward Trencom's Nose

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Edward Trencom has bumbled through life, relying on his trusty nose to turn the family cheese shop into the most celebrated fromagerie in England. But his world is turned upside down when he stumbles across a crate of family papers. To his horror, Edward discovers that nine previous generations of his family have come to sticky ends because of their noses. When he investigates further, Edward finds himself caught up in a Byzantine riddle to which there is no obvious answer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Really not sure

    • By Di on 19-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99