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    • The Skylarks' War

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Katherine Press
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Clarry and her older brother, Peter, live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Charlie

    • The Big Snow & The Rocket Boy
    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Charlie and the Big Snow Charlie's been waiting for snow his whole life, but now everyone's trying to spoil it! It's just as well Charlie has a plan to keep it safe...Charlie and the Rocket Boy - There's a new boy in Charlie's class. Zachary says his dad is away on a rocket but Charlie knows that's rubbish. Isn't it?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a laugh!

    • By Claudia on 05-06-09
    • The Big Snow & The Rocket Boy
    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Release date: 16-03-09
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Saffy's Angel

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Debra Gillet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
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    After Saffron Casson discovers that she's adopted, life is never quite the same again. Her artistic parents and doting siblings adore her, but Saffy wants a piece of her past. So when her grandfather bequests a stone angel to her, Saffy knows she has to find it. Realising that her childhood in Siena holds the key, she secretly stows away on a car trip to Italy, with her new friend, Sarah. Meanwhile, the rest of her family are engaged in their own wacky projects.

    Regular price: £8.79

    • Permanent Rose

    • By: Hilary Mckay
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    It's a long hot summer - to Permanent Rose it seems never ending. Rose misses Tom, Indigo's friend who went back to America. New friend David is not a good enough replacement. Caddy's fiancé, Michael, tries to cheer her up by delivering a rose every day, but that just provides temporary relief. What with Daddy leaving her mother Eve for younger model Samantha, Caddy getting cold feet and adoptive sister Saffron deciding to find her real father, no one seems to have time to come to Rose's rescue. But Rose is determined, and in her heart of hearts is sure she will find Tom again - but what else will she find on the way?

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Caddy Ever After

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Debra Gillet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
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    It's Valentines Day and everything's changing in the Casson household. Indigo sets out to do something special to win over Sarah and ends up organising the Valentines Day disco and playing cupid. Saffy has a strange new boyfriend who teaches her all about the stars. Sarah falls very ill - when she can no longer laugh it off Saffy gets scared. And Caddy has fallen in love and is getting married ... but not to Michael.

    Regular price: £8.79

    • Caddy Ever After

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Glen Mcready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    It's Valentines Day and Caddy has fallen in love and is getting married...but not to Michael. With a wedding to plan, everything's a little crazier than normal in the Casson household. Especially as the only one who seems happy for Caddy is Bill. But it's Permanent Rose who is taking the news the hardest. She made a big promise to Michael - how is she going to keep it now?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable!

    • By Ms on 16-02-13

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Caddy's World

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Best friends, boyfriends, problem parents, purple hair. Brothers, sisters, fireworks and unexpected babies. Welcome to Caddy’s World…The stunning prequel to the best-selling Saffy’s Angel, from award-winning author Hilary McKay.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Indigo's Star

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Debra Gillet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
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    Indigo's going back to school after a long bout of glandular fever. He's not looking forward to it, as he knows the bullies will be waiting for him. But he's determined to stand on his own two feet - so when Saffy and Sarah break up a fight in the boys' bathroom, he's furious. Until he meets Tom. Tom is over from the States for a term, staying with his gran while his family sort out their own problems back home. He loves music and joking and is unfazed by the bullies.

    Regular price: £8.79

    • Binny for Short

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Kate Harbour
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Binny's life has been difficult since her father died and Binny's life has been difficult since her father died and her dreadful old Aunt Violet disposed of her beloved dog, Max. Her world changed then, to a city flat with not enough space for her Mum, her big sister Clem, and her small brother James. Definitely no room for a pet. Then one day Aunt Violet dies, leaving a small cottage in Cornwall to Binny and her family. Binny finds herself in a new world once more, full of sunshine and freedom and Gareth, the enemy-next-door and the ideal companion for dangerous dares.

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Permanent Rose

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Debra Gillet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
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    It's a long, hot summer - to Permanent Rose it seems never ending. Rose misses Tom, Indigo's friend who went back to America, and new friend David is no replacement. Caddy's fiancé, Michael, tries to cheer her up by delivering a rose every day, but that just provides temporary relief. What with Daddy leaving her mother, Eve, for younger model Samantha, Caddy getting cold feet, and adoptive sister Saffron deciding to find her real father, no one seems to have time to come to Rose's rescue. But Rose is determined, and in her heart of hearts is sure she will find Tom again - but what else will she find on the way?

    Regular price: £8.79

    • Binny in Secret

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    With her awful secondhand uniform and stuck-up classmates, Binny's new school is horrible. And life gets even worse when a storm damages the roof of her house, forcing Binny and her family to move to the countryside whilst it's being fixed. Binny; her sensible older sister, Clem; and her rambunctious brother, James (and his chickens) begin adjusting to life in the country. Then one of James' beloved chickens vanishes, and Binny finds strange footprints in the mud. What kind of creature is lurking in the undergrowth?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Tessa Debenham on 28-09-18

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Forever Rose

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Rose's family members are always busy doing their own things. At least she still has her friends at school, but Mr. Spencer is always shouting about SATs and now he's cancelled Christmas! But thankfully he can't cancel the Christmas school trip.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forever Rose

    • By Sarah on 01-02-11

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Binny Bewitched

    • Book 3
    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Binny Cornwallis has lost something. Something that wasn’t really hers in the first place. With her best enemy Gareth and her beloved dog Max she turns detective to track it down, but the Cornwallis family are anything but helpful. Little brother James and his friend Dill are having an adventure of their own and big sister Clem is acting very strangely. And on top of all this, Binny suspects their next-door neighbour may be a witch....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it!

    • By Tessa Debenham on 08-10-18

    Regular price: £17.59

    • Indigo's Star

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Helen Lederer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    It's two years since Saffy found her angel, and now her brother, Indigo, the only boy in the Casson family, has a quest of his own. He's helped by his new school pal and of course his ever-resourceful younger sister.

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Saffy's Angel

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Julia Sawalha
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Cadmium, Saffron, Indigo and Rose are as colourful as the paint chart that inspired their names. When Saffron finds that her name is not on the chart, she discovers that she was adopted. This is the start of her adventurous search for a stone angel that she remembers from her dreams.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quiet journey

    • By MG on 31-08-17

    Regular price: £12.29

    • The Zoo in the Attic & The Treasure in the Garden

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Here are two of a series of stories about the riotous children who live in Paradise House.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Lulu: Duck in the Park, Dog from the Sea & Cat in the Bag

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    In The Duck in the Park, Lulu finds a duck egg that has rolled out of its nest and takes it to class to keep it safe. Pets aren’t allowed at school, but surely this doesn’t count? After all, it’s just an egg.... In The Dog from the Sea, she goes on holiday and finds a dog living on the beach. Everyone in town thinks the dog is trouble. But Lulu is sure he just needs a friend... In The Cat in the Bag, a mysterious bag is left on Lulu’s doorstep. The last thing her nan expects to be in it is a huge, marigold-coloured cat. But Lulu knows that this cat needs a lovely new home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Charlotte on 03-11-16

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Charlie

    • The Cat Flap and the Great Escape
    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Charlie and Henry are staying the night at Charlie's house. They've made a deal - but the night doesn't go quite as Charlie plans...

    In The Great Escape, Charlie's fed up with his family, so he's decided to run away. But running away means being quiet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant- totally brillaint

    • By Tash on 12-01-09
    • The Cat Flap and the Great Escape
    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Release date: 24-03-08
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Charlie: The Big Birthday Bash & The Tooth Fairy

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Big Birthday Bash
    Charlie can’t believe that his big brother, Max, hates parties and doesn’t want to celebrate his birthday. So Charlie sets out to give Max a birthday surprise that he’ll never forget!

    The Tooth Fairy
    Charlie has four wobbly teeth! He can hardly wait to put them under his pillow for the tooth fairy! There must be a way to make them fall out even faster.

    Two more irresistibly funny Charlie stories from award-winning author Hilary McKay.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Happy and Glorious & Practically Perfect

    • By: Hilary McKay
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It’s the Queen’s unofficial birthday, and no one has bought her a present. Not the Prime Minister, not the Treasurer, and not even her lazy Ladies-in-Waiting. All she wants is one small, very cheap present. Just because it has four legs and a tail, that shouldn’t put anyone off....

    Regular price: £10.79

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