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    • American Rose

    • A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
    • By: Karen Abbott
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    With the critically acclaimed Sin in the Second City, best-selling author Karen Abbott “pioneered sizzle history” ( USA Today). Now she returns with the gripping and expansive story of America’s coming-of-age—told through the extraordinary life of Gypsy Rose Lee and the world she survived and conquered.

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

    • Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
    • By: Karen Abbott
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little-known aspects of the Civil War: The stories of four courageous women - a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow - who were spies. After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

    Regular price: £30.99