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    • The Real Sherlock

    • By: Lucinda Hawksley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed fictional character of all time, and he has been reimagined by actors, playwrights and directors over centuries - but who is the creator behind the detective? Arthur Conan Doyle’s own life was often stranger than fiction, and his most famous characters’ stories and personalities bear more than a passing resemblance to his own life and his closest friends. Biographer and broadcaster Lucinda Hawksley gains unprecedented access to a treasure trove of Doyle’s never-before-seen personal letters and diaries.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • FLIMSY AND UNENLIGHTENING

    • By scribbler123 on 24-03-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Lucinda Hawksley - introduction
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal, Lucinda Hawksley - introduction
    • Length: 34 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Full of both satire and social analysis, Our Mutual Friend looks at what could happen in Victorian England when a fortune passes to a working-class couple. The audiobook will enchant the listener with its larger-than-life characters, its poignant depiction of social injustice and the singular seed of hope with which Dickens hints at the possibility of a better tomorrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Our mutual friend

    • By Mrs Judith C Schott on 01-05-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    • By: Charles Dickens, Lucinda Hawksley
    • Narrated by: Billy Howle, Lucinda Hawksley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Audible presents an original production of the aptly named The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel. Following his untimely death at the age of 58, Dickens only managed to publish six of the 12 planned instalments of the story. Though it has gone on to be one of his more popular titles and the source of inspiration for various television, stage and theatre adaptations, no one knows exactly how Dickens planned to end the mystery.  

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter

    • A Biography of Princess Louise
    • By: Lucinda Hawksley
    • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. What was so dangerous about this artistic, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumor and gossip than hard facts? When Lucinda Hawksley started to investigate, often thwarted by inexplicable secrecy, she discovered a fascinating woman, modern before her time, whose story has been shielded for years from public view. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Princess Diana of her time

    • By Bryan James on 09-07-18

    Regular price: £27.49