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    • The Bookshop

    • By: Penelope Fitzgerald, David Nicholls - introduction
    • Narrated by: Eve Karpf, David Nicholls, Stephanie Racine
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. Hardborough becomes a battleground. Florence has tried to change the way things have always been done, and as a result she has to take on not only the people who have made themselves important but natural and even supernatural forces, too. Her fate will strike a chord with anyone who knows that life has treated them with less than justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short but sweet

    • By Maggieannie on 29-12-16

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Offshore

    • By: Penelope Fitzgerald, Alan Hollinghurst - introduction
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies, Alan Hollinghurst, Stephanie Racine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    On Battersea Reach, a mixed bag of the temporarily lost and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the tide of the Thames. There is good-natured Maurice, by occupation a male prostitute, by chance a receiver of stolen goods. And Richard, an ex-navy man whose boat, much like its owner, dominates the Reach.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous book, strangely affected reading

    • By Struweltiger on 31-05-17

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Blue Flower

    • By: Penelope Fitzgerald, Candia McWilliam - introduction
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd, Stephanie Racine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The year is 1794, and Fritz - passionate, idealistic and brilliant - is seeking his father's permission to announce his engagement to his heart's desire: 12-year-old Sophie. His astounded family and friends are amused and disturbed by his betrothal. What can he be thinking? Tracing the dramatic early years of the young German who was to become the great romantic poet and philosopher Novalis, The Blue Flower is a masterpiece of invention, evoking the past with a reality that we can almost feel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Nakul on 10-01-17

    Regular price: £11.99