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    • An Almond for a Parrot

    • By: Wray Delaney, (Sally Gardner)
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    I would like to make myself the heroine of this story and my character to be noble - an innocent victim led astray. But alas, sir, I would be lying.... Tully Truegood: orphan. Magician's apprentice. Whore. In prison, accused of murder, Tully begins to write her life story. A story that takes her from a young daughter-skivvy in the back streets of 18th-century London to her stepmother Queenie's fairy house - a place where decadent excess is a must....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book!

    • By Bronnage on 14-09-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Red Necklace

    • The French Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter: these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Step into history...

    • By Nicola on 23-08-12

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Invisible Boy

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    When his parents are lost in space, Sam is left, heartbroken, in the care of the horrible Hilda Hardbottom. Then he finds a tiny spaceship in the cabbage patch and meets a little alien called Splodge. How Splodge makes him invisible, and how Sam uses his new talent in his darkest hour makes a touching and extremely funny story with lovely memorable characters.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • I, Coriander

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher. She is shut away in a chest and left to die, but emerges into the fairy world from which her mother came, and where time has no meaning. When she returns, charged with a task that will transform her life, she is seventeen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great sense of time and place

    • By Nicholas W. N. Jones on 12-07-07

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Boy with the Lightning Feet

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Timmy Twinkle is chubby. That means he gets bullied at school and hasn't any friends. He longs to play football, but he's hopeless at games. He's miserable. And it doesn't help when Gramps tells him about Great Uncle Vernon, a chubby boy who grew up to be a famous footballer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-03-18

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Smallest Girl Ever

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Ruby Genie is an orphan. Everyone expects her to have the same fantastic magical powers as her famous parents did, but Ruby can't do any magic at all, or so she thinks, and feels a complete failure. Then she begins to get smaller and smaller and smaller.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Red Necklace

    • The French Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter - these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • For kids

    • By Judy Corstjens on 22-04-12

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Operation Bunny

    • Wings & Co. Book 1
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Emily Vole makes headline news in the first weeks of her life, when she is found in an abandoned hatbox in Stansted Airport. Then, only a few years later, her neighbour Mrs String dies, leaving Emily a mysterious inheritance: an old shop, a small bunch of golden keys, and a cat called Fidget. In the shop Emily discovers drawers full of fairy wings and the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime as the old Fairy Detective Agency comes back to life. It is up to Emily to reopen the shop, and recall the fairies to duty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best mysterious book ever

    • By aileen on 16-04-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Real Fairy Storybook

    • By: Georgie Adams, Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Emma Chambers
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It is Midsummer's Eve. Blossom, the Royal Dressmaker, and her assistants Nightwing, Fancy, Trip, and Pod are hard at work making the Fairy Queen's new dress for the Midsummer Ball. To pass the time, they take turns telling stories, stories no human child has heard before.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • A Book of Princesses

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Emma Chambers
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Five favourite fairy stories bounce merrily back to life. A perfect treat for everyone who loves a princess.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Flying Carpet Thief: The Fairy Detective Agency's Fifth Case

    • Wings & Co, Book 5
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of a bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose, and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom as if by magic. Oh, and, worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on very urgent business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives....

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Maggot Moon

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Robert Madge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, Maggot Moon is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner. When his best friend, Hector, is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland. Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by Maggot Moon's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant, deeply moving tale very well told

    • By Anonymous User on 22-02-14

    Regular price: £8.99

    • Three Pickled Herrings

    • Wings & Co 2
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    At the Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency, Emily Vole and her friends are beginning to worry. It's five months since their official opening and they still haven't had one case. Then local landowner Sir Walter Cross dies suddenly and mysteriously. The detectives suspect fairy meddling. And when Mr Rollo the tailor mysteriously loses everything and Pan Smith's wedding plans are ruined the night before her big day, they're convinced there must be magic at play.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Silver Blade

    • The French Revolution, Book 2
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A mysterious boy is the focus of a novel that takes us from the September Massacres of 1792 to the death of Robespierre four years later. After rescuing Sido, the young daughter of an aristocrat, he flees to England, making secret journeys back to France to smuggle out refugees. He and Sido fall in love - but then she is kidnapped, and he needs all his courage and skill to rescue her a second time. Even then the young lovers are not safe, for our hero learns who he really is, and how can Sido marry him?

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Strongest Girl in the World

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Josie Jenkins, aged eight and three quarters, can do a few tricks, but she astonishes herself and everyone else when she finds she can lift a table, a car and even a bus with no effort at all.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • Lucy Willow

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Dexter Fletcher
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    There were three things that marked out Lucy Willow as different. The first was that she lived on a train. The second was that she had a snail called Ernest as a pet. And the third, the most important of all, was that she had green fingers.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Boy Who Could Fly

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish. Thomas can't think what to ask for, so he wishes he could fly. That's how Thomas goes from being just an ordinary boy whom no one notices to being the most popular boy in the school. But it makes him sad that grown-ups can't see the wonderful things he can do.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Boy with the Magic Numbers

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Billy Pickles' dad leaves home to live in New York, he gives Billy a moneybox. Billy's not sure where to put the money, and not sure why his dad has left.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Matchbox Mysteries

    • Wings & Co 4
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Podgy Bottom is in trouble. All over town cars are being shrunk to the size of a matchbox in the blink of an eye; a giant purple bunny rabbit is running riot and a strange-looking broomstick is causing chaos and calamity.... Sounds like a case for Wings & Co, the famous fairy detective agency! Can Emily, Budget, and Fidget put a stop to this magical mischief before it's too late?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Mrs Veronica T C Wastell on 06-02-18

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Silver Blade

    • The French Revolution, Book 2
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A mysterious boy is the focus of a novel that takes us from the September Massacres of 1792 to the death of Robespierre four years later. After rescuing Sido, the young daughter of an aristocrat, he flees to England, making secret journeys back to France to smuggle out refugees.

    Regular price: £13.99

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