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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 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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
    • Almond for a parrot

    • By Geordie lass on 25-03-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Real Fairy Storybook

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

    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

    • The Red Necklace

    • The French Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration

    • By jessica harby on 28-08-18

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Maggot Moon

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Robert Madge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • I, Coriander

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Tinder

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Robert Madge
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    A young soldier, a captive princess, witches, wolves and Death walk hand in hand in Costa Award winner Sally Gardner's exquisitely written new novel inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Tinderbox. Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow, start to finish in one night. Excellent!

    • By Linda-Ann Forrester on 25-04-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 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 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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 Silver Blade

    • The French Revolution, Book 2
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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 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 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • My Side of the Diamond

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Willow Nash
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    An extraordinary tale about the search for love from acclaimed Costa and Carnegie Award-winning novelist Sally Gardner. Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend, Becky, disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear - she jumped off a tall building and seemingly never reached the ground. It was as if she simply vanished into thin air. Did Jazmin have something to do with her disappearance? Or was it more to do with Icarus, with whom Becky became suddenly besotted...?

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Red Necklace

    • The French Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 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

    • Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Betsy K. Glory, the daughter of a mermaid and an ice cream maker, meets the mysterious Mr Tiger they have a giant challenge: a moon to turn blue, berries to collect and wishable-delicious ice cream to create. The sort that makes wishes come true. With Mr Tiger and his troupe of Gongalong circus acrobats, a toad under a spell, a lonely giant, and Mum and Dad, Betsy sets off on her quest.  

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

    • Wings & Co, Book 3
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Spot on the Fishcake! The famous fairy detective agency, Wings & Co, has a problem. Really quite a big problem. Well, a few of them actually. There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter with the detectives. There's a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond. And then there's that tricky business of the TV talent show. Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget's most complicated case yet. Read by Simon Russell Beale.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Invisible Boy

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Crumble cakes! A red rogue wind is blowing and a wicked pirate captain and his crew are marauding the seven seas near the island left off the map of the world. A rare egg has gone missing and a very unhappy sea dragon wants it back. A pirate ship, the Kettle Black, is anchored in a secret cove off the island left off the map of the world. Betsy and her mum, Myrtle the mermaid, must dive deep beneath the waves, while Alfonso Glory and Mr Tiger fly high above the clouds in a hot air balloon. It's time for Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Gongalongs to set off on their second adventure....

    Regular price: £9.99

    • 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 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 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • A Book of Princesses

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Emma Chambers
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Five favourite fairy stories bounce merrily back to life. A perfect treat for everyone who loves a princess.

    Regular price: £4.19

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