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    • Ladies in Black

    • By: Madeleine St John
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the very end of the Ladies’ Frocks Departments, past Cocktail Frocks, there was something very special, something quite, quite wonderful; but it wasn’t for everybody: that was the point. Because there, at the very end, there was a lovely arch, on which was written in curly letters Model Gowns. Written by a superb novelist of contemporary manners, Ladies in Black is a fairytale which illuminates the extraordinariness of ordinary lives. The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow.

    Regular price: £27.99

    • The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

    • By: Joanna Nell
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. The highlight of Peggy's day is watching her neighbour Brian head out for his morning swim. Peggy dreams of inviting the handsome widower - treasurer of the Residents' Committee and one of the few eligible men in the village - to an intimate dinner. But why would an educated man like Brian, a chartered accountant no less, look twice at Peggy? As a woman of a certain age, she fears she has become invisible, even to men in their 80s. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Children's House of Belsen

    • By: Hetty E. Verolme
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hetty’s family was torn apart following the German invasion of the Netherlands. Rounded up by the Nazis and then separated from their parents, Hetty and her brothers were sent to the Children’s House, within Belsen concentration camp. As one of the eldest, Hetty became the ‘Little Mother’, helping to care for not only her siblings, but the other children as well.In a direct and powerful style, Hetty recalls one of the remarkable, largely untold stories of the Holocaust – the extraordinary struggle and survival of this group of children through those terrible years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heart-breaking!

    • By Ian on 26-08-16

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Lacan: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Lionel Bailly
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    Jacques Lacan was one of the most important psychoanalysts ever to have lived. Building upon the work of Sigmund Freud, he sought to refine Freudian insights with the use of linguistics and mathematics, arguing that "the structure of unconscious is like a language." He is widely misunderstood and often unfairly dismissed as impenetrable. In this clear, wide-ranging primer, Lionel Bailly demonstrates how Lacan’s ideas are still vitally relevant to contemporary issues of mental health treatment. Including coverage of developments in Lacanian psychoanalysis since his death, this is the perfect introduction to the great modern theorist.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Watch Tower

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney during the 1940s, The Watch Tower is a novel of relentless and acute psychological power. Following their father's death, Laura and Clare are withdrawn from their elite private boarding school by their mother. As their mother slowly withdraws from them, the two are left to fend for themselves. Laura's boss, Felix, is there to help, even offering to marry Laura if she will have him. However Felix is not all that he seems, and little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty and his need to control.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Indian Summer

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sweeping powers of description transport her listeners to another time and place. Rosanna Ley, author of best-selling The Villa and Return to Mandalay. Some memories can be forgotten.... Others won't ever go away. For renowned actor Sir Mungo, his quiet home village in Devon provides the perfect retreat. Close by are his brother and his wife, and the rural location makes his home the ideal getaway for his old friends in London.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Summer on the River

    • By: Marcia Willett
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Evie loved the house. The bright, sunny rooms looking across the river. The terraced gardens with fruit trees growing against the high stone walls. The scent of lavender at the end of a hot day. It was a family house. As summer beckons, Evie's family gathers once more at the beautiful old riverside house they all adore. But when Evie discovers a secret that threatens their future, a shadow falls over them all: this summer by the river could be their last together.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By DMW on 09-04-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Dinner with Mugabe

    • The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant
    • By: Heidi Holland
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    At a time when the world waits anxiously to see what will happen next in Zimbabwe - when there is little food in the country's shops, life expectancy is plunging and Zimbabweans are fleeing repression and unemployment - this book gets to grips with the man at the helm of a corrupt regime; the man behind the monster. Holland's tireless investigation begins with her having dinner with Mugabe the freedom fighter and ends in a searching interview with Zimbabwe's president in December 2007, more than 30 years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well told & researched book, recommended!

    • By Miss Sacha A Ferreira on 23-09-18

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Naked Buddha

    • A Practical Guide to the Buddha's Life and Teachings
    • By: Venerable Adrienne Howley
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the many people who are interested in learning more about Buddhism, here is a primer on Buddhism and Buddhist practice written in a deceptively simple manner, with an engaging, gentle humor and flavor. Adrienne Howley's purpose is to demystify Buddhism, stripping away the layers of ritual and iconography that have grown up around it over the centuries, and to present the original, basic tenets and practices.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshing, a females journey.

    • By Dawn on 18-01-14

    Regular price: £23.69

    • The Women in Black

    • By: Madeleine St. John
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow. But it's Sydney in the 1950s, and there's still just enough time left on a hot and frantic day to dream and scheme... By the time the last marked-down frock has been sold, most of the staff of the Ladies' Cocktail section at F. G. Goode's have been launched into slightly different careers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No depth!

    • By bucksdaisy on 29-09-18

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Hinduism: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Klaus K. Klostermaier
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    In this clear and accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years. Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures, and philosophies of the religion, Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, whilst keeping the tone both entertaining and informative. Klostermaier’s exploration of this fascinating and long-lasting belief system is essential for students, followers, and interested listeners alike.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Full of information, but very confusing

    • By Zazie on 23-01-15

    Regular price: £13.39

    • Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader

    • Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman
    • By: Laura Tingle
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What has gone wrong with political leadership in Australia? And are things likely to change with a change of leader or government? In this crisp and timely essay, Laura Tingle examines political leadership in general - some profiles in courage and cunning - as well as styles of leadership. She looks at Macron and Merkel, Keating and Obama. 

    Regular price: £9.89

    • White Gardenia

    • By: Belinda Alexandra
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the tradition of Paullina Simons comes an unforgettable story of a mother and daughter from a remarkable new writer. Beginning in a small village under Japanese occupation on the Chinese-Russian border in the final days of World War II, White Gardenia tells the story of a Russian mother and daughter separated by war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great portrayal of Oz post-war emigrant view

    • By MarieLouise on 09-07-10

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Blue Ribbons, Bitter Bread

    • Joice Loch – Australia's most heroic woman
    • By: Susanna de Vries
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
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    Joice Loch was an extraordinary Australian. She had the inspired courage that saved many hundreds of Jews and Poles in World War II, the compassion that made her a self-trained doctor to tens of thousands of refugees, the incredible grit that took her close to death in several theatres of war and the dedication to truth and justice that shone forth in her own books and a lifetime of astonishing heroism.

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Winter Journey

    • By: Diane Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Halina Shore is a Polish born forensic dentist living in Australia. When she travels to Poland to take part in the investigation of a war crime, she finds herself at the center of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy. As the investigation proceeds, her professional assignment becomes a confronting personal odyssey as the truth about her own past begins to emerge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong

    • By Sheila on 12-02-08

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Bittersweet

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The four Latimer sisters were famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit and sisterly love. But then they left home to train as nurses, swapping their feather beds for the bunks of nursing accommodation. And now, as the Depression casts its shadow across Australia, they must confront their own secret desires. Will the sisters find the independence they crave? Or is life - like love - always bittersweet?

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Judaism: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Examining Judaism as a religion, philosophy, and lifestyle, this authoritative introduction asks what it means to be a Jew today. From the nature of God to worship and everyday life, Dan and Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok address the topics essential to an informed understanding of the beliefs, values, and enduring traditions of this highly influential religion.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Enlightenment: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Kieron O'Hara
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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    The Enlightenment has been nothing if not divisive, being blamed for bloody disasters - Auschwitz, the gulags, Islamic terrorism - as well as being heralded as the harbinger of reason and equality. To this day historians disagree over when it was, where it was, and what it was. Kieron O’Hara deftly traverses these conflicts, presenting the history, ideology, culture, and social life of the Enlightenment, not as a simple set of easily enumerated ideas, but rather as an evolving conglomerate that spawned a diverse set of thinkers.

    Regular price: £13.39

    • Australian Heroines of World War One

    • By: Susanna de Vries
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of eight courageous women who had the courage and strength for which the Anzacs are renowned and the compassion and tenderness that only a woman can bring. One brave nursing sister, Hilda Samsing, became a whistle blower. Nursing aboard the hospital ship Gascon, outraged by the bungled evacuation of wounded Anzacs which was censored out of the press, she let her diary be shown in high places, which raised questions in the House of Commons.

    Regular price: £34.99

    • The Queen, Her Lover and the Most Notorious Spy in History

    • By: Roland Perry
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein, David Tredinnick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Long before her successful marriage to Prince Albert, Princess Victoria had an affair with the dashing Scottish 13th Lord Elphinstone. After the liaison was exposed, Elphinstone was banished to India, appointed Governor of Madras, which allowed Victoria's mother to engineer a royal union for her with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Where's the beef?

    • By DJP OKeeffe on 24-01-15

    Regular price: £31.49

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