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    • Ma'am Darling

    • 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret
    • By: Craig Brown
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    From our funniest writer, a portrait of our most talked-about royal. She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. John Fowles hoped to keep her as his sex slave. Dudley Moore propositioned her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was in love with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • La-di-da

    • By Pamela on 06-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Beautiful, sophisticated and endlessly ambitious Lily Bart endeavours to climb the social ladder of New York's elite by securing a good match and living beyond her means. Now nearing 30 years of age and having rejected several proposals, forever in the hope of finding someone better, her future prospects are threatened. A damning commentary of 20th-century social order, Edith Wharton's tale established her as one of the greatest British novelists of the 1900s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully done.

    • By Philip on 26-06-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Colour

    • By: Rose Tremain
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch where they settle threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Joseph finds gold in the creek he is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him deep in the earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gold is not the colour - discuss

    • By Lindsey on 25-02-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Marie Antoinette

    • By: Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Marie Antoinette's dramatic life-story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still 'la reine mechante', whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering epitomised by the (apocryphal) words: 'let them eat cake'. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular.

    • By Binky on 17-12-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Men and the Girls

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Lifelong friends, now in their sixties, James, a teacher, and Hugh, a TV personality, both live with attractive women 25 years their junior. But the age difference is a time bomb, ticking away at the heart of both relationships. Kate's hunger for a life more in keeping with her own age threatens to bring her eight years with James to an end. And how is Julia to cope when her own career begins to blossom while Hugh's is withering before their eyes? The arrival of Miss Beatrice Bachelor, a razor-sharp Oxford spinster, fuels the discontent in both girls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book

    • By Sarah on 15-03-17

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Enchanted April

    • By: Elizabeth von Arnim
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    It began in a women's club in London on a February afternoon. A discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed to "Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine..." lures four very different women away from the dismal British weather to San Salvatore, a castle high above a bay on the sunny Italian Riviera. There, the Mediterranean spirit stirs the souls of Mrs Arbuthnot, Mrs Wilkins, Lady Caroline Dester, and Mrs Fisher, and remarkable changes occur.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as 'Love' by the same author

    • By Kaggy on 07-11-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Red Tent

    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her fate is merely hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the verses of the Book of Genesis that recount the life of Jacob and his dozen sons. The Red Tent is an extraordinary and engrossing tale of ancient womanhood and family honour. Told in Dinah's voice, it opens with the story of her mothers, the four wives of Jacob, each of whom embodies unique feminine traits, and concludes with Dinah's own unforgettable story of betrayal, grief and love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • such an evocative book

    • By Jackie on 24-04-11

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Marking Time

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The sunlit days of the childish games and family meals are over, as shadows of war roll in to cloud the lives of one English family. At home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yet another lovely story in the Cazalet chronicles

    • By Merelina on 09-03-12

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    George Eliot’s last, most controversial novel opens as the spoiled Gwendolen Harleth, poised at a roulette table about to throw away a small fortune, captivates Daniel Deronda. As their lives become intertwined, they are also transformed by suffering, misfortune, revelations and Daniel’s fascination with the Jewish singer Mirah. Daniel Deronda shocked Victorian readers with its portrayal of the Jewish experience in British society, and remains a moving and epic portrayal of human passions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Reading of Sadly Abridged Bbook

    • By Julie on 08-08-13

    Regular price: £18.00

    • The Light Years

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Three generations of Cazalets spend each summer in their family house: Home Place, Sussex. For two unforgettable summers they are safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. These are sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach. Elizabeth Jane Howard has produced a gripping chronicle of an English family and the fascinating tangle of their affairs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cazalet Chronicles are lovely.

    • By Merelina on 09-03-12

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Call for the Dead (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Anna Chancellor
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of John le Carré's first novel, which introduced his most famous character, George Smiley. This dramatisation, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself, Smiley decides to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Thomas on 13-07-09

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Confusion

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The long, dark days of struggle provide the poignant background to the third book of the Cazalet Chronicle. As the war enters its fourth year, chaos has become a way of life. Both in the still peaceful Sussex countryside, and in air-raid-threatened London, the divided Cazalets begin to find the battle for survival echoing the confusion in their own lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely book and great reader.

    • By Merelina on 13-01-12

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Falling Slowly

    • By: Anita Brookner
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Beatrice considers herself to be delicate and sensitive, idle and confused. Forced into early retirement, she has an unashamed and romantic desire to be rescued by the ideal man. But Beatrice's only family is her orderly sister, Miriam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All Souls

    • By Welsh Mafia on 02-11-14

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Pale Horse

    • A New BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Jason Hughes, Eleanor Bron, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A new BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by Agatha Christie, first published in 1961.Mark Easterbrook learns of a mysterious organisation called the Pale Horse, and in the village of Much Deeping he is told of the organisation's supernatural connections. A piece of paper with a list of names seems to foretell the deaths of several people, and Mark must discover what connects them all, and who is behind the strange powers of the Pale Horse.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stuff

    • By marcellaferguson on 02-04-17

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Bay of Angels

    • By: Anita Brookner
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Moving between Nice and London, The Bay of Angels makes the point that not everyone needs conventional relationships to be happy. It relates the story of Zoe, whose life changes when her widowed mother marries a wealthy older man and moves to Nice.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Parasites

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    With talented parents comes the burden of continuing the line of accomplishment, as Maria, Niall and Celia know all too well. The siblings subsequently formed a bond so profound that their lives constantly have a tremendous impact on those around them, this includes Maria’s husband, Charles - a gentleman who has been sucked into the parasitic world of the Delaney’s. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Parasites

    • By Francesca on 07-06-07

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Passionate Man

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Archie Logan, a country doctor, and his wife Liza lead an orthodox-seeming life, and everything is well until Archie's father, a widower for over 30 years, falls in love. His choice, a woman of powerful charm, has a profound effect on all the Logans, adults and children alike. The house and family turn from being a refuge to being a cage. Archie and Liza risk losing everything they have built.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved every minute of it!

    • By Pam on 02-06-15

    Regular price: £28.59

    • The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems

    • By: Ronald Pickup
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Eleanor Bron, Bernard Cribbins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    From schooldays to summer holidays, and from childhood fantasies to nostalgic reminiscences, writers have provided us with a rich seam of children’s poetry over the years.This delightful selection brings over seventy poems together, from such celebrated poets as A.A.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great poems

    • By Catherine on 13-04-15

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Love

    • By: Elizabeth von Arnim
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    gentle romance begins innocently enough in the stalls of a London theatre where Catherine is enjoying her ninth and Christopher his thirty-sixth visit to the same play. He is a magnificent young man with flame-coloured hair. She is the sweetest little thing in a hat. There is just one complication: Christopher is 25, while Catherine is just a little bit older. Flattered by the passionate attentions of youth, Catherine, with marriage and motherhood behind her, is at first circumspect, but finally succumbs to her lover's charms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An overlooked and wonderful classic

    • By Kaggy on 21-03-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Elizabeth Jane Howard

    • A Dangerous Innocence
    • By: Artemis Cooper
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning to be an actress, but when that ambition was thwarted by marriage and the war, she turned to fiction. Her first novel, The Beautiful Visit, won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize - she went on to write 14 more, of which the best-loved were the five volumes of The Cazalet Chronicle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By DartmoorDiva on 15-02-17

    Regular price: £24.99

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