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    • How to Be a Victorian

    • By: Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? Surviving everyday life came down to the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living. Drawing on Ruth's unique firsthand experience gained from living on a Victorian farm for a year, this book will teach you everything you need to know about 19th-century living. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it. Very interesting!

    • By Michele Richards on 12-10-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • How to Be a Tudor

    • A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life
    • By: Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    The Tudor era encompasses some of the greatest changes in our history. But while we know about the historical dramas of the times, what was life really like for a commoner? To answer this question, the renowned 'method historian' Ruth Goodman has slept, washed and cooked as the Tudors did. She is your expert guide to this fascinating era, drawing on years of practical historical study to show how our ancestors coped with everyday life, from how they slept to how they courted.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good overall

    • By John on 24-04-17

    Regular price: £20.69

    • A Stranger in Honeyfield

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    1916. Bella is working as a Voluntary Aid driving ambulances in England when she gets engaged to Philip, on leave from fighting in France. His family strongly disapprove of her, but the two of them are happy together. Georgie, Philip's sister, is in trouble, having broken her engagement and fled from her bullying family. Who can she turn to for help when she needs it most? When the worst happens, Bella must manage on her own, though there are shocks and dangers ahead that she did not foresee.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Innocent Traitor

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Lady Jane Grey was born into the most dangerous of times. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother for whom she was a pawn in a dynastic game with the highest stakes, she lived a life in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervour. Growing up with the future Queen Elizabeth and her reluctant nemesis, Mary, she soon learned the truth of the values imparted to her by Henry VIII's last Queen, Katherine Parr.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History brought to life

    • By Kirstine on 08-02-17

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Last of the Few

    • The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It
    • By: Max Arthur
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, David Shaw-Parker, Patience Tomlinson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler’s inevitable invasion attempt. For the German Army to be landed across the Channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies – the RAF would have to be broken – so every day, throughout the summer, German bombers pounded the RAF air bases in the southern counties.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Last of the Few.

    • By cheryl marie evans on 21-04-11

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Peace Comes to Honeyfield

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Armistice Day, London, 1918. Fiercely independent Georgie is tired of being told what's best for her by men. When she defies her father's wishes by going out into the peace festivities, she tries to help a woman being attacked and encounters Patrick, a gallant wounded ex-soldier looking for a new calling now that the fighting is done. But the war isn't over for everybody. Enemy forces have infiltrated the bureau and sent her father into hiding. And they are coming for her, too. Georgie knows there's only one place where she'll be safe: Honeyfield. 

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Some Tame Gazelle

    • By: Barbara Pym
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    It was odd that Harriet should always have been so fond of curates. They were so immature and always made the same kind of conversation. Now the Archdeacon was altogether different...'Together yet alone, the Misses Bede occupy the central crossroads of parish life. Harriet, plump, elegant and jolly, likes nothing better than to make a fuss of new curates, secure in the knowledge that elderly Italian Count Ricardo Bianco will propose to her yet again this year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A charming reassuring tale of normality.

    • By Shirley on 14-08-14

    Regular price: £16.99

    • I Do Not Sleep

    • By: Judy Finnigan
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. There is nothing more powerful than a mother's love. Five years ago Molly Gabriel lost her twenty-year-old son, Joey, to a terrible sailing accident. His empty boat was washed ashore on the rocks, but his body was never found. Now Molly has returned to the sands of Cornwall, haunted by his disappearance, unable to accept he is gone. Joey was an experienced sailor and died on a calm sea--things just don't add up, and Molly cannot let it go.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I did sleep!

    • By Mrs Diana Robertson on 19-08-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Genius of Birds

    • By: Jennifer Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about. Consider, as Ackerman does, the Clark's nutcracker, a bird that can hide as many as 30,000 seeds over dozens of square miles and remember where it put them several months later; the mockingbirds and thrashers, species that can store 200 to 2,000 different songs in a brain a thousand times smaller than ours; and the well-known pigeon, which knows where it's going, even thousands of miles from familiar territory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting listen

    • By Mr Kipling on 22-08-17

    Regular price: £21.39

    • Talking About Detective Fiction

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    P. D. James brings a lifetime of reading and writing crime fiction to bear on this personal history of the genre, from the birth of the detective story, through Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, to the golden age of crime and the rise of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and Margery Allingham. There is a chapter on great American crime writers such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiel Hammett, and P. D. James also discusses many of her favourite detectives, from Sherlock Holmes to Kurt Wallander.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Moment

    • By: Douglas Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding, Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced American writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine - in touch only with his daughter and still trying to reconcile him to the end of a long marriage that he knew was flawed from the outset - he finds his solitude disrupted by the arrival, one wintry morning, of a box postmarked Berlin. The return address on the box - Dussmann - unsettles him completely.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth sticking with......

    • By Kim B. on 20-09-12

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Murder in the Green

    • By: Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Libby Serjeant and her friend Fran become involved in the strange rituals of the local Morris Men, when one of them is found dead on May Day and another seems to have vanished into thin air.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best one so far.

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 29-01-15

    Regular price: £13.99

    • False Impression

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Bea Abbot's friend, Leon Holland, has asked for her help in establishing an alibi. But why would he need one? First, he tells her, he had a narrow escape from being run down in the road, and then he was lured to a car park to meet someone who didn't turn up. Matters escalate when two bodies are found in the car park stabbed to death. Then everything is thrown into chaos as a devastating virus infects the agency's systems. A hidden camera. Hate mail. A nasty practical joke.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Amatueurish

    • By Livhex on 28-06-16

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Honeyfield Bequest

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 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

    Wiltshire in 1901: Kathleen's family are determined to force her into marriage with a violent man. In desperation she runs away and finds what consolation she can for her lost dreams. Then tragedy strikes, and Kathleen seeks refuge at Honeyfield House, where a charitable bequest has created a hiding place for families in trouble. Nathan fought in the Great War and is now using his gift for finding lost people as a detective. Taking on the job of finding Kathleen, he is shocked to discover a woman he can love, not the vicious female he was led to expect.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Glass of Blessings

    • By: Barbara Pym
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Wilmet Forsyth is well dressed, well looked after, suitably husbanded, good looking, and fairly young - but very bored. Her husband Rodney, a handsome army major, is slightly balder and fatter than he once was. Wilmet would like to think she has changed rather less. Her interest wanders to the nearby Anglo-Catholic church, where at last she can neglect her comfortable household in the more serious-minded company of three unmarried priests and Piers Longridge, a man of a different character altogether.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Respectable and subersive

    • By Jackson on 04-04-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • To Defy a King

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The privileged daughter of one of the most powerful men in England, Mahelt Marshal’s life changes dramatically when her father is suspected of treachery by King John. Her brothers become hostages and Mahelt is married to Hugh Bigod, heir to the earldom of Norfolk. Adapting to her new life is hard, but Mahelt comes to love Hugh deeply; however, defying her father-in-law brings disgrace and heartbreak.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator!?!

    • By Kirstie on 25-02-11

    Regular price: £15.39

    • Murder in Steeple Martin

    • By: Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Ex-actress Libby Sarjeant is producing and directing a play in her home village of Steeple Martin. She never expected her exciting new venture to lead to romance: and she certainly didn't expect mystery, intrigue, and murder. When a series of accidents culminates in murder being committed, Libby is compelled to find out if its roots are in the past or the more sordid present. A cast of local characters alternately helps and hinders her, including Fran the sceptical psychic and Sidney the guard cat.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Insipid is the word

    • By Andromeda's Twin on 15-04-14

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Mystery in White

    • By: J. Jefferson Farjeon
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    "The horror on the train, great though it may turn out to be, will not compare with the horror that exists here, in this house." On Christmas Eve, heavy snowfall brings a train to a halt near the village of Hemmersby. Several passengers take shelter in a deserted country house, where the fire has been lit and the table laid for tea - but no one is at home. Trapped together for Christmas, the passengers are seeking to unravel the secrets of the empty house when a murderer strikes in their midst.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shiveringly cold ...

    • By Jayne Baker on 20-09-16

    Regular price: £18.59

    • The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

    • By: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 361

    The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is an incredibly quirky, humorous, and warm-hearted story about growing old disgracefully - and breaking all the rules along the way! 79-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping her care home and robbing a bank. She has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair and is determined to fund her way to a much more exciting lifestyle. Along with her four oldest friends - otherwise known as the League of Pensioners - Martha decides to rebel against all of the rules imposed upon them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great for the first two hours...

    • By ElizabethLovick on 31-12-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Letters to the Midwife

    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson, Clive Mantle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When the Call the Midwife series became best sellers Jennifer Worth received mountains of letters - not only praising her books, but also from people who remembered the world her books described; life in the East End of London during the late 1940s and early '50s. Often her books touched her audience and they felt moved to write, or they wanted to share their own memories.A prolific letter writer herself, Jennifer always corresponded and this book includes some fascinating letters she received.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than I expected

    • By R. Card on 22-11-15

    Regular price: £18.99

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