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    • Mary Queen of Scots

    • By: Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      5 out of 5 stars 45
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      5 out of 5 stars 44

    More than 400 years after her death, Mary Queen of Scots remains one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history. Antonia Fraser's classic biography of her won the James Tait Prize when it was first published in 1969. It became an international best-seller and was translated into nine languages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gobsmacking

    • By dianne on 03-08-14

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Love and Louis XIV

    • By: Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    This audiobook centres around the Sun King and his relationship with numerous and fascinating women. Naturally dividing into five parts, it concentrates on the King's mother, Anne of Austria; his first important mistress, Louise de la Valliere; Athenais Marquise de Montespan, who acted as unofficial Queen of Versailles; Marie Therese, his wife, of course; and Madame de Maintenon, governess to the illegitimate royal children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth listening to

    • By Mrs U on 07-05-17

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Love in a Cold Climate

    • By: Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Groomed from a young age for marriage by her mother, the fearsome Lady Montdore, Polly causes a scandal when she declares her love for her uncle, the lecherous lecturer, and runs off to France.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly read!

    • By Mr. B. Martin on 22-03-11

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When Ruth Pratchett discovers her husband is having a passionate affair with the lovely romantic novelist Mary Fisher, she is so seized by envy she becomes truly diabolic, embarking on a course of destruction which brings those around her their just deserts and herself an amazing reward. This is the fantasy of the wronged woman made real: wild, funny, true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A dark wonderful and witty tale of transformation

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-04-13

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Recipe for Life

    • By: Mary Berry
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Mary Berry's autobiography, Recipe for Life, read by the actress Patricia Hodge. From Queen of Tarts to the nation's heart, Mary Berry shares her Recipe for Life. "In the words of my father, my birth caused no end of trouble..." From the moment she came into the world - two weeks early, throwing her parents' lives into disarray - Mary has gracefully but firmly done things her own way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not surprisingly I really enjoyed this!

    • By R. Card on 10-01-14

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Twelve Books That Changed the World

    • By: Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge, Hugh Ross, Robert Powell, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval, or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Six Wives

    • The Queens of Henry VIII
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The first of Henry VIII's wives was Catherine of Aragon, the pious Catholic princess who suffered years of miscarriages and still births and yet failed to produce a male heir.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I now know a lot more!

    • By Harold on 27-07-08

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Elizabeth

    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    An abused child, yet confident of her destiny to reign, a woman in a man's world, passionately sexual yet, she said, a virgin, Elizabeth I was to be famed as England's most successful ruler. This absorbing new book, by concentrating on the early years from her birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558, shows how her experiences of danger and adventure formed her remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Miss T. Brown on 23-06-16

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Homecoming and Other Stories

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy, Sean Campion, Joanna Myers, and others
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In 'Homecoming', read by Sean Campion, the Brennans run Quentin's restaurant in Dublin for the owner, who lives abroad. But what will happen when he suddenly pays a visit? 'Telling Stories', read by Joanna Myers, sees Irene's fiancé turning up the night before the wedding with a face as white as the dress that is to be worn the next day. Then trouble starts....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fabulous

    • By Lilian o'Doherty on 02-07-16

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Patricia Hodge is Mattie, A Liberated Woman

    • By: Juliet Ace
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Patricia Hodge stars as Mattie in Juliet Ace’s four linked dramas, written especially for Patricia’s voice, in which Mattie reflects on her life as a naval wife, an actress and as a mother and daughter. In these funny and beautifully observed performances we come to meet Mattie as she shares her hard-earned understanding of her life, in all its intimacy.Episodes are:

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Cloning of Joanna May

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
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    A novel about split personality, about the components of the self and genetic engineering. It tells the fate of Joanna May, who at the age of 60 discovers that she has been cloned and there are in fact four other versions of herself in existence.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Splitting

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    How many women can you fit into one body? A novel of split personalities. A marriage, its breakdown, and a perforated heroine: one woman, many faces, many personalities, and more emerging: a crumbling house, and the rooms of that house (which in our dreams are aspects of the self). Any more traumas and it’s all over! Sir Edwin Rice has decided to divorce Lady Angelica, ex-rock star. She has behaved intolerably. He petitions the Court to set him free. Angelica fights back.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Affliction

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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    Annette and Spicer make a perfect pair. But on this, the first day of the rest of their blissful lives, Spicer fails to kiss Annette goodbye, as he leaves for the office. The years of marriage shift and change: the rock of Annette's marriage may be sand.

    Regular price: £6.99