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    • SPQR

    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368

    Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and erudite

    • By Mr. D on 01-12-15
    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 19-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532 ratings

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Arabella

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Arabella, unabridged - just as requested.

    • By Maggie on 04-10-14

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Pompeii - The Life of a Roman Town

    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    Pompeii explodes a number of myths - among them, the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; and the death count, which was probably less than ten per cent of the population. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain’s leading classicist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Roman Life revealed

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-03-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • False Colours

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    The honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the Diplomatic Service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed that his identical twin, Evelyn, Earl of Denville, has disappeared without trace. Christopher, or Kit, the respectable brother, is forced into an outrageous masquerade by his wayward family's tangled affairs. But in the face of Evelyn's continued absence, even Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Romantic Comedy in Regency England

    • By Andrew John Rae on 21-10-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Village School

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Fairacre is a village of cottages, a church and the school - and, at the heart of the school, its head mistress Miss Read. Through her discerning eye, we meet the villagers of Fairacre and see their trials and tribulations, from the irascible school cleaner Mrs Pringle, to the young school children, with their scraped knees, hopeful faces and inevitable mischief.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Wrong Narrator

    • By Flint on 27-06-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Cotillion

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. His freakish plan is that his fortune will be his step-daughter's dowry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Witty, charming and wonderfully read.

    • By Bettym on 08-11-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Talisman Ring

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A much loved friend

    • By Stephanie on 04-11-08

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Venetia

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul mate, or is she playing with fire?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great read!

    • By Marjo on 02-06-14

    Regular price: £41.39

    • Picture Miss Seeton

    • A Miss Seeton Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Heron Carvic
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    When Miss Seeton walks out after a performance of Carmen and witnesses a real-life stabbing, all she can recall is a shadowy figure. But how could she have guessed that her latest artistic endeavor is a picture-perfect portrait of the killer? Her sketch puts her in a perilous position, for back at her recently inherited cottage in Plummergen village, she's fated to be a sitting duck...for murder most foul!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A warm & delightful mystery story

    • By Ms on 31-08-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Foundling

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    The shy young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware or Gilly for short has endured 24 years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and his valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wit and humour, but it does drag at times

    • By Maggie on 28-06-14

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Henry VIII: King and Court

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 25 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but also a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and absorbing biography

    • By Kirstine on 04-07-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • In My Mind's Eye

    • A Thought Diary
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This extraordinary audiobook is a collection of diary pieces that Jan Morris wrote for the Financial Times over the course of 2017. A former soldier and journalist, and one of the great chroniclers of the world for over half a century, she writes here in her characteristically intimate voice - funny, perceptive, wise, touching, wicked, scabrous, and above all, kind - about her thoughts on the world, and her own place in it as she turns 90. From cats to cars, travel to home, music to writing, it's a cornucopia of delights from a unique literary figure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderfully delightful book

    • By Mrs. Mary Y. Berry on 13-10-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A Civil Contract

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This one grows on you

    • By Stephanie on 28-02-09

    Regular price: £19.69

    • My Naughty Little Puppy: Rascal the Star & Rascal and the Wedding

    • By: Holly Webb
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In RASCAL THE STAR, Ellie is thrilled when her friend Lucy is picked to star in a TV commercial. The only problem is that the ad is for dog food and Lucy is terrified of dogs. Ellie and Rascal team up to help out - but whenever Rascal is about, trouble is never far behind... In RASCAL AND THE WEDDING, Auntie Gemma is getting married and Ellie is going to be a bridesmaid. She'd love for Rascal to to be part of her auntie's Big Day, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Naughty Little Puppy

    • By Clara on 01-06-16

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Miss Seeton Sings

    • A Miss Seeton Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Heron Carvic
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When a flood of perfectly faked banknotes hits the market, retired art teacher Miss Emily Seeton, the Yard's famed ‘MissEss', is chosen to investigate a respected Geneva bank. Somehow, the forger is also mixed up in the theft of valuable paintings, so it's ‘set an artist to catch an artist.' But Miss S. is new to air travel – surely the names Geneva and ‘Genova' must be the same place? Bamboozling both the crooks and the police who vainly try to keep tabs on her, innocently humming the fraudsters' musical password, she trips gaily along the dangerous trail. Serene amidst every kind of skullduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella!

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Stories

    • By: Jane Gardam
    • Narrated by: John Telfer, Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Throughout her career prize-winning novelist Jane Gardam has been writing glorious short stories, each one hallmarked with all the originality, poignancy, wry comedy, and narrative brilliance of her longer fiction. Passion and longing, metamorphosis and enchantment are Gardam's themes, and like a magician she plucks them from the quietest of corners: from Wimbledon gardens and cold churches, from London buses and industrial backstreets.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times

    • By: Sarah Bradford
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Phyllida Nash reads Sarah Bradford’s absorbing and authoritative portrait of the Queen’s life and sixty-year reign - complete and unabridged. The Queen’s story is our history: she was not born to be Queen but, a media star since the age of three, she has been the most famous woman in the world for all of our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent <br /><br /><br /><br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-02-16

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Witch Miss Seeton

    • By: Heron Carvic
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A sudden interest in the occult swept through the English village of Plummergen, with Ouija boards replacing the best china in many a cozy cottage. It might be quite the thing for maiden ladies and persnickity aunts, but it wasn't Miss Seeton's cup of tea...until Scotland Yard requested she go undercover to investigate some sinister shenanigans in the Kentish countryside. A flim-flam was afoot in the local witches' coven...and magic could be a prelude to murder most foul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fun and light hearted.

    • By jenny on 18-05-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

    • Words We Pinched from Other Languages
    • By: Chloe Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    If you’ve ever wanted to add a little savoir faire to your badinage, or chutzpah to your spiel, then fear not, help is at hand. A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi is an entertaining jaunt through the legions of words, from aficionado to zeitgeist, that we English-speakers have pilfered from across the globe. It includes fascinating derivations and witty examples, as well as all the stories of just how and why we absorbed such exotic imports.

    Regular price: £12.29

    • The Female Detective

    • By: Andrew Forrester
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mrs Gladden uses similar methods to her male counterparts - she enters scenes of crime incognito, tracking down killers while trying to conceal her own tracks and her identity from others. She does much physical detective work, examining scenes of crime, looking for clues and employing all manner of skill, subterfuge, observation and charm to achieve her ends. Characteristic of the casebooks of the time, Forrester's book features various cases narrated by Mrs Gladden, including murder, fraud and the sale of a baby.

    Regular price: £19.99

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