Set during a year that begins with France's fall to the Nazis in June 1940 and ends with Germany turning its attention to Russia, this work falls into two parts. The first part is a depiction of a group of Parisians as they flee the Nazi invasion; and the second follows the inhabitants of a rural community under occupation.
14 CDs, running time 16 hours 26 mins approx, read by Martin Jarvis.
Exclusive author interview with Paul Blezard. 'Elegant investigation...with a brilliant denouement' Observer
Begins on the eve of Paula's forty-ninth birthday. She hasn't had a drink for four months and five days. Her youngest children, Jack and Leanne, are still living with her. They're grand kids, but she worries about Leanne. Paula still works as a cleaner, but all the others doing the job now seem to come from Eastern Europe.
Go 'Grrrr . . .' with the Gruffalo, sing along with the Smartest Giant, help Monkey search for his mum and see if the little old lady can make some room in her house! The Gruffalo and Other Stories CD is brilliantly performed by well-known actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, as well as by the author herself, Julia Donaldson. Each story also has a song and sound effects, with a total CD running time of an hour. Perfect for listening to at home or to brighten up a car journey with the much-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Stories: A Squash and a Squeeze Monkey Puzzle The Gruffalo The Smartest Giant in Town
Will is 12 years old and he has just killed a man - he is on his own, determined to discover the truth about his father's appearance. On the run, he steps through a window into another world, the mysterious Cittagazze.
The thrilling new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal number 1 bestselling Fifty Shades trilogy London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he's never had to work and he's rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family's noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It's a role he's not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.
But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who's recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she's an alluring mystery, and Maxim's longing for her deepens into a passion that he's never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he's been hiding secrets of his own?
From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.
This CD uses rhyming text to tell toddlers about a mouse who took a stroll in the deep, dark wood. To scare off his enemies, the mouse invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. So imagine his surprise when he meets the REAL Grufallo.
The new bestseller from Antonia Fraser
For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around the woman's throat. The body crumpled. The other train sped off.
A stand-alone sequel to the
A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us.
His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know. How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out?
On his travels through time and space, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
The youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, Amy is born in the Marshalsea prison. She is befriended by Arthur Clennam, whose mother employs 'Little Dorrit' as a seamstress. Then, following the discovery of a large and unexpected inheritance, the fortunes of the Dorrits undergo an extreme change and the family moves to Italy.
B>DCI Vera Stanhope returns in the ninth novel in Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves' enduringly popular series/b>.Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera Stanhope's only thought is to get there quickly.But with the snow driving down heavily, she becomes disorientated and loses her way. Ploughing on, she sees a car slewed off the road ahead of her. With the driver's door open, Vera assumes the driver has sought shelter but when she inspects the car she is shocked to find a young toddler strapped in the back seat.Afraid they will freeze, Vera takes the child and drives on, arriving at Brockburn, a run-down stately home she immediately recognizes as the house her father Hector grew up in.Inside Brockburn a party is in full swing, with music and laughter to herald the coming Christmas. But outside in the snow, a young woman lies dead and Vera knows immediately she has a new case. Could this woman be the child's mother, and if so, what happened to her?A classic country house mystery with a contemporary twist, Ann Cleeves returns with a brilliant new Vera novel to savour.
The first code-breaking thriller by the author of "The Da Vinci Code".
On a flight from Le Bourget to Croydon, on which Hercule Poirot is an apprehensive passenger, a woman is found dead. A doctor on board is inclined to put it down to a wasp-sting, but Poirot suspects that a poisoned dart is the real cause.
Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes is a beautiful treasury of songs that every young child should own. It contains over 100 rhymes, each one beautifully sung. A gorgeous complete collection, this is ideal for parents to pass on the rhymes they knew themselves as a child. Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes includes: Mary Had A Little Lamb Baa Baa Black Sheep Ride A Cockhorse Hickory Dickery Dock Ding Dong Bell Three Blind Mice Hey Diddle Diddle The Owl And The Pussycat Little Bow Peep Pussycat Pussycat Little Tommy Tittle Mouse As I Was Going To St Ives Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Two Little Dickie Birds Bow Bow Wow Hark, Hark The Dogs Do Bark Hickety Pickety My Black Hen Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone Lion And The Unicorn A Frog He Would Wooing Go Goosey Goosey Gander The North Wind Doth Blow Three Little Kittens Tom, Tom The Piper's Son To Market, To Market To Buy A Fat Pig Ladybird, Ladybird Horsey, Horsey Story Rhymes - Rubadub Dub Old King Cole Georgie Porgie Polly Put The Kettle On There Was An Old Woman Who Live In The Shoe See Saw Marjorie Door Bobby Shafto Jack And Jill Frere Jacques Humpty Dumpty There Was Ac Rooked Man The Grand Old Duke Of York Lavender's Blue Roses Are Red Little Miss Muffet Old Mother Hubbard Elsie Marley I Don't Like Thee, Doctor Fell Doctor Foster Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater Little Polly Finders Peter Piper Solomon Grundy Tweedle Dum And Tweedle Dee Tinker Tailor Tom, He Was A Piper's Son There Was An Old Women Tossed Up In Basket Sing A Song Of Sixpence Curly Locks Curly Locks Hector Protector Betty Botta Bought Some Butter There Was A Little Girl And She Had A Little Curl Mary Had A Pretty Bird Monday's Child Bye Baby Bunting What Are Little Boys Made Of What Are Little Girls Made Of Little Boy Blue Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick Simple Simon Aiken And Drum Cobbler, Cobbler Mend My Shoe Mary Mary Miss Polly Had A Dolly Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Incy Wincy Spider Head Shoulders Knees And Toes One Finger One Thumb The Wheels On The Bus Ring A Ring O' Roses Round And Round The Garden One Potato, Two Potato Here Is The Church, Here Is The Steeple Oranges And Lemons This Is The Way The Ladies Ride Row, Row, Row Your Boat Old Mcdonald Had A Farm Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush This Little Piggy Little Jack Horner Pat A Cake Pat A Cake If All The World Were Paper Jack Sprat Could Eat No Fat Dance To Your Daddy The Queen Of Hearts I Had A Little Tree Hot Cross Buns Pea Porridge Hot Half A Pound Of Tuppenny Rice Oh Have You Seen The Muffin Man Oats And Beans And Barley Grown Little Tommy Tucker Five Little Ducks Five Little Pussy Cats Sitting In A Row One, Two, Three, Four Thirty Days Have September Five Current Buns In A Baker's Shop One, Two, Buckle My Shoe This Old Man There Were Ten In A Bed Ten Green Bottles One, Two, Three, Four, Five Five Little Peas In A Pea Pod Pressed Five Fat Sausages Sizzling In A Pan One For Sorrow One Man Went To Man How Many Miles To Babylon Twinkle Twinkle Little Star I See The Moon Star Light Star Bright Sleepy Time Has Come For My Baby Sleep Baby Sleep Lullaby and Goodnight Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes Hush A Bye Baby Diddle Diddle Dumpling Girls and Boys Come Out To Play Wee Willy Winky Rock-a-Bye Baby Your Cradle Is Green Niddle Dee Noddle Dee How Many Miles To Baby Land Up The Wooden Hill Come To The Window My Baby With Me A Candle A Candle The Man In The Moon Goodnight Sleep Tight In Winter I Get Up At Night
A classic collection for the first time available on CD, read by Andrew Sachs and Geraldine McEwan.
Newly repackaged audio editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series, read by Stephen Fry containing 8 CDs with a total running time of 9 hours and 40 minutes. With irresistible jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers.
Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone ... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.