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  1. The Tindims and the Floating Moon The Tindims and the Floating Moon
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  2. Wind in the Willows Wind in the Willows
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  3. Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants
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  4. You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be
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  5. Fearless Fairy Tales: Fairy tales vibrantly updated for the 21st century by Blue Peter legend Konnie Fearless Fairy Tales: Fairy tales vibrantly updated for the 21st century by Blue Peter legend Konnie
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  6. 100 Events That Made History: Memorable Moments That Shaped the Modern World 100 Events That Made History: Memorable Moments That Shaped the Modern World
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  7. The Explorer The Explorer
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  8. The Boy Who Made the World Disappear The Boy Who Made the World Disappear
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  9. Booked Booked
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  10. The Crossing The Crossing
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le domaine de Belmont

le domaine de Belmont

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Emmanuelle Lemée Release Date: 01/01/2021

Clara Amedroz, toujours célibataire à 25 ans, est la seule fille du vieux châtelain de Belton Castle (Somersetshire). Ce dernier a dilapidé sa fortune pour assouvir les extravagances de son fils, qui vient de se suicider, de sorte que le domaine doit revenir à son cousin par alliance Will Belton. Aimable et généreux, quoique rustaud, celui-ci offre d'épouser Clara. Sensible à ses qualités, elle ne s'en croit pas moins éprise du très courtois mais fuyant capitaine Frederic Aylmer, membre du Parlement, auprès duquel Will fait pâle figure.

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Is He Popenjoy?

Is He Popenjoy?

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Nigel Patterson Release Date: 01/12/2020

Originally published in 1878, Is He Popenjoy? is a delightful comic novel written late in the career of author Anthony Trollope. The plot revolves around the themes of property and inheritance, as the relatives of the Marquis of Brotherton question the legitimacy of a foreign-born heir to the family estate. Lord George Germain, as the younger brother of the marquis, can neither inherit the family title nor enjoy the income from the estate. He occupies the ancestral home, Manor Cross, only by grudging permission of his elder brother, who lives abroad. But he does find happiness in his marriage to Mary Lovelace, the sweet-natured young daughter of the Dean of Brotherton, who brings a family legacy that provides an immediate solution to his financial problems. Lord George's new-found contentment is thrown into turmoil, however, when the marquis announces that he is returning to England, having married an Italian widow who has borne him a son-Lord Popenjoy, as the heir to the title is traditionally known. Lord George, his wife, his mother and sisters, must therefore leave the house to make way for his brother. On his return, the marquis shows himself to be a despicable bully who treats his family and all around him with supercilious condescension. But Mary's father, the Dean, suspects that the marquis' son may not be a legitimate heir-that Popenjoy may in fact not be Popenjoy-and determines to make enquiries as to the validity of the marquis' marriage and his son's claim to the title. The story is full of entertaining characters and twists and turns, including love affairs, jealousy, and the rights of women-all told with Trollope's liberal satire and entertaining wit.

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The British Short Story - Volume 3 - Anthony Trollope to Hesba Stratton

The British Short Story - Volume 3 - Anthony Trollope to Hesba Stratton

Author: Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, Hesba Stratton Narrator: Eve Karpf, Ghizela Rowe Release Date: 01/10/2020

These British Isles, moored across from mainland Europe, are more often seen as a world unto themselves. Restless and creative, they often warred amongst themselves until they began a global push to forge a World Empire of territory, of trade and of language.Here our ambitions are only of the literary kind. These shores have mustered many masters of literature. So this anthology's boundaries includes only those authors who were born in the British Isles - which as a geographical definition is the UK mainland and the island of Ireland - and wrote in a familiar form of English.Whilst Daniel Defoe is the normal starting point we begin a little earlier with Aphra Behn, an equally colourful character as well as an astonishing playwright and poet. And this is how we begin to differentiate our offering; both in scope, in breadth and in depth. These islands have raised and nurtured female authors of the highest order and rank and more often than not they have been sidelined or ignored in favour of that other gender which usually gets the plaudits and the royalties.Way back when it was almost immoral that a woman should write. A few pages of verse might be tolerated but anything else brought ridicule and shame. That seems unfathomable now but centuries ago women really were chattel, with marriage being, as the Victorian author Charlotte Smith boldly stated 'legal prostitution'. Some of course did find a way through - Jane Austen, the Brontes and Virginia Woolf but for many others only by changing their names to that of men was it possible to get their book to publication and into a readers hands. Here we include George Eliot and other examples.We add further depth with many stories by authors who were famed and fawned over in their day. Some wrote only a hidden gem or two before succumbing to poverty and death. There was no second career as a game show guest, reality TV contestant or youtuber. They remain almost forgotten outposts of talent who never prospered despite devoted hours of pen and brain.Keeping to a chronological order helps us to highlight how authors through the ages played around with characters and narrative to achieve distinctive results across many scenarios, many styles and many genres. The short story became a sort of literary laboratory, an early disruptor, of how to present and how to appeal to a growing audience as a reflection of social and societal changes. Was this bound to happen or did a growing population that could read begin to influence rather than just accept?Moving through the centuries we gather a groundswell of authors as we hit the Victorian Age - an age of physical mass communication albeit only on an actual printed page. An audience was offered a multitude of forms: novels (both whole and in serialised form) essays, short stories, poems all in weekly, monthly and quarterly form. Many of these periodicals were founded or edited by literary behemoths from Dickens and Thackeray through to Jerome K Jerome and, even some female editors including Ethel Colburn Mayne, Alice Meynell and Ella D'Arcy.Now authors began to offer a wider, more diverse choice from social activism and justice - and injustice to cutting stories of manners and principles. From many forms of comedy to mental meltdowns, from science fiction to unrequited heartache. If you can imagine it an author probably wrote it. At the end of the 19th Century bestseller lists and then prizes, such as the Nobel and Pulitzer, helped focus an audience's attention to a books literary merit and sales worth. Previously coffeehouses, Imperial trade, unscrupulous overseas printers ignoring copyright restrictions, publishers with their book lists as an appendix and the gossip and interchange of polite society had been the main avenues to secure sales and profits.

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Doctor Thorne

Doctor Thorne

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Nicholas Clifford Release Date: 01/09/2020

'Doctor Thorne' is the third of Trollope's Barsetshire novels and unlike some of the others has little to do with politics and religion. The plot revolves around Mary Thorne, an illegitimate child who has been lovingly raised by her uncle, a country doctor, and who, as she comes of age, finds herself wondering whether she is a lady, or to which social class she truly belongs. Frank Gresham, son of the squire of Greshamsbury, is in love with her (much against the wishes of his noble de Courcy relatives at the Castle), but she dismisses his affection at first as mere puppy love, thereby setting the scene for a series of entanglements, both social, romantic, and financial. One critic has remarked that in 'Doctor Thorne,' Trollope succeeds in one of the most difficult tasks an author of fiction can face: how to make genuinely good people genuinely interesting, so that they engage not only the sympathies but also the interest of the reader.

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Christmas at Thompson Hall: A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale

Christmas at Thompson Hall: A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Arnold Banner Release Date: 01/08/2020

Christmas is approaching and it is time for Mr. and Mrs. Brown to leave their Paris hotel and return to the roaring fireplaces of Thompson Hall. Unfortunately, Mr. Brown is taken ill, but nothing will dissuade Mrs. Brown from going home. With efficient, tongue-in-cheek humour, Trollope tells of a nighttime encounter between estranged relatives, resulting in minor injuries and embarrassment.

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Ayala's Angel

Ayala's Angel

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Tabi That Release Date: 01/08/2020

Lucy and Ayala Dormer are left penniless by the death of their parents. Ayala is taken in by their rich aunt Lady Tringle and Lucy by their poor uncle Mr Dosett. The girls find it hard to get used to their new surroundings. Lucy becomes engaged to one of her father's artist friends but they are too poor to marry. Three different men fall in love with Ayala but none live up to her ideal of the perfect man. Will Lucy be able to marry her sweetheart? And will Ayala find the 'Angel of Light' she has been looking for?

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The Warden

The Warden

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Jessica Louise Release Date: 01/08/2020

'The Warden' is the first novel in 'The Chronicles of Barsetshire' series and was also Trollope’s first breakthrough novel. It is the story of a devoted priest, beloved by all who know him, and who is racked by fear that he is accepting money to which he is not entitled. His antagonist is his prospective son-in-law John Bol, whilst his (somewhat unwelcome) ally is the characterful Archdeacon of Barchester, Dr. Theophilus Grantly. Based on real events that rocked the mid-nineteenth century and the Church of England, Trollope uses these historical events as a background to explore love, relationships, and morality.

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An Editor's Tales

An Editor's Tales

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Arnold Banner Release Date: 01/08/2020

'An Editor's Tales' describes a series of encounters between various magazine editors and those who wish to have their works published. While containing some amusing bits, the tales are relatively grim compared to most Trollope stories. In 'The Turkish Bath', an editor, upon visiting a Turkish bath, is accosted by an Irish stranger, who, after some conversation, requests to submit a manuscript to the magazine. The editor's reactions to the solicitation and subsequent familiarity with the writer's circumstances forms the frame of the story. Humor arises about the Turkish bath situation and the reluctance of editors to make themselves available to amateur writers. 'Mary Gresley' is the rather sad tale of a young girl's giving up her writing career to satisfy the deathbed wish of the curate she was engaged to. The editor in this tale (and also in the next) becomes rather involved emotionally with the girl and wishes her to continue writing. 'Josephine de Montmorenci' is actually the proposed pen name of a disabled young lady, who only becomes acquainted with the editor because her attractive sister-in law-initially pretends to be that author. 'The Panjandrum' (meaning 'appearing to be important') is a magazine proposed by a group of literate but incompatible, inexperienced, would-be writers. The clash of personalities brings about the demise of the venture. 'The Spotted Dog' is the story of a writer down on his luck. He and his wife drink excessively. He's well educated and the editor offers him the task of indexing the work of a third person, but his drunken wife destroys the manuscript. 'Mrs. Brumby' is the most amusing of the tales. In this one the editor encounters a poor writer who is, unfortunately for him, also a remarkably aggressive and ambitious woman.

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The Pallisers: A full-cast BBC radio dramatisation

The Pallisers: A full-cast BBC radio dramatisation

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Edward Macliam, Jessica Raine, Melody Grove, Tim Mcmullan Release Date: 01/04/2020

A BBC radio adaptation of the celebrated novels about high life and low politics in Victorian England ‘Beautifully acted and presented at a gallop … one of the most entertainingly vivid radio dramas I have listened to all year’ The Telegraph In this lively, radical reworking of Anthony Trollope’s famous ‘Palliser’ series, we are invited into the world of our omniscient narrator, Lady Glencora, as she introduces us to her social circle and takes us on a whirlwind tour through two decades of scandal, scheming, ambition and political powerbroking. Cora’s story starts in the 1860s, when she is just nineteen, and married to the older, conscientious politician Plantagenet Palliser. Bored and unhappy, she pines for her ex-fiancé, the wastrel Burgo Fitzgerald. However, motherhood and maturity put an end to her youthful dreams – and as her husband’s career takes off, she settles for becoming the power behind the throne. But she cannot control her children’s futures, however much she tries to guide and protect them. Nor can Cora shape her friends’ lives. Clever, politics-obsessed heiress Violet Standish, denied the opportunity to be a Member of Parliament, aspires to marry one instead – will her chosen husband listen to her advice? Newly-elected MP Phineas Finn sets his sights on a Cabinet post – but could his strict principles and weakness for the fairer sex count against him? And wealthy Bohemian widow Marie Goesler is determined to be accepted into the higher echelons of society – might a match with the elderly Duke of Omnium provide the prestige she seeks? From her unique vantage point, Cora watches her nearest and dearest take fateful decisions, make rash mistakes – and even get away with murder, as they struggle to win power and find love... This bold, pacy adaptation of Trollope’s ‘Palliser’ series stars Jessica Raine as Cora, Tim McMullan as Plantagenet, Edward MacLiam as Phineas and Melody Grove as Marie. Written by Anthony Trollope Dramatised by Mike Harris and Sharon Oakes Directed by Gary Brown and Emma Harding Produced by Gary Brown Cast Cora – Jessica Raine Plantagenet – Tim McMullan Phineas Finn – Edward MacLiam Burgo – Blake Ritson Violet/Servant – Scarlett Courtney Marie Goesler – Melody Grove Kennedy/Slide/Duke/Orlando Drought/Mr Boncasson – Neil McCaul Bonce/Grimes/Sailor/Servant/Popplecourt – Greg Jones Commons Speaker/Judge – Hamilton Berstock Mary Flood – Sinead MacInnes Finn's mother – Heather Craney Servant/Policeman/Usher/Johnson/Nidderdale – Ikky Elyas Bonteen/ Sir Gregory – Eugene O’Hare Lowe – Jonathan Keeble Fawn – Lloyd Peters Lopez – Mark Arends Emily Drought – Lucy Reynolds Spurgeon – Clive Hayward Mary – Laura Christy Silverbridge – Will Kirk Lady Mabel – Anneika Rose Tregear – Prasanna Puwanarajah Isabel – Julianna Jennings Mrs Boncasson – Jessica Turner Tifto – Sam Dale First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 10 November 2019-8 March 2020

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Father Giles of Ballymoy

Father Giles of Ballymoy

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Nigel Lambert Release Date: 01/01/2020

Born in London on 24th April 1815 Anthony Trollope is considered a giant of English literature. His early schooling was at Harrow and Sunbury. Here was often bullied due to the family’s reduced financial means. His bad tempered father seemed to be full of energy but unable to execute any idea into a regular income. In 1834 Trollope moved with his family to Bruges in Belgium to escape the debt collectors pursuing his father. With an offer of work for the General Post Office he returned to London later that same year. The next 7 years were, by his own account, unproductive and miserable. However, in 1841 a chance to move to Ireland for the GPO availed itself and he took it. During his long travels around Ireland he now began to write extensively often setting himself a schedule about how many words to write in a day. In 1851 he was sent to England to organise rural delivery in part of the country. In this period he began to nurture the first of the six Barsetshire novels “The Warden’ which was published in 1855. In his prolific career he wrote 47 novels as well as many short stories and travel books. On December 6th, 1882 he died in London and is buried at Kensal Green Cemetery in London.

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Malachi's Cove

Malachi's Cove

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Eve Karpf, Ghizela Rowe Release Date: 01/01/2020

Born in London on 24th April 1815 Anthony Trollope is considered a giant of English literature. His early schooling was at Harrow and Sunbury. Here was often bullied due to the family’s reduced financial means. His bad tempered father seemed to be full of energy but unable to execute any idea into a regular income. In 1834 Trollope moved with his family to Bruges in Belgium to escape the debt collectors pursuing his father. With an offer of work for the General Post Office he returned to London later that same year. The next 7 years were, by his own account, unproductive and miserable. However, in 1841 a chance to move to Ireland for the GPO availed itself and he took it. During his long travels around Ireland he now began to write extensively often setting himself a schedule about how many words to write in a day. In 1851 he was sent to England to organise rural delivery in part of the country. In this period he began to nurture the first of the six Barsetshire novels “The Warden’ which was published in 1855. In his prolific career he wrote 47 novels as well as many short stories and travel books. On December 6th, 1882 he died in London and is buried at Kensal Green Cemetery in London.

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The Duke's Children

The Duke's Children

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: David Shaw-Parker Release Date: 01/07/2019

Bereft of his beloved wife Glencora and his role as Prime Minister, Plantagenet Palliser enters the realm of family politics as he struggles to guide and connect with his three wayward children. Lord Silverbridge, the Duke's first born and natural inheritor, expelled from Oxford, a gambler at the racetrack and an elected Conservative, further troubles his father when he becomes engaged to Isabel Boncassen, a vibrant and witty American heiress of low social status. Lady Mary, his daughter, falls in love with a penniless young gentleman named Frank Treager, while his second son, Gerald, displays similar behaviour to his brother. The beleaguered Duke must set aside his pride and accept their desires in order to restore happiness and harmony in the Palliser home. The Duke's Children brings Trollope's Palliser saga to a satisfying conclusion, and is here presented in its entirety, with over 65,000 words restored from the original manuscript by Steven Amarnick, assisted by Robert Wiseman, with Susan Humphreys.

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