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'A twisted masterpiece' Guardian 1939: Adolf Hitler, fallen from power, seeks refuge in a London engulfed in the throes of a very British Fascism. Now eking a miserable living as a down-at-heels private eye and calling himself Wolf, he has no choice but to take on the case of a glamorous Jewish heiress whose sister went missing. It's a decision Wolf will very shortly regret. For in another time and place a man lies dreaming: Shomer, once a Yiddish pulp writer, who dreams lurid tales of revenge in the hell that is Auschwitz. Prescient, darkly funny and wholly original, the award-winning A Man Lies Dreaming is a modern fable for our time. 2021 Head of ZeusShow more
A full-cast dramatisation of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a passionate love affair which breaks all the rules of the restrictive high society of 1870s New York. In the exclusive world of upper-class New York, in which attendance at balls and dinner passes for occupation, Newland Archer anticipates his marriage to May Welland, a beautiful young girl from a suitable family 'who knows nothing and expects everything'. Into this well-ordered community May's cousin, the captivating and exotic Countess Olenska, arrives. She has returned from Europe after the collapse of her marriage and alternately enchants and outrages New York society with her cosmopolitan lifestyle. Newland is sympathetic to her escape from a loveless marriage, and as his sympathy deepens into love he not only gains insight into the brutality of society's treatment of women, but also discovers the real anguish of loving outside its rules. Dramatised by Jane Rogers, starring Andrew Wincott and Susanne Bertish.Show more
A car mechanic turned internationally acclaimed opera star, Alfie Boe has taken Broadway by storm, conquered the West End and has won the hearts of the nation. The first official bad boy of opera, this is the story of his life - the ups and the downs, from finding fame to losing his father - and of his love affair with music. A story not typical of most musical stars, Alfie's dreams of singing only became a reality when fate intervened in the form of a stranger: he was training as a car mechanic when a customer overheard him singing and told him about a London audition. Alfie tried out, got the part and has never looked back. Celebrated worldwide and lauded by Baz Luhrman and Cameron Mackintosh as the best tenor we've produced in a generation, for the first time, he will grant his millions of fans an intimate glimpse into the life of the man they adore.Show more
A complete visual guide to the universe. Take a look through the lens and discover the beauty and science of the magnificent world that is our night sky - and beyond. From the 150km- (93 mile-) -wide impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a swirling storm that started in the 1600s, learn all about the history of astronomy. Find out about astronomical phenomena and take a tour of the Solar System. This easy-to-follow audiobook also explains the science behind the wonders of the sky. Featuring no-nonsense advice on how to observe the skies using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, Astronomy is the perfect guide for keen amateur astronomers, as well as a great reference book for the whole family. Ian Ridpath is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and lecturer on astronomy, having previously worked at the University of London Observatory. A fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he is the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas, which is considered by many to be the amateur astronomer's bible. He has written or edited more than 40 books, including several standard guides to the night sky, and many articles on astronomy. © 2018 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
'Last night, eight-year old Ethan Reed was abducted at gunpoint from his home by an armed intruder.' Four years ago, Detective Inspector Harlan Miller killed someone. Now - divorced, alone, consumed by guilt - the world outside his prison walls holds little for him. Until an eight-year-old boy is abducted. Ethan Reed. The son of the man he killed. Frustrated by a police search that finds nothing, Ethan's mother appeals to the man she has reason to hate most in the world. She has one question to ask - beg - of Harlan Miller. Find her little boy. Do whatever it takes.Show more
He learnt a long time ago that nothing is as intoxicating as blood. But whether it's his or someone else's doesn't matter any more. There's a mysterious pain in every muscle of his body - and it's got so bad that he'll do anything to escape it.Up to now, it's been his secret. But it's hard to remain invisible when you leave a trail of destruction everywhere you go. So, when he comes to the attention of one of London's most infamous criminals, Leander decides to put his appetite for violence to the ultimate test.Let the villain win.Show more
The twelfth and final series of the hilarious BBC Radio 4 sitcom starring Sally Phillips as the social worker with a dedicated social conscience (unless it's inconvenient for her) 'The best comedy on radio' The Stage The Sony Award-winning comedy series returns for the last time, as we bid farewell to Clare and her ongoing struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare. These six episodes see her once again indulging her control freakery as she interferes in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. At the Sparrowhawk Family Centre, Clare's feeling the pressure - her clients are as awkward as ever, new student Cilla still needs her unique brand of mentoring, and Mrs Singh continues to be a thorn in her side. And back at home, there are problems and surprises in store. Can she finally crack work and family life, and get her rocky relationship with Brian back on track - or does fate have other ideas? After 15 years, 12 series and 74 episodes, it's crunch time for Clare... Sally Phillips stars as Clare, with Alex Lowe as Brian, Nina Conti as Nali, Gbemisola Ikumelo as Cilla and Nina Wadia as Mrs Singh. Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden Produced by Alexandra Smith Production Coordinator: Beverly Tagg Studio Managers: Jill Abram, Marc Willcox, Gary Newman First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 24 September 2019 Cast Clare.................................Sally Phillips Brian.................................Alex Lowe Ray.................................Richard Lumsden Simon.................................Andrew Wincott Libby.................................Sarah Kendall Joan.................................Sarah Thom Nali.................................Nina Conti Mrs Singh.................................Nina Wadia Cilla.................................Gbemisola Ikumelo With Rebecca Root, George Fouracres, Jenni Murray, Jenny Bede and Rosie Cavaliero Episode guide 1Heartbroken 24 September 2019 2 I Predict a Riot 1 October 2019 3Questions Questions 8 October 2019 4 Unlucky Louis 15 October 2019 5 Ray of Sunshine 22 October 2019 6Killing Clare 29 October 2019Show more
Using forbidden Marrangha magic and the three stolen vapours, the evil sorcerer Zharradan Marr has created a creature....but for what purpose?! "...exactly what you'd want a drama based on the Fighting Fantasy series to be... The tale nails the feel of the Fighting Fantasy series perfectly" - STARBURST MAGAZINEShow more
At twenty-five, West-End dancer, Ellie Wakefield should be having the time of her life. The only problem is, since waking up in a three-hundred-year-old vampire's leaky cellar, Ellie's been very much dead. William James Austen has fallen hard. He's spent the last year loving Ellie from afar and now he's finally able to be truthful about who and what he is. But this time, Will might just have bitten off more than he can chew.Show more
Adventurers are once again gathering in Fang to participate in Baron Sukumvit's 'Trial of Champions' and undertake 'The Walk' through Deathtrap Dungeon...but this year the prize has changed...and the stakes have never been higher! "...exactly what you'd want a drama based on the Fighting Fantasy series to be... The tale nails the feel of the Fighting Fantasy series perfectly" - STARBURST MAGAZINEShow more
Football manager Scott Manson needs a new job, but finding one in the star-studded world of international football isn't easy. A new position in Shanghai turns out to be part of an elaborate sting operation - and in Barcelona, he's not hired as a football manager, but as a detective. Barca's star player is missing, and Scott has a month to track him down. As Scott follows the trail from Paris to Antigua, he encounters the rotten heart of the beautiful game...Show more
2008. The California desert. A four-year-old boy disappears, plunging his parents into the public hell of a media witch-hunt. But the desert is inexplicable and miraculous, and the family's fate is bound up with that of all those who have travelled before them through this brutally powerful landscape.Show more
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