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  1. The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List
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  2. Once Upon a Crime Once Upon a Crime
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  3. The Good Bear The Good Bear
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  4. DK Life Stories Black History Month DK Life Stories Black History Month
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  5. The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
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  6. A Boy Called Christmas A Boy Called Christmas
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  7. Christmas Stories & Poems Christmas Stories & Poems
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  8. Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body
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  9. The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale
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  10. Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories
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The Young H.G. Wells: Changing the World

The Young H.G. Wells: Changing the World

Author: Claire Tomalin Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: 01/11/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. A fascinating journey into the life of H.G. Wells, from one of Britain's best biographers. How did the first forty years of H. G. Wells' life shape the father of science fiction? From his impoverished childhood in a working-class English family, to his determination to educate himself at any cost, to the serious ill health that dominated his twenties and thirties, his complicated marriages, and love affair with socialism, the first forty years of H. G. Wells' extraordinary life would set him on a path to become one of the world's most influential writers. The sudden success of The Time Machine and The War of The Worlds transformed his life and catapulted him to international fame; he became the writer who most inspired Orwell and countless others, and predicted men walking on the moon seventy years before it happened. In this remarkable, empathetic biography, Claire Tomalin paints a fascinating portrait of a man like no other, driven by curiosity and desiring reform, a socialist and a futurist whose new and imaginative worlds continue to inspire today. 'The finest of biographers' Hilary Mantel 'A most intelligent and sympathetic biographer' Daily Telegraph 'One of the best biographers of her generation' Guardian © Claire Tomalin 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918–1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust

In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918–1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust

Author: Jeffrey Veidlinger Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: 01/11/2021

In riveting prose, In the Midst of Civilized Europe repositions the pogroms as a defining moment of the twentieth century. Between 1918 and 1921, over a hundred thousand Jews were murdered in Ukraine and Poland by peasants, townsmen, and soldiers who blamed the Jews for the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. In hundreds of separate incidents, ordinary people robbed their Jewish neighbors with impunity, burned down their houses, ripped apart their Torah scrolls, sexually assaulted them, and killed them. Largely forgotten today, these pogroms – ethnic riots – dominated headlines and international affairs in their time. Aid workers warned that six million Jews were in danger of complete extermination. Twenty years later, these dire predictions would come true. Drawing upon long-neglected archival materials, including thousands of newly discovered witness testimonies, trial records, and official orders, acclaimed historian Jeffrey Veidlinger shows for the first time how this wave of genocidal violence created the conditions for the Holocaust. Through stories of survivors, perpetrators, aid workers, and governmental officials, he explains how so many different groups of people came to the same conclusion: that killing Jews was an acceptable response to their various problems.

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The Soaring Life of the Lark

The Soaring Life of the Lark

Author: John Lewis-Stempel Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: 01/10/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. 'How to describe the ecstatic song of larks? How the writers and poets have tried...' Skylarks are the heralds of our countryside. Their music is the quintessential sound of spring. The spirit of English pastoralism, they inspire poets, composers and farmers alike. In the trenches of World War I they were a reminder of the chattering meadows of home. Perhaps you were up with the lark, or as happy as one. History has seen us poeticise and musicise the bird, but also capture and eat them. We watch as they climb the sky, delight in their joyful singing, and yet we harm them too. The Soaring life of the Lark explores the music and poetry; the breath-taking heights and struggle to survive of one of Britain's most iconic songbirds. © John Lewis-Stempel 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Chateau

The Chateau

THE TOP TWENTY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A brilliant new story-teller has arrived’ ERIN KELLY ‘A read-in-one-sitting thriller’ LUCY CLARKE ‘Chilling, devious’ JANICE HALLETT ‘Glorious escapism with a murderous twist’ TAMMY COHEN They thought it was perfect. They were wrong… A glamorous chateau Aura and Nick don’t talk about what happened in England. They’ve bought a chateau in France to make a fresh start, and their kids need them to stay together – whatever it costs. A couple on the brink The expat community is welcoming, but when a neighbour is murdered at a lavish party, Aura and Nick don’t know who to trust. A secret that is bound to come out… Someone knows exactly why they really came to the chateau. And someone is going to give them what they deserve. The Sunday Times bestseller is back with a rollercoaster read, perfect for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware. ‘A read-in-one-sitting thriller’ LUCY CLARKE, author of THE CASTAWAYS ‘Chilling, devious’ JANICE HALLETT, author of THE APPEAL ‘The definition of unputdownable’ SINEAD CROWLEY ‘Hot on the heels of her debut thriller, Cooper has crafted yet another gripping page-turner that kept me second guessing myself until the very end’ Karin Nordin Praise for Catherine Cooper: ‘Pure adrenaline’ Erin Kelly ‘Agatha Christie with glamour’ Sunday Times Style ‘Intense and claustrophobic’ Heat The Chalet was a Sunday Times No.5 bestseller for w/e 28/11/20

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Yorkshire Ripper - The Secret Murders: The True Story of Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe's Reign of Te

Yorkshire Ripper - The Secret Murders: The True Story of Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe's Reign of Te

Author: Chris Clark, Tim Tate Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: 01/08/2021

Published for the 30th anniversary of the arrest of Peter Sutcliffe, aka The Yorkshire Ripper. The Yorkshire Rippers' reign of terror is well known, but many remain unaware of the full truth behind the brutal attacks that shocked the nation many years ago. Countless crucial details of murder, manipulation and miscarriages of justice have been hidden from the public, and the true extent of the Ripper's crimes still remains hidden to this day. This book exposes the twist in the tale of the most notorious British serial killer of the last hundred years.

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Woodston: The Biography of An English Farm – The Sunday Times Bestseller

Woodston: The Biography of An English Farm – The Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: John Lewis-Stempel Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: 01/07/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. In the beginning was the earth... From the Paleozoic volcanoes that stained its soil, to the Saxons who occupied it, to the Tudors who traded its wool, to the Land Girls of wartime, John Lewis-Stempel charts a sweeping, lyrical history of Woodston: the quintessential English farm. With his combined skills of farmer and historian, Lewis-Stempel digs deep into written records, the memories of relatives, and the landscape itself to celebrate the farmland his family have been bound to for millennia. Through Woodston's life, we feel the joyful arrival of oxen ploughing; we see pigs rootling in the medieval apple orchard; and take in the sharp, drowsy fragrance of hops on Edwardian air. He draws upon his wealth of historical knowledge and his innate sense of place to create a passionate, fascinating biography of farming in England. Woodston not only reminds us of the rural riches buried beneath our feet but of our shared roots that tie us to the land. © John Lewis-Stempel 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Jungle: How Tropical Forests Shaped the World – and Us

Jungle: How Tropical Forests Shaped the World – and Us

Author: Patrick Roberts Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: 01/07/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Jungle tells the remarkable story of the world's tropical forests, from the arrival of the first plants millions of years ago to the role of tropical forests in the evolution of the world's atmosphere, the dinosaurs, the first mammals and even our own species and ancestors. Highlighting provocative new evidence garnered from cutting-edge research, Dr Roberts shows, for example, that our view of humans as 'savannah specialists' is wildly wrong, and that the 'Anthropocene' began not with the Industrial Revolution, but potentially as early as 6,000 years ago in the tropics. We see that the relationship between humankind and 'jungles' is deep-rooted, that we are all connected to their destruction, and that we must all act to save them. Urgent, clear-sighted and original, Jungle challenges the way we think about the world - and ourselves. © Patrick Roberts 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Republic

The Republic

Author: Plato Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: 01/07/2021

In The Republic Socrates is asked the question 'What is justice?' And in order to answer it, he draws a long and detailed analogy between the individual and the city. Plato's work forms the foundation of Western philosophy and covers a wide range of topics including political theory and ethics, with extended digressions into artistic and literary criticism, the theory and practice of education as well as epistemology and metaphysics. Deploying straightforward language and metaphors drawn from everyday life, The Republic contains many key ideas including the theory of forms and the concept of the philosopher-king.

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the sea is not made of water: Life Between the Tides

the sea is not made of water: Life Between the Tides

Author: Adam Nicolson Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: 01/06/2021

'A remarkable and powerful book, the rarest of things ... Nicolson is unique as a writer ... I loved it' EDMUND DE WAAL 'Miraculous ... An utterly fascinating glimpse of a watery world we only thought we knew' PHILIP HOARE Few places are as familiar as the shore - and few as full of mystery and surprise. How do sandhoppers inherit an inbuilt compass from their parents? How do crabs understand the tides? How can the death of one winkle guarantee the lives of its companions? What does a prawn know? In The Sea is Not Made of Water, Adam Nicolson explores the natural wonders of the intertidal and our long human relationship with it. The physics of the seas, the biology of anemone and limpet, the long history of the earth, and the stories we tell of those who have lived here: all interconnect in this zone where the philosopher, scientist and poet can meet and find meaning. In this blend of fascinating, surprising ecology and luminous human history, Adam Nicolson gives an invitation to the shoreline. Anyone who chooses can look beyond their own reflection and find the marvellous there, waiting an inch beneath their nose.

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The Twisted Wire: Espionage and Murder in the Middle East

The Twisted Wire: Espionage and Murder in the Middle East

Author: Richard Falkirk Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: 01/06/2021

The 1970s Middle East conflict is the setting for this high-octane thriller by the author of The Chill Factor. A crossed telephone wire causes a call from the President of the United States to his Ambassador in London to be overheard by geologist Tom Bartlett. Tom, preoccupied with thoughts of the conference he is to attend in Israel, puts the incident from his mind, unaware that he might not have been the only person listening in... He has not been in Tel Aviv a day, however, before the first attempt is made on his life. As Arab, Israeli, Russian and American agents begin to converge on him, it's clear that someone wants Tom's briefcase - and will stop at nothing to obtain it. The Twisted Wire, first published in 1971, is set at the height of the Middle East conflict, combining politics, espionage and murder into a compelling fast-moving adventure.

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The Communist Manifesto: with an introduction by Yanis Varoufakis

The Communist Manifesto: with an introduction by Yanis Varoufakis

Author: Karl Marx Narrator: Leighton Pugh, Yanis Varoufakis Release Date: 01/04/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The Communist Manifesto is a timeless classic providing intelligent insight into socialism, communism and today's group identity politics. This edition includes a new introduction by the economist and bestselling author of Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis. The Communist Manifesto was first published in London in 1848, by two young men in their late twenties. Its impact reverberated across the globe and throughout the next century, and it has come to be recognised as one of the most important political texts ever written. Maintaining that the history of all societies is a history of class struggle, the manifesto proclaims that communism is the only route to equality, and is a call to action aimed at the proletariat. It is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand our modern political landscape. © Yanis Varoufakis 2018 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Royal Secret

The Royal Secret

Author: Andrew Taylor Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: 01/04/2021

From the No.1 bestselling author of The Last Protector and The Ashes of London comes the next book in the phenomenally successful series following James Marwood and Cat Lovett during the time of King Charles II. Two young girls plot a murder by witchcraft. Soon afterwards a government clerk dies painfully in mysterious circumstances. His colleague James Marwood is asked to investigate – but the task brings unexpected dangers.   Meanwhile, architect Cat Hakesby is working for a merchant who lives on Slaughter Street, where the air smells of blood and a captive Barbary lion prowls the stables. Then a prestigious new commission arrives. Cat must design a Poultry House for the woman that the King loves most in all the world.   Unbeknownst to all, at the heart of this lies a royal secret so explosive that it could not only rip apart England but change the entire face of Europe…

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