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A second wonderful collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis Richmal Crompton's stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.Show more
A stunning collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis 'There 's nothing to touch them ' - Independent on Sunday Richmal Crompton 's stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals. Martin Jarvis, who has been hailed as 'the wizard of the talking book' (The Daily Telegraph), has made the voice of William his own, and this collection of 54 laugh-out-loud stories will delight long-standing fans and first-time listeners alike. Also included are two bonus interviews with Richmal Crompton, recorded in 1965 and 1968. The stories included in this collection are: The Christmas Truce Only Just in Time The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague William and the Musician William Leads a Better Life William and the Twins William's Birthday William and the Little Girl The Outlaws and Cousin Percy William and the Princess Goldilocks The Sweet Little Girl in White A Birthday Treat The Outlaws and the Triplets A Bit of Blackmail William Makes a Night of It William and the Lost Tourist The Leopard Hunter The New Neighbour William the Philanthropist William and the Prize Cat William Holds the Stage William and the School Report All the News Aunt Arabelle in Charge William's Goodbye Present William the Salvage Collector William's Day Off Entertainment Provided William and the Brains Trust William and the Bomb William Goes Shopping Violet Elizabeth Runs Away William and the Real Laurence The Outlaws and the Hidden Treasure William and the Fairy Daffodil The Best Laid Plans Mrs Bott's Hat William Starts the Holidays William Plays Santa Claus William and the Snowman Revenge is Sweet William and the Black Cat William and the Russian Prince William's Busy Day William The Great Actor William and the White Elephants Finding a School for William William's Birthday William Clears the Slums Parrots for Ethel William's Truthful Christmas Boys will be Boys William and the Ebony Hair-Brush William and the Old Man in the FogShow more
New York Times-bestselling author Felix Francis returns with the newest thriller in the Dick Francis tradition. Jeff Hinkley is back for a third outing. Still a British Horseracing Authority investigator, Jeff has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA) where he has been asked to find a mole in their organization, an informant who is passing on confidential information to those under suspicion in American racing. Jeff attends the Kentucky Derby with the FACSA team, accompanying the Special Agents on a raid to a horse trainer's barn at Churchill Downs. Things do not go well and someone ends up dead. Then, on the morning of the Derby itself, three of the most favored horses in the field fall sick in what Jeff considers are suspicious circumstances. Jeff goes in search of answers, taking on the undercover role of a groom on the backstretch at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. But he discovers far more than he was bargaining for, finding himself as the meat in the sandwich between FACSA and corrupt individuals who will stop at nothing, including murder, to capture the most elusive prize in world sport, the Triple Crown.Show more
‘Dig Two Graves’ was inspired by the extraordinary courage of Lieutenant Terence Edward Waters, GC (posthumous), the West Yorkshire Regiment, during the Korean War. Badly injured and a PoW, Waters ordered his men to join the N Korean ‘Peace Fighters’ in return for decent treatment but, refusing to do so himself, died of malnutrition, hypothermia and gangrene. The fictional story, relocated to the Vietnam war, opens many years after the Lieutenant’s death, with the publication of a photograph of the PoW Camp Commandant responsible, now US citizen and successful businessman Donald Quang. Hershey is commissioned by a fellow Vietnam veteran to carry out a ‘routine check’ into Quang’s background, ostensibly for business reasons. Complications multiply quickly as it emerges that the Lieutenant’s senior NCO who survived the camp is already on his way to the US hell-bent on revenge and that both the CIA and the KGB have an interest in Quang.Show more
Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest Dick Francis thriller by the New York Times-bestselling author of Damage. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multi-time champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious events alone, Hinkley begins investigating the jockey and the races he may have thrown. But there are others out there who intend to prevent his inquiry from probing further . . . at any cost.Show more
James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife. Determined to restore 007 to the effective agent he used to be, M sends him on a mission to Japan, to the mysterious “Castle of Death” and into the lair of an old and terrifying enemy. For Bond and Blofeld, this will be their final encounter. Only one of them can survive. This audiobook includes a bonus interview with Martin Jarvis. “Fleming has set his stamp on the story of action and intrigue…His proper place in literature is with those demi-giants of an earlier day: Jules Verne, Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle.”—Kingsley Amis Published By Blackstone Audio, Inc. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq LLC, used under license by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.Show more
Jeffrey Archer is at his captivating best in this, his first novel, an intricate tale of deceit, dishonor, and sweet revenge. What can an Oxford don, a respected society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord have in common? Very little, except they've all been swindled out of every cent they had by Harvey Metcalfe, the man who wrote the book on international stock fraud. They haven't a prayer of ever seeing their money again. Or have they?Show more
The third novel in the award-winning Starvation Lake series finds Gus Carpenter faced with a new case that reveals a haunting secret from his own family's past. Mysterious break-ins are plaguing the small town of Starvation Lake. While elderly residents enjoy their weekly bingo night at St. Valentine's Catholic Church, someone is slipping into their homes to rifle through financial and personal files. Oddly, the intruder takes nothing-yet the "Bingo Night Burglaries" leave the entire town uneasy. When the break-ins escalate to murder, Gus Carpenter, editor of the Pine County Pilot, is forced to investigate the most difficult story of his life. Not only is the victim his ex-girlfriend's mother, but her body was found in the home of Bea Carpenter-Gus's own mother, who remembers little of the break-in. With the help of Luke Whistler, a former Detroit Free Press reporter who came north looking for slower days, Gus sets out to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when the story leads him to a lockbox his mother has kept secret for years, Gus doesn't realize that its contents could forever change his perception of Starvation Lake, his own family, and the value of truth.Show more
In this memoir, Frayn reveals the original exemplar of the extraordinary-ordinary life: his father, Tom Frayn. A clever lad, a roofing salesman with a winning smile and a racetrack vocabulary, Tom Frayn emerged undaunted from a childhood spent in two rooms with six other people, all of them deaf. And undaunted he stayed, even through the shockingly sudden tragedy that darkened his life. Tom Frayn left his son little more than three watches and two ink-and-wash prints. But the true fortune he passed on was the great humor and spirit revealed in this beguiling memoir. “This is beautiful writing.”--New York Times Book ReviewShow more
The New York Times-bestselling authors return with a heart-stopping new novel. On the first day of Royal Ascot, the world's most famous horse race, the crowd rejoices in a string of winning favorites. Ned Talbot has worked all his life as a bookmaker- taking over the family business from his grandfather- so he knows not to expect any sympathy from the punters as they count their winnings, and he his losses. He's seen the ups and downs before-but, as the big gambling conglomerates muscle in on small concerns like his, Ned wonders if it's worth it any more. When a gray-haired man steps forward from the crowd claiming to be his father, Ned's life is thrown into far deeper turmoil. He'd been told since he was a baby that his parents had died in a car crash. Barely an hour later, his newly found father is stabbed by an unknown assailant in the Ascot parking lot. Blood oozing from his abdomen, his father warns Ned to "be very careful." But of whom? Of what? Ned finds himself in a race to solve his father's riddle-a race where coming in second could cost him more than even money-it could cost him his life...Show more
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