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  1. The Burpee Bears The Burpee Bears
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  2. How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters
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  3. The Christmas Carrolls The Christmas Carrolls
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  4. The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs
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  5. The Miracle on Ebenezer Street The Miracle on Ebenezer Street
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  6. Father Christmas's Fake Beard Father Christmas's Fake Beard
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  7. The Midnight Guardians The Midnight Guardians
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  8. The Boy Who Made the World Disappear The Boy Who Made the World Disappear
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  9. The Fowl Twins The Fowl Twins
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  10. When The World Was Ours When The World Was Ours
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Constable By The Stream: Constable Nick Mystery Book 11

Constable By The Stream: Constable Nick Mystery Book 11

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/09/2021

Constable By the Sea is the eleventh book in the brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series "Heartbeat". One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade. The work of Britain's most popular copper is never done. Constable Nick's happy beat in the North Yorkshire moors takes a watery turn when a bevy of bathing beauties causes a disturbance in local waterways. Meanwhile, he has to cope with an array of eccentric characters: a postman who can't read, a helpful woman who steals from the elderly people in her care, and a delightful small-time villain called Tin Lid Talbot. Plus, between winning an aged tin of sardines in a local raffle and getting first prize at the local whist drive, he's in danger of upsetting the villagers. As Constable Nick continues his entertaining career, there's plenty to be getting on with. ""It's original, it's funny...one of life's little pleasures." -YORKSHIRE POST

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Telling the Story: The Heart and Soul of Successful Leadership

Telling the Story: The Heart and Soul of Successful Leadership

Author: Geoff Mead Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/08/2021

Telling the Story is both practical (with tips, exercises and examples) and thought provoking. It argues for a re-enchantment of our disenchanted world and for the recognition of more human and humane values in our organizational lives. The art of narrative leadership is important for senior executives, middle managers and concerned citizens. Distilling the author's considerable experience as a public service leader, research academic, organizational consultant, performing storyteller and leadership coach on top management programmes, Telling the Story shows how leaders affect our understanding of what is possible and desirable through the stories they tell and the stories they live. It opens a door into the world of narrative leadership: what stories are and how they work; when to tell a story and how to tell one well; how the stories we tell (and the language and metaphors we use) influence our actions and shape the way we think about the world. The book also challenges us to consider the purposes behind our stories: what are we leading for? What are the big stories of our time and how can our own stories help to create the kind of future we want for ourselves and our children?

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Constable Among the Heather: Constable Nick Mystery Book 10

Constable Among the Heather: Constable Nick Mystery Book 10

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/08/2021

Constable Among the Heather is the tenth book in the brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series "Heartbeat". One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade. Britain's most popular bobby gets back on the beat. Constable Nick proves once again that a policeman's lot on the windswept heather-clad moors of North Yorkshire was a very happy one. In this delightful collection of tales of Daffodil Duty and Sheep Worrying, his duties are as varied and humorous as ever. Young Nick joins Albert Potter for a drink and discovers his homemade moorland wines are a headache in every sense of the word. When a farmer fits an ejector seat to his tractor, Constable Nick is forced to cope with the rumours of Roman soldiers racing their chariots across the moors. With mysterious moorland graves to uncover and the illicit romance of visitors to cover up, with motor accidents involving goats, peat bogs and his little police van, Nick continues his fascinating and frequently hilarious career. ""It's original, it's funny...one of life's little pleasures." -YORKSHIRE POST

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Constable in Disguise: Constable Nick Mystery Book 9

Constable in Disguise: Constable Nick Mystery Book 9

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/07/2021

Constable In Disguise is the ninth book in the brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series "Heartbeat". One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade. Britain's most popular bobby turns detective! A delightful account of Constable Nick's foray into the CID, or as he thinks of it, "Constable In Disguise." Nick joins the Criminal Investigation Department to learn about the work of the detectives in civilian clothes. Asked to keep a watchful eye on a house thought to be used as a brothel, Nick quietly climbs the roof and sends a tile crashing through the window. When the woman inside and her five brothers attack the neighbours for causing the damage, the police turn out in force and arrest everybody. Meanwhile Nick lies low on the roof. ""It's original, it's funny...one of life's little pleasures." -YORKSHIRE POST

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Constable Through the Meadow: Constable Nick Mystery Book 8

Constable Through the Meadow: Constable Nick Mystery Book 8

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/06/2021

The seventh in the brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming audiobooks behind the hit 90s TV series Heartbeat. Constable Nick's beat is modernized, with his police bike replaced by a mini-van. He gets more than he bargained for as his work draws him into closer contact with villagers, in more ways than one! There are compromising positions aplenty in this next charming installment of Aidensfield life. Nick finds himself lost in heavy fog and runs across a couple of illicit lovers trapped in their car. He advises the village grocer about his very respectable lady shoplifter and discovers how Farmer Owens copes with his bossy wife. "It's original, it's funny . . . one of life's little pleasures." YORKSHIRE POST

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Constable Along the Lane: Constable Nick Mystery Book 7

Constable Along the Lane: Constable Nick Mystery Book 7

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/05/2021

Constable Along the Lane is the seventh in the brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming audiobooks behind the hit 90s TV series "Heartbeat". One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade. A hay barn is set on fire at Low Dale Farm. It seems that an arsonist is targeting isolated barns. Arnold Merryweather's ancient bus helps catch a car thief. And when Nick arrests not only a pig thief but also the expectant pig, the police station cleaner is not very pleased. But it's not all crime. A glider crashes into a romance in a thatched cottage and then Constable Nick is involved in a plot to force a penny-pincher to spend money. In the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside of the 1960s, Constable Nick's roles are as varied as the eccentric villagers. "Stories of a constable on his village beat in North Yorkshire. All very gentle and far, far removed from the hurly burly of modern day city policing." - DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Constable By The Sea: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Constable By The Sea: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/11/2020

The brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series "Heartbeat". One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade. During a break from his usual village beat, young Police Constable Nick finds himself involved with holidaymakers and their problems. As well as the normal seaside duties, how does he cope with a man who's lost his false teeth in the sea and another who wants to give away thousands of pounds when drunk? Then there's the stray Labrador that thinks he's a police dog and accompanies police officers on night patrols, and the anxious fisherman who daren't tell his wife that he owns a racehorse. These and a galaxy of other delightful characters are encountered by our rural bobby in his new environment, though Constable Nick wishes he could be home with his wife and small children. "It's original, it's funny...one of life's little pleasures." - YORKSHIRE POST

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Constable Across the Moors: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Constable Across the Moors: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/10/2020

The brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series Heartbeat. One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade. Constable Nick has come to know and love the host of characters who live and work on the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. The amiable constable handles every encounter with his characteristic humour and professionalism, whether he's investigating a plot to scare away a troublesome suitor or helping a neighbour return his late wife's ashes to her beloved moors. Not to mention the insurance agent with a rather unusual policy on Edgar Dawson's dog, Arthur. It covers him for stealing clothes from washing lines and getting lady dogs pregnant! But when Ted Williamson's sheep start disappearing, can Rhea find the culprit without making enemies of the farmers of Yorkshire? "Stories of a constable on his village beat in North Yorkshire. All very gentle and far, far removed from the hurly burly of modern day city policing." DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Constable in the Dale: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Constable in the Dale: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/10/2020

The brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series Heartbeat. One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade. Constable Nick patrols his rural Yorkshire beat on foot or on his trusty Francis Barnett motorcycle. But as beautiful as the villages are, they conceal real human drama. Nick is on hand to help out when Aidensfield decides to enter the Best Kept Village competition and finds itself the victim of a dirty tricks campaign by its rivals. Then there is the mystery of the spontaneously combusting henhouse, and Nick has to cope with the consequences when the vicar tries a novel way of keeping the churchyard tidy. "Stories of a constable on his village beat in North Yorkshire. All very gentle and far, far removed from the hurly burly of modern day city policing." DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Constable Around the Village: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Constable Around the Village: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/09/2020

The brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series Heartbeat. One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade. Nick is settling into his role as a police constable in Aidensfield, getting to grips with rural life and his new colleagues and neighbours. Constable Nick maintains his warm approach through the village's many incidents, whether it's the historic tradition of the First Footing on New Year's Eve or the scandal of an undug grave. More problems stem from the unlawful activities of Arnold Merryweather's bus, with its imposing conductress, Hannah, a jockey who steals supplies for his hungry horse and the old railway worker who vanishes as the last train passes through the village. "Stories of a constable on his village beat in North Yorkshire. All very gentle and far, far removed from the hurly burly of modern day city policing." DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Constable on the Prowl: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Constable on the Prowl: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/09/2020

The brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series Heartbeat. One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade. Nick is still settling into his role at the Ashfordly Section police station, and he's drawn the short straw: night duty. Alone in the midnight hours with nothing but dead leaves, stray cats and legends of ghosts and ghoulies to accompany him. A sleeping village doesn't mean a simple shift, though. Between the early risers of the farming community, a badger with a sweet tooth, and getting to know his new workmates, there's no time for Nick to kick his feet up in the station. And of course there's Claude Jeremiah Greengrass! Why did he have to retreat hastily down a ladder from a lady's bedroom? And can he really be innocent of taking a deer during the night, when he was seen emerging from the forest carrying a particularly fine set of antlers? "Stories of a constable on his village beat in North Yorkshire. All very gentle and far, far removed from the hurly burly of modern day city policing." DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Constable on the Hill: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Constable on the Hill: A perfect feel-good read from one of Britain's best-loved authors

Author: Nicholas Rhea Narrator: Philip Franks Release Date: 01/08/2020

The brilliantly entertaining and heartwarming books behind the hit 90s TV series Heartbeat. One of the top ten most watched shows of the decade. Policeman Nick Rhea has been posted to the country with his wife Mary and their three small children. They move into the police house, high on a ridge overlooking the moors. It sits on the edge of the village of Aidensfield - "probably the most beautiful site in the country". In the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside of the 1960s, Constable Nick's roles are as varied as the eccentric villagers. He handles every encounter with his characteristic humour, humanity and professionalism. His investigations include the case of a clever pony who keeps escaping, a woman running through town naked, and a pack of Canadian timber wolves hanging out in a bus shelter. "It's original, it's funny . . . one of life's little pleasures." Yorkshire Post "Stories of a constable on his village beat in North Yorkshire. All very gentle and far, far removed from the hurly burly of modern day city policing." Daily Telegraph

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