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  1. Unsettled Ground Audiobook Unsettled Ground
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  2. King of Rabbits Audiobook King of Rabbits
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  3. Find You First Audiobook Find You First
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  4. Just Work: Get it Done, Fast and Fair Audiobook Just Work: Get it Done, Fast and Fair
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  5. The World at My Feet Audiobook The World at My Feet
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  6. Tap to Tidy: Organising, Crafting & Creating Happiness in a Messy World Audiobook Tap to Tidy: Organising, Crafting & Creating Happiness in a Messy World
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  7. Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS Audiobook Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS
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  8. Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind Audiobook Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind
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  9. A Touch of Ruin Audiobook A Touch of Ruin
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  10. A History of What Comes Next: The captivating speculative fiction for fans of The Man in the High Ca Audiobook A History of What Comes Next: The captivating speculative fiction for fans of The Man in the High Ca
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The Dog Share Audiobook

The Dog Share

Author: Fiona Gibson Narrator: Cathleen Mccarron, Robin Laing Release Date: March 2021

The next gloriously uplifting book from the #1 bestselling author of The Mum Who Got Her Life Back. Suzy Medley is having a bad day… … when a shabby terrier turns up at her door. Just like Suzy, Scout has been abandoned, although only Suzy has been left with a financial mess and a business in tatters thanks to her ex. Suzy takes Scout in and her chaotic world changes in unexpected ways: strangers have never been more welcoming and her teenage kids can’t wait to come home to visit. Then a chance encounter on a windy Hebridean beach makes things more complicated, because Suzy isn’t the only one who needs a friend. Scout has plenty of love to go round… but does Suzy? A wonderfully funny and uplifting story about friendship and second chances (and whisky!), perfect for fans of Gill Sims and Jill Mansell

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Tales From the Farm by the Yorkshire Shepherdess Audiobook

Tales From the Farm by the Yorkshire Shepherdess

Author: Amanda Owen Narrator: Amanda Owen Release Date: March 2021

For everyone who loves watching Amanda Owen and her family on Our Yorkshire Farm, or enjoys reading her bestselling books, comes this delightful and uplifting collection of her monthly Dalesman columns. In Tales From the Farm by the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda takes readers on an evocative journey to Ravenseat, where she lives with husband Clive and their nine children, not to mention their flock of sheep, herd of cows, hardworking dogs and a formidable chicken called Linda. Covering events in 2019 and 2020, Amanda describes saving the life of a newborn calf on New Year's Eve and watching, mouth agape, as their livestock trailer was swept away by floodwater in March. Son Sidney braves the wrath of Linda and husband Clive crafts an unusual Valentine's Day gift. Eldest daughter Raven leaves the nest, headed for university, while young sheepdog Taff and Tony the Pony arrive at the farm. As Covid-19 sends the country into lockdown, Amanda feels more lucky than ever to live close to nature, finding happiness in the beauty of the Dales and the unchanging routines of the farming year. Illustrated with charming line-drawings throughout, this book is the perfect gift for fans of the Owens family and a chance to catch up on their adventures.

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Inventory of a Life Mislaid: An Unreliable Memoir Audiobook

Inventory of a Life Mislaid: An Unreliable Memoir

Author: Marina Warner Narrator: Marina Warner Release Date: March 2021

A luminous memoir of post-war childhood, adventure and loss on the banks of the Nile. ‘Wonderful – a brave, inventive, touching distillation of memory and imagination’ JENNY UGLOW Inventory of a Life Mislaid follows Marina Warner’s beautiful, penniless young mother Ilia as she leaves southern Italy in 1945 to travel alone to London. Her husband, an English colonel, is still away in the war in the East as she begins to learn how to be Mrs Esmond Warner, an Englishwoman. With diamond rings on her fingers and brogues on her feet, Ilia steps fearlessly into the world of cricket and riding. But, without prospect of work in a bleak, war-ravaged England, Esmond remembers the glorious ease of Cairo during his periods of leave from the desert campaign. There, they start a bookshop, a branch of W. H. Smith’s. But growing resistance to foreign interests, especially British, erupts in the 1952 uprising, and the Cairo Fire burns the city clean. Evocative and imaginative, at once historical and speculative, this memoir powerfully resurrects the fraught union and unrequited hopes of Warner’s parents. Memory intertwines richly with myth, the river Lethe feeling as real as the Nile. Vivid recollections of Cairo swirl with ever-present dreams of a city where Warner’s parents, friends and associates are still restlessly wandering.

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Feelings: A Story in Seasons Audiobook

Feelings: A Story in Seasons

Author: Manjit Thapp Narrator: Imani Jade Powers Release Date: March 2021

A stunning journey through one young woman's year of emotions, adapted for audio-from the saturated highs of early summer to the gray isolation of late winter.   "A visual and emotional treat, full of gorgeous artwork and soothing insight."-Mari Andrew, New York Times bestselling author of Am I There Yet?  Enter Manjit Thapp's world, where you'll find moods that change as quickly as the weather; the different shades of anxiety and hope that each new season brings; and the stages of joy and pain that fuel our growth. From the spark of possibility and jolt of creativity in High Summer, to the need for release from anxiety and pressure during Monsoon, to the desolation and numbness of Winter, Thapp implores us to consider the seasons of our own emotional journeys. Articulating and validating the range of feelings we all experience, this is an audiobook that allows us to feel connected and comforted by the experiences that make us human.

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Festival Days Audiobook

Festival Days

Author: Jo Ann Beard Narrator: Suehyla El-Attar Release Date: March 2021

A searing and exhilarating new collection from the award-winning author of The Boys of My Youth and In Zanesville,who "honors the beautiful, the sacred, and the comic in life" (Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award-winner for The Friend) When "The Fourth State of Matter," her now famous piece about a workplace massacre at the University of Iowa was published in The New Yorker, Jo Ann Beard immediately became one of the most influential writers in America, forging a path for a new generation of young authors willing to combine the dexterity of fiction with the rigors of memory and reportage, and in the process extending the range of possibility for the essay form.   Now, with Festival Days, Beard brings us the culmination of her groundbreaking work. In these nine pieces, she captures both the small, luminous moments of daily existence and those instants when life and death hang in the balance, ranging from the death of a beloved dog to a relentlessly readable account of a New York artist trapped inside a burning building, as well as two triumphant, celebrated pieces of short fiction.   Here is an unforgettable collection destined to be embraced and debated by readers and writers, teachers and students. Anchored by the title piece--a searing journey through India that brings into focus questions of mortality and love-Festival Days presents Beard at the height of her powers, using her flawless prose to reveal all that is tender and timeless beneath the way we live now.

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The Private Life of the Diary: From Pepys to Tweets – A History of the Diary as an Art Form Audiobook

The Private Life of the Diary: From Pepys to Tweets – A History of the Diary as an Art Form

Author: Sally Bayley Narrator: Camilla Rockley Release Date: March 2021

In a beautiful literary exploration, Sally Bayley tracks the evolution – and the potential twenty first century death of – the diary, mourning what it means to lose the art of writing simply for oneself. Diaries hold all manner of things: they allow us a moment to be completely personal, to self-aggrandise, to focus on self-reflection without concern of what someone on the outside might think. Discovered or published diaries of the past have also provided glimpses into history, eras and minds gone by, especially the inner lives otherwise unknown. Tracing the history of the diary from Samuel Pepys, whose record of the Great Plague and Great Fire of London informed history, through the likes of Virginia Woolf’s personal confessions in the twentieth century, and up to the age of social media, Sally Bayley explores the beauty and the power of recording one’s own life. Taking this thought all the way up to our era of exposure, with confessional journalism and social media barrage, Bayley explores what we might lose as individuals if we let go of the diary as private confidante, choosing instead a culture of public disclosure.

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Duryodhanization: Are villains born, made, or made up? Audiobook

Duryodhanization: Are villains born, made, or made up?

Author: Nishant Uppal Narrator: Derek Denzil Release Date: March 2021

Duryodhana was a man of strong character and integrity.Duhsshasana was respectful, generous and kind towards women.Shakuni was a simple man who loved his subjects unconditionally.Dhana Nanda, Aurangzeb and Hitler possessed admirable leadership traits.'Duryodhanization' refers to the birth and processes of development of a villainous character-whether in works of history or mythology. In this book, Uppal ekes out the dark side of management and leadership by studying fascinating characters from the Mahabharata. He probes into what it really means to be a villain, and if villainous traits are inherent or cultivated.Original and thought-provoking, the book draws from history, mythology and literature, and unpacks the process of villainization through the character of the legendary villain, Duryodhana.

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Big Time: Stories Audiobook

Big Time: Stories

The debut collection of raucous, dark, strange, satirical stories from the former Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and New Yorker contributor, featuring a foreword by Stephen Colbert  "Jen Spyra's stories are shocking, silly, smart, and absurdly funny. Underline both those words, I don't care how much it costs!"-Tina Fey A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrolls in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs more than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savory way than in the childhood classic. And in the title story, a time-hopping 1940s starlet tries to claw her way to the top in modern-day Hollywood, despite being ridiculously unwoke.  In this uproarious, addictive debut, Jen Spyra takes a culture that seems almost beyond parody and holds it up to a funhouse mirror, immersing the reader in a world of prehistoric influencers, woodland creatures plagued by millennial neuroses, and an all-out birthday bash determined to be the most lavish celebration of all time, by any means necessary.  Welcome, brave soul, to the world of Jen Spyra.

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Magnolia Audiobook

Magnolia

Author: Carolina Garcia-Aguilera Narrator: Sofia Willingham Release Date: March 2021

On a hot, sultry August afternoon, twenty-two-year-old Magnolia Larson finds herself sitting on a barstool at the Miami Sports Bar having to decide whether to remain in Miami or return home to Minneapolis. Suddenly, a very attractive, beautifully dressed woman sits down and identifies herself as a sports agent. Almost out of money and with no prospects of making any, Magnolia is intrigued by the sports agent's proposal to train as a 'sports geisha,' a high-priced hooker for elite athletes. If she accepts Magnolia would acquire skills that will serve her well throughout her life-learning languages, studying the pressures elite athletes are under with a sports psychologist, and getting into top-notch physical shape. The offer allows Magnolia to remain in Miami while enjoying a huge payday. But can a conservative Catholic girl from the Midwest transform herself into a courtesan? And if she does, at what personal cost? Contains mature themes.

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The Best is Yet to Come Audiobook

The Best is Yet to Come

Author: Katy Colins Narrator: Eilidh Beaton Release Date: March 2021

When you feel invisible, friendship can offer a ray of hope ‘Emotional and heartwarming’ Mike Gayle, All the Lonely People ’A comforting yet emotional read of pure escapism’ My Weekly Sometimes it’s the things we don’t say that we need others to hear the loudest . . . Izzy has always taken everything in her stride but motherhood is proving more difficult than she thought. She keeps telling herself it’s just a phase but the dark clouds are starting to appear. Neighbour and widower Arthur might be in the winter of his life but he’s not ready to be packed off to a care home. He’s determined to do things his way. When Izzy hears about Arthur’s big move, she offers to help. But Arthur isn’t telling her the whole story. It takes courage to admit you need a friend and when you feel invisible, all you need is a ray of hope. After all, what if the best is yet to come? ***** Your favourite authors love The Best is Yet to Come: ‘Uplifting, warm and full of heart’ Cathy Bramley ,My Kind of Happy ‘I’ve never related to a character more’ The Unmumsy Mum ‘Heartwarming and full of hope’ Clare Pooley, The Authenticity Project ‘Emotional and life-affirming’ Isabelle Broom, Hello, Again ‘A gorgeous warm novel’ Paige Toon, The Minute I Saw You ***** Readers can’t put down The Best is Yet to Come: ‘This book was exactly what I needed, great escapism’ ‘A life-affirming story’ ‘Wonderful and heartfelt novel that will swell your heart and leave you smiling’ ‘Couldn’t put it down’ ‘An absolutely enchanting and heart-warming story’ ‘Delightful and touching’ ‘An uplifting read that will stay with me’

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The Walking People: The powerful and moving story from the New York Times bestselling author of Ask  Audiobook

The Walking People: The powerful and moving story from the New York Times bestselling author of Ask

Author: Mary Beth Keane Narrator: Aoife Mcmahon Release Date: March 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ASK AGAIN, YES Rural Ireland, the 1960s, and Greta Cahill must abandon her deserted village to follow her fearless sister Johanna onto a ship bound for America. It's here in New York that she steps out of her sister's shadow and in to a life of her own, rich with love, work and family. As the years pass Greta longs to revisit the past - to see her mother, to show her what she has made of herself - but she must protect a family secret, decades old. So when her children conspire to unite the worlds she's kept so carefully apart, Greta fears she could lose it all... A compassionate story of self-discovery and identity, The Walking People has remarkable range and power. Praise for Mary Beth Keane: 'A novel of great compassion and understanding . . . rich with story' JOHN BOYNE on Ask Again, Yes 'A fearless writer' LISA TADDEO 'A writer of extraordinary depth, feeling and wit' Meg Wolitzer 'I'll read everything she writes' Liane Moriarty 'Immersive and deeply moving' Anna Hope © Mary Beth Keane 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Dear Paris: The Paris Letters Collection Audiobook

Dear Paris: The Paris Letters Collection

Author: Janice Macleod Narrator: Janice Macleod Release Date: March 2021

Be transported to the banks of the Seine, a corner boulangerie, or beneath the Eiffel Tower with these beautifully illustrated vignettes of life in the City of Light. What began as a way to fund travel became ten years of a letter subscription service delivering thousands of painted letters to subscribers who delight in fun mail! Eat, Pray, Love meets Claude Monet in this epistolary ode to Paris. What started as a whim in a Latin Quarter café blossomed into Janice MacLeod's yearslong endeavor to document and celebrate life in Paris, sending monthly snippets of her paintings and writings to the mailboxes of ardent followers around the world. Now, Dear Paris collects the entirety of the Paris Letters project: 140 illustrated messages discussing everything from macarons to Montmartre. For readers familiar with the city, Dear Paris is a rendezvous with their own memories, like the first time they walked along the Champs-Élysées or the best pain au chocolat they've ever tasted. But it's about more than just a Paris frozen in nostalgia; the book paints the city as it is today, through elections, protests, and the World Cup-and through the people who call it home. Wistful, charming, surprising, and unfailingly optimistic, Dear Paris is a vicarious visit to one of the most iconic and beloved places in the world. This audiobook purchase includes a PDF supplement of a selection of the illustrated letters from the Paris Letters project.  

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