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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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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

Brought to you by Penguin. Imagine everything you thought you knew about human progress was wrong. What would you do? Mia is not sure what she is, but she isn't human. Smarter, stronger than her peers, all she knows are the rules: there can never be three for too long; always run, never fight. When she finds herself in Germany, 1945, she must turn the Nazi's most trusted scientist with an offer: abandon the crumbling Nazi party, escape Germany with your life, come to work for the Americans building rockets. But someone is watching her work. An enemy who's smarter, stronger, decidedly not human and prepared to do anything to retrieve something ancient that was long lost. If only she had any idea what it was . . . © Sylvain Neuvel 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Cinderella Service & Cinderella D-Day: Two BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas Audiobook

The Cinderella Service & Cinderella D-Day: Two BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas

Samantha Bond stars in two captivating stories set around a hostel for Land Girls during World War Two Based in Devon in the 1940s, these two dramas follow the lives and loves of a group of young women, all from different backgrounds, but all determined to do their bit for King and country in the Land Army. Billeted in a hastily-converted farmhouse, they face cramped conditions and gruelling work - but there's always dances at the village hop and the chance of romance with a GI... The Cinderella Service It's 1943, and Alice Todd has just separated from her husband. With a ten-year-old son to care for, she accepts the position of Warden at a hostel for Land Girls: but is she up to the job? Looking after ten lively, independent women is hard, and when Alice's competence is questioned, she doubts her ability to cope. Will the loyalty and friendship of her girls persuade her to stick it out? Cinderella D-Day 1944. Alice is still busy running the Women's Land Army hostel, as well as taking tentative steps in her new career and a fledgling relationship. But the girls in her care are finding that life in wartime does not run smoothly. As the hostilities rumble on, there is happiness and heartbreak in store, and the hostel residents face danger and some stark personal choices... Created by Julia Stoneham - a regular writer on hit TV show The House of Elliott - these evocative wartime dramas star Samantha Bond as Alice, with a cast including June Barrie, Tilly Vosburgh, Becky Hindley and Deborah McAndrew. Directed by Tracey Neale Theme tune: 'This Time the Dream's On Me' by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc The Cinderella Service Alice - Samantha Bond Edward-John - James Cohen Rose - June Barrie Annie - Tilly Vosburgh Mabel - Cathy Murphy Marian - Becky Hindley Winnie - Deborah McAndrew Martha - Rachel Lewis Taffy - Elaine Claxton Georgina - Annabel Mullion Chrissie - Teresa Gallagher Margery Brewster - Tessa Worsley Roger Bayliss - Peter Yapp Christopher Bayliss - Andrew Wlncott Ferdie - Bill Wallis Oliver Maynard/Fred - Ian Masters Ron Chapman - David Collings Mrs Bowden - Jilly Bond Nora - Abigail Docherty Andreas - Walter Van Dyke Ruben - David Antrobus Alec/John Boyce - Matthew Morgan James Todd - David Jarvis Mary Brewer - Eva Stuart Other parts played by members of the cast First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 5-19 April 1995 Cinderella D-Day Alice - Samantha Bond Rose - June Barrie Georgina - Louise Lombard Christopher - Adrian Lukis Annie - Tilly Vosburgh Marian - Becky Hindley Winnie - Deborah McAndrew Taffy - Elaine Claxton Martha - Rachel Lewis Mabel - Cathy Murphy Edward-John - Sam Collings Roger Bayliss - Ioan Meredith Margery Brewster - Tessa Worsley Ferdie - Bill Wallis Lionel Brewer - Alex Lowe Mary Brewer - Ann Beach Ruben - David Antrobus Marvin - Robert Harper Joan - Elaine Pyke Kiwi - Joanna Monro James - David Jarvis Dave - Dominic Taylor Eleanor - Abigail Docherty Beryl/Mrs Tucker/Fran - Janet Maw Lionel - Alex Lowe Fred - Denys Hawthorne Italian POW - Chris Pavlo Arthur - William Howard Other parts played by members of the cast First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 18 September-2 October 1996

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Pretty Deceit Audiobook

Pretty Deceit

Author: Anna Lee Huber Narrator: Jilly Bond Release Date: October 2020

In the aftermath of the Great War, the line between friend and foe may be hard to discern, even for indomitable former Secret Service agent Verity Kent, in award-winning author Anna Lee Huber's thrilling mystery series. Peacetime has brought little respite for Verity Kent. Intrigue still abounds, even within her own family. As a favor to her father, Verity agrees to visit his sister in Wiltshire. Her once prosperous aunt has fallen on difficult times and is considering selling their estate. But there are strange goings-on at the manor, including missing servants, possible heirloom forgeries, and suspicious rumors--all leading to the discovery of a dead body on the grounds. While Verity and her husband, Sidney, investigate this new mystery, they are also on the trail of an old adversary--the shadowy and lethal Lord Ardmore. At every turn, the suspected traitor seems to be one step ahead of them. And even when their dear friend Max, the Earl of Ryde, stumbles upon a code hidden among his late father's effects that may reveal the truth about Ardmore, Verity wonders if they are really the hunters--or the hunted . . . Praise for Anna Lee Huber's Penny for Your Secrets Praise for A Penny for Your Secrets: 'A stellar mystery . . . great for fans of the series and all who enjoy Downton Abbey-era fiction.' BOOKLIST

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Tall, Duke, and Dangerous: A Hazards of Dukes Novel Audiobook

Tall, Duke, and Dangerous: A Hazards of Dukes Novel

Author: Megan Frampton Narrator: Jilly Bond Release Date: October 2020

Megan Frampton returns with the second book in the Hazards of Dukes series, a series that made Sarah MacLean say 'Make Megan Frampton your next read!' He needs a bride… Nash, the “dangerous” Duke of Malvern, has always bristled against the rules of English society. Hot tempered and fearful of becoming like his brutish late father, he lives a life of too much responsibility and too little joy. And although he’s vowed to never marry, a duke has a duty—and there’s only one way to get himself an heir and a spare. So Nash reluctantly takes a look around at society’s available young ladies to see who might be willing to put up with his one-word answers and frequent glowers. She longs for love… After the death of her father and wicked stepmother, Ana Maria goes from virtual servant to lady-in-training, and while society life has its benefits—gorgeous gowns!—its restrictive rules stifle her sprit. And when her independent actions put her in danger, her half-brother insists Nash teach her some self-defense. While most of London’s ladies find Nash intimidating, she only sees a man who needs introducing to all the joys life has to offer. So although officially they are coming together for fighting lessons, unofficially their physical contact begins to blur the line between friendship and begins to grown into something more…

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More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age Audiobook

More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age

Author: Antonia Macaro Narrator: Jilly Bond Release Date: September 2020

How can we achieve more than happiness? In More than Happiness, Antonia Macaro delves into both philosophies, focusing on the elements that fit with our sceptical age, and those which have the potential to make the biggest impact on how we live. From accepting that some things are beyond our control, to monitoring our emotions for unhealthy reactions, to shedding attachment to material things, there is much, she argues, that we can take and much that we'd do better to leave behind. In this synthesis of ancient wisdom, Macaro reframes the 'good life', and gets us to see the world as it really is and to question the value of the things we desire. The goal is more than happiness: living ethically and placing value on the right things in life. "This groundbreaking study provides a much-needed philosophical framework for those practising mindfulness as well as a call to recover the pragmatic and therapeutic dimensions of philosophy." - STEPHEN BATCHELOR

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Stick and Fetch Off The Leash Audiobook

Stick and Fetch Off The Leash

Author: Philip Ardagh Narrator: Jilly Bond Release Date: July 2020

Stick and Fetch are on holiday, but even in a rickety old seaside hotel there are plenty of crimes to solve and mysteries to unravel. Such as, who is Major Mayhem? Why is that door frightened? And where could the small-bottle-of-shampoo robbers be hiding? This lovable pair are on the case and undeterred despite plenty of mishaps, misdeeds and misunderstandings along the way. A fun-filled adventure featuring two hapless investigators with a LOT of hair.

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Resilience: How to cope when everything around you keeps changing Audiobook

Resilience: How to cope when everything around you keeps changing

Author: Liggy Webb Narrator: Jilly Bond Release Date: July 2020

This book is the flip to How To Be Happy; a book which offers a reassuring and empowering guide to finding positivity and inner strength, it helps individuals to understand that it is not what happens to them, it is the way that they react and respond. The book will support individuals in developing a personal toolkit that will equip them to cope with the day to day challenges that they will inevitably have to deal with. The key messages in the book will be to keep things simple and to avoid any unnecessary complexities. It will be an easy to digest, anecdotal and practical guide with lots of common sense advice to help individuals cope with stressful and challenging situations by building confidence and developing coping strategies. It will contain timely examples and tips tailored for these difficult times. Liggy's book shows how to avoid life's 'Doomerang' by bending adversity into opportunity for personal growth and enrichment. I found 'Resilience' a powerful and rewarding read after a personally traumatic year. Buy it, read it and learn how to dig deeper. Dr Gordon McGlone OBE After reading Resilience I would like to say there are so many gems in this book that i conclude that if youre not willing to take a risk for the exceptional, you'll have to settle for the ordinary! Joe Johnson, former World Snooker Champion Liggy excels at expressing profound concepts in a highly accessible and motivational way, and by using stories and offering practical suggestions she supplies the tools by which any of us can enhance our lives. Andrew North, Chief Executive, Cheltenham Borough Council With her most recent book Resilience Liggy Webb has produced a virtual treasure trove of wisdom about how manage change with a positive bounce. But more importantly she is providing the reader with creative tool kit that is adaptable as well as practical for anyone who wants to make the best of the opportunities brought on by change and even tragedy . A real asset for personal growth. Pernille Petersen MBE, Co-ordinator of the Night Shelter I highly recommend this extra ordinary book to everyone who is interested in living their lives to their optimum gratification. Professor Raymond Feldman, Founder of Cognitive Aspects in the Brain Institute    This book blends positive psychology with resiliency principles to serve up an easy-to-read book with practical guidelines on becoming more resilient. Kristin Pintarich, Editor in Chief , The Resiliency Center Liggy Webbs Resilience is yet another very good work by the author. I appreciate Liggy Webbs style of writing in that she avoids any unnecessary technical language. She conveys with clear words and examples the concept of resilience. With regards to my field of work (peacekeeping and humanitarian mine action) , I find Resilience to be highly relevant. Charles Frisby, Programme Manager, United Nations, Mine Action Service Reading Liggys Webbs latest book Resilience reminds me of my behaviour when training and competing at the Olympics On ice. Reading this reminds me of the resilience I constantly needed and the fighting spirit I had to have especially when dealing with setbacks. The book is a great motivational read! Rhona Martin MBE, Olympic Gold Medallist

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Four Girls From Berlin: A True Story of a Friendship That Defied the Holocaust Audiobook

Four Girls From Berlin: A True Story of a Friendship That Defied the Holocaust

Author: Marianne Meyerhoff Narrator: Jilly Bond Release Date: June 2020

A pair of silver Regency candlesticks. Pieces of well-worn family jewelry. More than a thousand documents, letters, and photographs.Lotte Meyerhoff's best friends risked their lives in Nazi Germany to safeguard these and other treasured heirlooms and mementos from her family and return them to her after the war. The Holocaust had left Lotte the lone survivor of her family, and these precious objects gave her back a crucial piece of her past. Four Girls from Berlin vividly recreates that past and tells the story of Lotte and her courageous non-Jewish friends Ilonka, Erica, and Ursula as they lived under the shadow of Hitler in Berlin.Written by Lotte's daughter, Marianne, this powerful memoir celebrates the unseverable bonds of friendship and a rich family legacy the Holocaust could not destroy.

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When We Fall Audiobook

When We Fall

Author: Carolyn Kirby Narrator: Jilly Bond, Rosie Akerman Release Date: May 2020

A moving Second World War story of three lives forever changed by one fatal choice. England, 1943. Lost in fog, pilot Vee Katchatourian is forced to make an emergency landing where she meets enigmatic RAF airman Stefan Bergel, and then can't get him out of her mind. In occupied Poland, Ewa Hartman hosts German officers in her father's guest house, while secretly gathering intelligence for the Polish resistance. Mourning her lover, Stefan, who was captured by the Soviets at the start of the war, Ewa is shocked to see him on the street one day. Haunted by a terrible choice he made in captivity, Stefan asks Vee and Ewa to help him expose one of the darkest secrets of the war. But it is not clear where everyone's loyalties lie until they are tested... "Historical fiction at its finest." HOWARD LINSKEY

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Notre-Dame: the Soul of France Audiobook

Notre-Dame: the Soul of France

Author: Agnès Poirier Narrator: Jilly Bond Release Date: April 2020

The profound emotion felt around the world upon seeing images of Notre-Dame in flames opens up a series of questions: Why was everyone so deeply moved? Why does Notre-Dame so clearly crystallise what our civilisation is about? What makes 'Our Lady of Paris' the soul of a nation and a symbol of human achievement? What is it that speaks so directly to us today? In answer, Agnès Poirier turns to the defining moments in Notre-Dame's history. Beginning with the laying of the corner stone in 1163, she recounts the conversion of Henri IV to Catholicism, the coronation of Napoleon, Victor Hugo's nineteenth-century campaign to preserve the cathedral, Baron Haussmann's clearing of the streets in front of it, the Liberation in 1944, the 1950s film of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, starring Gina Lollobrigida and Anthony Quinn, and the state funeral of Charles de Gaulle, before returning to the present. The conflict over Notre-Dame's reconstruction promises to be fierce. Nothing short of a cultural war is already brewing between the wise and the daring, the sincere and the opportunist, historians and militants, the devout and secularists. It is here that Poirier reveals the deep malaise - gilet jaunes and all - at the heart of the France. "Poirier's hugely enjoyable, quick-witted and richly anecdotal book is magnifique." THE TIMES on Left Bank

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Gulliver's Wife Audiobook

Gulliver's Wife

Author: Lauren Chater Narrator: Jilly Bond Release Date: April 2020

From the bestselling author of The Lace Weaver London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life without him. But three years later when Lemuel Gulliver is brought home, fevered and communicating only in riddles, her ordered world is turned upside down. In a climate of suspicion, poverty and violence, Mary is caught in a crossfire of superstition and fear driven by her husband's outlandish claims of the wonders he has seen, and it is up to her to navigate a passage to safety for herself and her daughter, and the vulnerable women in her care. But when a fellow sailor, a dangerous man with nothing to lose, appears to hold sway over her husband, Mary's world descends deeper into chaos, and she must set out on her own journey to discover the truth of Gulliver's travels... and the landscape of her own heart. "Gulliver's Wife is utterly spellbinding. Lauren Chater is a master of story-weaving and exquisite detail. I adored this book." MELISSA ASHLEY, bestselling author of The Birdman's Wife.

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Never Kiss a Duke: A Hazards of Dukes Novel Audiobook

Never Kiss a Duke: A Hazards of Dukes Novel

Author: Megan Frampton Narrator: Jilly Bond Release Date: January 2020

A disinherited duke and a former lady are courting much more than business in the first novel in Megan Frampton’s newest titillating series, Hazards of Dukes. Everything he had ever known was a lie… Sebastian, Duke of Hasford, has a title, wealth, privilege, and plenty of rakish charm. Until he discovers the only thing that truly belongs to him is his charm. An accident of birth has turned him into plain Mr. de Silva. Now, Sebastian is flummoxed as to what to do with his life—until he stumbles into a gambling den owned by Miss Ivy, a most fascinating young lady, who hires him on the spot. Working with a boss has never seemed so enticing. Everything tells her he’s a risk she has to take… Two years ago, Ivy gambled everything that was precious to her—and won. Now the owner of London’s most intriguing gambling house, Ivy is competent, assured, and measured. Until she meets Mr. de Silva, who stirs feelings she didn’t realize she had. Can she keep her composure around her newest employee? They vow to keep their partnership strictly business, but just one kiss makes them realize that with each passing day—and night—there’s nothing as tempting as what is forbidden…

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