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Audiobooks Narrated by Olivia Vinall

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  6. Protector: The epic new adventure through the battlefields of ancient Greece Audiobook Protector: The epic new adventure through the battlefields of ancient Greece
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  7. Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020 Audiobook Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020
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  8. The Wife Who Got a Life Audiobook The Wife Who Got a Life
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Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support The Audiobook

Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support The

Author: Una Cunningham Narrator: Olivia Vinall Release Date: December 2020

Growing Up with Two Languages provides a highly accessible account of the stages of language development, describes and evaluates the various systems and strategies that can be adopted and looks at the problems that can occur when a child is exposed to two languages and cultures. Combining research-informed advice and the experience of parents raising children as speakers of a wide range of languages in every populated continent in the world, this book and its associated web material will answer questions, offer tried and tested strategies to keep children speaking a minority language, and provide material to enlist the support of the extended family, teachers and others. The perspective of adults who were themselves raised speaking more than one language is included. New to this edition is a chapter focusing on families raising children as speakers of indigenous and threatened languages as well as chapters for teachers and health professionals who want to know more about multilingual child language development and how they can support parents to continue speaking their language with their children. With new and updated first-hand advice, Internet resources and examples throughout, this book also includes a chapter that introduces important recent research into multilingual children and further reading guides for those who want to know more. This book is for parents who are raising or plan to raise children as speakers of more than one language, and for the teachers and healthcare workers who meet and can support them.

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The Thief on the Winged Horse Audiobook

The Thief on the Winged Horse

Author: Kate Mascarenhas Narrator: Olivia Vinall Release Date: November 2020

A dazzling mixture of crime, romance, magic and myth from the acclaimed author of The Psychology of Time Travel. The Kendrick family have been making world-famous dolls since the early 1800s. But their dolls aren't coveted for the craftmanship alone. Each one has a specific emotion laid on it by its creator. A magic that can make you feel bucolic bliss or consuming paranoia at a single touch. Though founded by sisters, now only men may know the secrets of the workshop. Persephone Kendrick longs to break tradition and learn the family craft, and when a handsome stranger arrives claiming doll-making talent and a blood tie to the Kendricks, she sees a chance to grasp all she desires. But then, one night, the family's most valuable doll is stolen. Only someone with knowledge of magic could have taken her. Only a Kendrick could have committed this crime... Reviews for Kate Mascarenhas: 'Witty, inventive and unflashily wise about human hearts; Mascarenhas's future promises to be an exciting one' GUARDIAN. 'Breathtakingly tender and wryly understated' NEW YORK TIMES. 'Captivating, delightful and thoroughly original' JENNIE MELAMED. 2020 Head of Zeus

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Far from the Madding Crowd: Penguin Classics Audiobook

Far from the Madding Crowd: Penguin Classics

Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Karen Cass, Olivia Vinall Release Date: June 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, and tragedy ensues, threatening the stability of the whole community. The first of his works set in Wessex, Hardy's novel of swiftpassion and slow courtship is imbued with his evocative descriptions of rural life and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty about sexual relationships. (c) 1874, Thomas Hardy (P) 2019 Penguin Audio

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Middlemarch: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Audiobook

Middlemarch: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Author: George Eliot Narrator: Charles Edwards, John Heffernan, Juliet Aubrey, Olivia Vinall Release Date: May 2020

George Eliot's beloved story of life, love and politics in an English town A jewel in the classic literature crown, Middlemarch was selected as one of the BBC’s ‘100 Novels That Shaped Our World’. Its epic arc takes in politics, tragedy, romance and comedy, interweaving multiple narratives to make up a thrilling ensemble tale. Set in the 1830s, this ‘study of provincial life’ introduces us to young, idealistic Dorothea Brooke, who accepts a proposal from scholarly Edward Casaubon, hoping to forge a loving partnership of intellectual equals. But on honeymoon in Rome, she swiftly becomes disillusioned. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, she finds solace in her friendship with Casaubon’s cousin, Will Ladislaw – only for her controlling husband to suspect her of betrayal, and set out to test her loyalty. Meanwhile, mayor’s son Fred Vincy embarks on a steep economic learning curve, risking his burgeoning relationship with Mary Garth. When he contracts typhoid, he is treated by the town’s new medical man, Tertius Lydgate, who becomes drawn to Fred’s sister, Rosamond. Eager to win her hand, the doctor seeks help from the wealthy Mr Bulstrode – a decision he will come to regret... As their stories shift, viewpoints twist together and lives collide and realign in a compelling ‘convergence of human lots’ that shows us an entire world in microcosm. Juliet Aubrey stars as the Narrator, George Eliot, with Olivia Vinall as Dorothea, Charles Edwards as Casaubon and John Heffernan as Dr Lydgate. Also featured is a bonus edition of In Our Time, in which Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss George Eliot’s classic novel, described by Virginia Woolf as ‘one of the few English novels written for grown-up people'. Cast and credits The Narrator, George Eliot – Juliet Aubrey Dorothea – Olivia Vinall Edward Casaubon – Charles Edwards Dr Lydgate – John Heffernan Will Ladislaw – Joseph Quinn Arthur Brooke/Caleb Garth/Mr Trumball – Neil McCaul Sir James Chettam – Hugh Skinner Rev Farebrother – Miles Jupp Nicholas Bulstrode – Adrian Scarborough Celia – Lucy Reynolds Peter Featherstone/Standish/John Raffles – Clive Hayward Fred Vincy/Auction bidder – Will Kirk Rosamond – Laura Christy Mr Vincy/Mr Bambridge – Rick Warden Mrs Cadwallader/Mrs Plymdale – Jessica Turner Adolf Naumann/Barman – Adam Courting Dr Hawley/Clerk – Greg Jones Servant/Mrs Abel – Sinead MacInnes Tantripp/Mary Garth – Scarlett Courtney Mrs Garth – Alison Belbin Letty Garth – Grace Doherty Farmer/Mr Hopkins – Ikky Elyas Tertius Lydgate – John Heffernan Harriet Bulstrode – Rosie Cavaliero Mrs Vincy/Farebrother’s aunt – Heather Craney Written by George Eliot Adapted by Katie Hims Directed by Jessica Dromgoole and Tracey Neale First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 23 November-7 December 2019

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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird: The gorgeous new love story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Audiobook

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird: The gorgeous new love story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of

Author: Josie Silver Narrator: Olivia Vinall Release Date: January 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. THE NEXT CAPTIVATING NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE DAY IN DECEMBER Two Lives. Two Loves. One Impossible Choice. Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They've been together for almost a decade, and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible. But she's wrong. Because on her 27th birthday, Freddie dies in a tragic accident. So now it's just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob 'til her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to live her life well. So, enlisting the help of his best friend and her sister Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world and starts to live - perhaps even to love - again. Then something unbelievable happens, and Lydia gets another chance at her old life with Freddie. But what if there's someone in her new life who wants her to stay? A heart-breaking, uplifting story for fans of PS I Love You and Jojo Moyes, this gorgeously romantic novel will make you laugh, cry and remind you of what a wonderful gift it is to love and to be loved. © Josie Silver 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Doris Lessing: A collection of six BBC Radio readings and dramatisations Audiobook

Doris Lessing: A collection of six BBC Radio readings and dramatisations

Dramatisations and readings of novels and short stories by Nobel laureate Doris Lessing - plus a bonus documentary, Open Book, examining her life and career One of the most celebrated and important authors of the 20th Century, Doris Lessing was awarded a Nobel Prize for the 'visionary power' of her fiction, which spans a variety of genres and explores themes such as racism, feminism and social and political upheaval. This collection includes the radio productions of three of her acclaimed novels and four short stories, as well as a fascinating discussion of her life and work. The Good Terrorist - Olivia Vinall stars in this adaptation of Doris Lessing's satire of incompetent revolutionaries in a London squat. Lucy Grange - Exiled from the sophistication of her homeland, stylish Lucy seeks solace and comfort, and learns 'to accept the second-rate'. Read by Estelle Kohler. The Grass is Singing - In this powerful exploration of racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia, adapted from Doris Lessing's first novel, a white woman's troubled relationship with her black houseboy comes to a violent end. Starring Alison Pettit and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Flight - A laughing, teasing granddaughter and a dovecote full of strutting birds are an old man's only escape from his cold family home. Read by Jack Klaff. The Golden Notebook - Susannah Harker stars in this dramatisation of Doris Lessing's ground-breaking novel about marriage, motherhood, mental breakdown and communism. The Death of a Chair - A lived-in chair is bought at auction, where it begins its final journey towards discovery and destruction. Read by Barbara Marten. Open Book: Doris Lessing Mariella Frostrup talks to Doris Lessing about her long and extraordinarily varied writing career.

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The Drama of Celebrity Audiobook

The Drama of Celebrity

Author: Sharon Marcus Narrator: Olivia Vinall Release Date: June 2019

A bold new account of how celebrity works Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive? In this fascinating and deeply researched book, Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Icons are not merely famous for being famous; the media alone cannot make or break stars; fans are not simply passive dupes. Instead, journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete, passionately and expertly, to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans. The result: a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable. Drawing on scrapbooks, personal diaries, and vintage fan mail, Marcus traces celebrity culture back to its nineteenth-century roots, when people the world over found themselves captivated by celebrity chefs, bad-boy poets, and actors such as the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), as famous in her day as the Beatles in theirs. Known in her youth for sleeping in a coffin, hailed in maturity as a woman of genius, Bernhardt became a global superstar thanks to savvy engagement with her era's most innovative media and technologies: the popular press, commercial photography, and speedy new forms of travel. Whether you love celebrity culture or hate it, The Drama of Celebrity will change how you think about one of the most important phenomena of modern times.

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