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All hell let loose : the world at war 1939-45. - Volume 1 [sound recording on CD]

Max Hastings

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War
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Barefoot Soldier

Johnson Beharry

2007    1 Pages    (W. F. Howes Limited)

'Barefoot Soldier' tells the remarkable life story of Johnson Beharry - from Grenadian poverty to being awarded the Victoria Cross and becoming a national hero.

'Barefoot Soldier' tells the remarkable life story of Johnson Beharry - from Grenadian poverty to being awarded the Victoria Cross and becoming a national hero. [less]

Playaway Biography
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Billy [sound recording on CD]

Pamela Stephenson

2001    (HarperCollins)

Billy Connolly is loud, hilarious and contradictory. His biography, written by his wife, former comedian and practising psychotherapist Pamela Stephenson, is pretty much the same. Over the years Connolly has grown from Glasgow shipyard welder to folk-singing beardy hard man (yes there is such a thing) to darling of the good and great (or at least famous) around the world. That he is so many things to so many people while in no way compromising his core self can only be good. It would be no mean [...]

Billy Connolly is loud, hilarious and contradictory. His biography, written by his wife, former comedian and practising psychotherapist Pamela Stephenson, is pretty much the same. Over the years Connolly has grown from Glasgow shipyard welder to folk-singing beardy hard man (yes there is such a thing) to darling of the good and great (or at least famous) around the world. That he is so many things to so many people while in no way compromising his core self can only be good. It would be no mean feat for Stephenson, then, to pen a history to that would satisfy Connolly audiences of fans and contemporaries from all periods of his life's journey. In most places, but in truth, not all, the author manages to do this well.The first half of the biography is somewhat anthropological in tone. Not surprisingly, a post-war Glasgow upbringing is somewhat alien to the antipodean author and Stephenson errs towards Angela's Ashes intonation as she describes her husband's tenement childhood (Scots readers may also find her regular translation of seemingly self-explanatory Scots phrases--which Connolly would use--obtuse). In contrast her examination of her experience of living with the comedian and his life from that point on is much better. Anecdotes which Connolly uses in his live shows pepper the text and laughs are raised as he tells of the time he was mistaken as a drug dealer on Speyside, of his cheeky friendships with cinema's elite and even through the more difficult times; the difficulty of balancing an almost manic humour with a troubled life. Pages turn quickly as we grow to understand more of what makes the man tick.Certainly fans of Billy Connolly will enjoy this book. It is not perfect but it is certainly entertaining and should fill a gap in the market until Billy--with his half-remembered stories and off-centre view of the world--decides to let us into his head as well as his history. There's surely one ideal way to do this and that's by writing his story himself. --Helen Lamont [less]

Biography
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Blood and sand [sound recording on CD]

Frank Gardner

2006    (Oakhill Publishing Limited)

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Language and Literature
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Bomber Command [sound recording on CD]

Max Hastings

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War
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David Attenborough Life Stories (BBC Audio)

David Attenborough

2009    3 Pages    (BBC Physical Audio)

3CD set. The complete BBC Radio 4 series feat. all twenty episodes about some of the strangest animals and plants in the world!

3CD set. The complete BBC Radio 4 series feat. all twenty episodes about some of the strangest animals and plants in the world! [less]

Nature and Animals
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Days from a Different World: A Memoir of Childhood [sound recording on CD]

John Simpson

2005    (Macmillan Digital Audio)

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Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East, The

Alistair Urquhart

2010    1 Pages    (Hachette Audio)

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Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, The

Bill Bryson

2006    (Chivers Audiobooks)

Complete and unabridged. Read by Bill Bryson. Playing time 7 hours 29 mins.

Complete and unabridged. Read by Bill Bryson. Playing time 7 hours 29 mins. [less]

Biography
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Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster (BBC Audio)

Sir David Attenborough

2010    (BBC Audiobooks Ltd)

When, aged 26, David Attenborough applied for a job in the BBC - which then meant radio - he was promptly turned down. But someone saw his rejected application letter and asked, would he like to try television? He would, and almost 60 years later he is still at it. This title tells his story.

When, aged 26, David Attenborough applied for a job in the BBC - which then meant radio - he was promptly turned down. But someone saw his rejected application letter and asked, would he like to try television? He would, and almost 60 years later he is still at it. This title tells his story. [less]

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News from No Man's Land: Reporting the World [sound recording on CD]

John Simpson

2008    (Macmillan Digital Audio)

John Simpson - News from No Mans Land CD

John Simpson - News from No Mans Land CD [less]

Biography
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Nobbut a Lad

Alan Titchmarsh

2007    1 Pages    (W. F. Howes Limited)

This is a real treat for Alan's fans. He revisits his childhood haunts and relives the events and memories that shaped him. Filled with down to earth humour and heart-warming stories about growing up in the countryside, all told in Alan's inimitable style.

This is a real treat for Alan's fans. He revisits his childhood haunts and relives the events and memories that shaped him. Filled with down to earth humour and heart-warming stories about growing up in the countryside, all told in Alan's inimitable style. [less]

Playaway Biography
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Notes from a Small Island [sound recording on CD]

Bill Bryson

2004    5 Pages    (Corgi Audio)

Brand new factory sealed, 5 great audiobook CD's, 6 hours playing time, fast dispatch, UK SELLER

Brand new factory sealed, 5 great audiobook CD's, 6 hours playing time, fast dispatch, UK SELLER [less]

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Occupational Hazards

Rory Stewart

2007    1 Pages    (W. F. Howes Limited)

Rory Stewart served as Senior British Representative in Maysan in Southern Iraq until the handover of power in June 2004. He kept a journal of his experiences while under fire and trying to negotiate a settlement between rival factions. His narrative describes what it was like to try and piece together a country after invasion.

Rory Stewart served as Senior British Representative in Maysan in Southern Iraq until the handover of power in June 2004. He kept a journal of his experiences while under fire and trying to negotiate a settlement between rival factions. His narrative describes what it was like to try and piece together a country after invasion. [less]

Playaway Biography
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Olive Farm, The

Carol Drinkwater

2007    1 Pages    (W. F. Howes Limited)

'The Olive Farm' is television actress Carol Drinkwater's lyrical account of a new life in France, about her house Yasmina and the trials and tribulations of acquiring an olive farm, restoring it, farming the olives and understanding life in Provence.

'The Olive Farm' is television actress Carol Drinkwater's lyrical account of a new life in France, about her house Yasmina and the trials and tribulations of acquiring an olive farm, restoring it, farming the olives and understanding life in Provence. [less]

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Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic [sound recording on CD]

Tom Holland

2006    (Whole Story Audiobooks)

The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among the marshes and hills, ended up ruling the known world...

The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among the marshes and hills, ended up ruling the known world... [less]

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Story of India (BBC Audio), The

Michael Wood

2007    8 Pages    (BBC Audiobooks Ltd)

Weaves a narrative out of the 10,000-year history of India. This title explores the way in which Indian ideas and inventions have shaped the history of the world. It shows how some of ancient India's conclusions about the nature of civilization have lost none of their relevance for our own times.

Weaves a narrative out of the 10,000-year history of India. This title explores the way in which Indian ideas and inventions have shaped the history of the world. It shows how some of ancient India's conclusions about the nature of civilization have lost none of their relevance for our own times. [less]

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Up and down in the Dales

Gervase Phinn

2007    (Chivers Audio Books)

This fourth book of reminiscences from the Yorkshire Dales school inspector will continue to delight and charm fans across the globe.

This fourth book of reminiscences from the Yorkshire Dales school inspector will continue to delight and charm fans across the globe. [less]

Playaway Biography
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Walden [sound recording on CD]

Henry David Thoreau

2004    (Naxos AudioBooks)

In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the town for the country. Beside the lake of Walden, he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect - while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged one of the great classics of American literature, a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that he saw as the main impulses of mid-19th century America.

In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the town for the country. Beside the lake of Walden, he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect - while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged one of the great classics of American literature, a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that he saw as the main impulses of mid-19th century America. [less]

Biography
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White slave [sound recording on CD]

Marco Pierre White

2006   

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Biography
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China [sound recording on CD]

Jung Chang

2004    (HarperCollins)

Title: Wild Swans Binding: Audiocd Author: Jung Chang Publisher: Harper Collins Audio

Title: Wild Swans Binding: Audiocd Author: Jung Chang Publisher: Harper Collins Audio [less]

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