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    • The Bolter

    • Written by: Frances Osborne
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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    In an age of bolters - women who broke the rules and fled their marriages - Idina Sackville was the most celebrated of them all. Her relentless affairs, wild sex parties, and brazen flaunting of convention shocked high society and inspired countless writers and artists, from Nancy Mitford to Greta Garbo. But Idina’s compelling charm masked the pain of betrayal and heartbreak.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Map of Knowledge

    • A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found
    • Written by: Violet Moller
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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    The foundations of modern knowledge - philosophy, math, astronomy, geography - were laid by the Greeks, whose ideas were written on scrolls and stored in libraries across the Mediterranean and beyond. But as the vast Roman Empire disintegrated, so did appreciation of these precious texts. Christianity cast a shadow over so-called pagan thought, books were burned, and the library of Alexandria, the greatest repository of classical knowledge, was destroyed. Yet some texts did survive and The Map of Knowledge explores the role played by seven cities around the Mediterranean....

    Price: CDN$ 30.70

    • The Massey Murder

    • A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country
    • Written by: Charlotte Gray
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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    In February 1915, a member of one of Canada’s wealthiest families was shot and killed on the front porch of his home in Toronto as he was returning from work. Carrie Davies, an 18-year-old domestic servant, quickly confessed. But who was the victim here? Charles "Bert" Massey, a scion of a famous family, or the frightened, perhaps mentally unstable Carrie, a penniless British immigrant?

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • Corsets and Codpieces

    • A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era
    • Written by: Karen Bowman
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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    Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors. In the days before cosmetic surgery, people used bum rolls and bombastic breeches to augment their figures, painted their faces with poisonous concoctions, and doused themselves with scent to cover body odor.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Suffragette

    • My Own Story
    • Written by: Emmeline Pankhurst
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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    With insight and great wit, Emmeline Pankhurst's autobiography chronicles the beginnings of her interest in feminism through to her militant and controversial fight for women's right to vote. While Emmeline received a good education, attending an all-girls school and being expected to conform to social norms, she rebelled against conventional women's roles. At the age of 14 a meeting of women's rights activists sparked a lifelong passion in her to fight for women's freedom, and she would later claim that it was on that day she became a suffragist.

    Price: CDN$ 35.03