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    • A Question of Trust

    • Written by: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
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    A Question of Trust is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, glamour, love, desire and conflict. London, 1950s. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife, Alice, shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match. Then, out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers.

    Price: CDN$ 35.80

    • The Private Lives of the Tudors

    • Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
    • Written by: Tracy Borman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
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    The Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the evening, one of her female servants would sleep at the end of her bed. These attendants knew the truth behind the glamorous exterior.

    Price: CDN$ 35.80

    • Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups

    • Written by: Ben Holden
    • Narrated by: Ben Holden, Sandra Duncan, Luke Thompson, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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    Some of today's greatest storytellers reveal their choices of the ideal grown-up bedtime story: writers such as Margaret Drabble, Ken Follett, Tessa Hadley, Robert Macfarlane, Patrick Ness, Tony Robinson, and Warsan Shire. Fold away your laptop and shut down your mobile phone. Curl up and crash out with the ultimate bedside book, one you'll return to again and again. Full of laughter and tears, moonlight and magic, Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups joyfully provides the dream way to end the day - and begin the night....

    Price: CDN$ 20.62

    • The Keeper of Lost Things

    • Written by: Ruth Hogan
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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    Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters....

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    • By Miss Conduct on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

    • Written by: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
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    Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, a maker of maps, but when her husband's work takes her to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map the Kingdom's areas of internal darkness. The regime is corrupt and harsh, and the streets are not a woman's territory; so she becomes confined in her flat. As her days empty of certainty and purpose, her life becomes a blank – waiting to be filled by violence and disaster.

    Price: CDN$ 29.93

    • Travelling to Infinity

    • The True Story Behind 'The Theory of Everything'
    • Written by: Jane Hawking
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
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    In this compelling memoir, Jane Hawking relates the inside story of her extraordinary marriage. As Stephen's academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motor neurone disease, and Jane's candid account of trying to balance his 24-hour care with the needs of their growing family is inspirational. This is a book about optimism, love and change that will resonate with listeners everywhere.

    Price: CDN$ 37.38

    • Fear in the Sunlight: Josephine Tey Series, Book 4

    • Written by: Nicola Upson
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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    Summer, 1936: Writer Josephine Tey joins her friends in Portmeirion, meeting with Alfred Hitchcock to sign a film deal. Hitchcock has a few tricks planned to keep the party entertained, but things get out of hand when a Hollywood actress is brutally murdered. As fear and suspicion take over, Chief Inspector Archie Penrose becomes unsatisfied with the investigation. Several years later another horrific murder drives Penrose back to Portmeirion to uncover the shocking truth.

    Price: CDN$ 23.77

    • Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey

    • Written by: The Countess Of Carnarvon
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan, Jenny Ogilvie, Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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    Sometimes the facts are even more extraordinary than the fiction... This book tells the story of Lady Catherine, a beautiful American girl who became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes' award-winning drama Downton Abbey. Charming and charismatic, Catherine caught the eye of Lord Porchester (or 'Porchey', as he was known) when she was just 20 years old, and wearing a pale yellow dress at a ball. She had already turned down 14 proposals before she eventually married Porchey in 1922.

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • The Century Girls

    • Written by: Tessa Dunlop
    • Narrated by: Tessa Dunlop, Sandra Duncan, Anna Bentinck, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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    In 2018 Britain will celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote; during the intervening 10 decades the lives of women in this country have been transformed. Told in their own voices, The Century Girls celebrates seven centenarians who lived that change: what they saw, how they were treated, who they loved, what they did and where they are now. With stories that are intimately knitted into the history of these islands, The Century Girls is a time-travel adventure featuring society’s oldest, most precious national treasures.  

    Price: CDN$ 19.66

    • A Perfect Heritage

    • Written by: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
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    The House of Farrell - home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its bijoux flagship store in the Berkeley Arcade since 1953. At Farrell, you can rely on the personal touch. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the company's figurehead and in her kingdom at the Berkeley Arcade, Florence Hamilton plies their cosmetics with the utmost discretion. She is sales advisor - and holder of secrets - extraordinaire. But of course the world of cosmetics is changing and the once glorious House of Farrell is now in decline.

    Price: CDN$ 35.80

    • Enid Blyton's Summer Stories

    • Contains 27 Classic Blyton Tales
    • Written by: Enid Blyton
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
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    A wonderful selection of 27 short stories about holidays by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton. School's out! So go on a picnic, visit the seaside or throw coconuts at the fair in this enchanting collection of stories perfect for summer holidays.

    Price: CDN$ 14.31

    • The Decision

    • Written by: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 30 hrs and 54 mins
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    A love affair...between Matt Shaw, self-made property tycoon, and Eliza Clark, dazzling fashion editor and one-time Deb of the Year. Their story spans sixties London, the extravagance of Milan and the lovely decaying country house that has been in Eliza's family for generations, and the source of huge trouble itself.

    Price: CDN$ 19.12

    • A Change of Climate

    • Written by: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
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    Ralph and Anna Eldred live in the big Red House in Norfolk, raising their four children and devoting their lives to charity. But the constant flood of 'good souls and sad cases' welcomed into their home hides the growing crises in their own family. From the violent townships of South Africa to the windswept countryside of Norfolk, this is an epic yet subtle family saga about what happens when trust is broken...

    Price: CDN$ 24.90

    • The Wizard's Umbrella Story Collection

    • Written by: Enid Blyton
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson, Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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    A selection of enchanting stories by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton. Ribby the Gnome has a very bad habit: he always borrows things and never brings them back! But when he takes a wizard's umbrella and doesn't return it, he's in for a horrible surprise. The umbrella is magic, and it is very angry!

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • Stories of Wizards and Witches

    • Contains 25 Classic Blyton Tales
    • Written by: Enid Blyton
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson, Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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    This collection of 25 short stories is populated by every sort of magical and mysterious creature, from a grumpy wizard who is outwitted by an elf to a pixie who rides on a rabbit. Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are perfect for introducing her to the latest generation of listeners.

    Price: CDN$ 14.31

    • The Thread

    • Written by: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
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    Thessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a devastating fire sweeps through the thriving Greek city where Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side. Five years later, Katerina Sarafoglou's home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army. Losing her mother in the chaos, she flees across the sea to an unknown destination in Greece. Soon her life will become entwined with Dimitri's, and with the story of the city itself, as war, fear and persecution begin to divide its people.

    Price: CDN$ 25.95

    • Cartes Postales from Greece

    • Written by: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens, Victoria Hislop, Esther Wane, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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    Week after week the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A. With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After six months, to her disappointment, they cease. But the montage she has created on the wall of her flat has cast a spell. She must see this country for herself.

    Price: CDN$ 32.94

    • Everest - The First Ascent

    • Written by: Harriet Tuckey
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
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    On 29 May, 1953, the summit of Mount Everest was finally reached. The achievement brought fame and honours to many involved - except the man who made the ascent possible. Now, for the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Everest - The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed.

    Price: CDN$ 32.79

    • The President's Hat

    • Written by: Antoine Laurain
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson, Peter Noble, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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    Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. After the presidential party has gone, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand’s black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments’ soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It’s a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow...different.

    Price: CDN$ 12.29

    • Five O'Clock Tales

    • Written by: Enid Blyton
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson, Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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    Forty-five magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best loved children's authors. Fly away with the Snippet Pixies in search of a new home, discover the secret ingredient in the fairies' spell to make people better and join Chitter the gnome as he discovers a Wishing-Balloon! Ideal for bedtime these magical short stories for five- to eight-year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.

    Price: CDN$ 13.66

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