• The Scarlet Pimpernel (unabridged)

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The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy’s hugely popular novel about a masked vigilante who recues aristocrats from the guillotine during the French Revolution, is given a new lease of life in an exhilarating recording by Bill Homewood. Matt Addis brings us a mesmerising panorama of fantasy, romance, tragedy and humour with The Mabinogion, and Adam Sims returns to the seamless prose of Henry James with The Bostonians. We also have the second instalments of our exclusive Gerald Durrell and Concise Histories series: The Whispering Land and A Concise History of France.

The Scarlet Pimpernel (unabridged)

With the Reign of Terror at its peak, and the death toll mounting, France’s violent revolutionists suddenly find themselves frustrated

The Mabinogion (unabridged)

Compiled in Middle Welsh during the 12th and 13th centuries, the Mabinogion is a mesmerising panorama of fantasy, romance, tragedy…

The Bostonians (unabridged)

Taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, a decade after the Civil War, The Bostonians tells the story of two cousins who battle for the…

The Whispering Land (unabridged)

Following on from the events in A Zoo in My Luggage, The Whispering Land sees Gerald Durrell and his wife Jacquie travel to Argentina to…

A Concise History of France (unabridged)

Ranging from the early Middle Ages to the present, this is one of the broadest and most up-to-date studies of French history available in English.

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The NAB Blog: Winter Ghost Stories – Tales from the Other Side
Ghost Stories (unabridged)

This time of year, with its dark evenings and cosy fires, lends itself to the telling of ghost stories. Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw opens very much in this vein: ‘The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, …

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