New This Month
Our world-premiere recording of Magda Szabó’s The Door reveals an atmospheric and moving tale about the complicated relationship between a writer and her mysterious housekeeper. A modern European classic, this gem of a book spawned a film starring Helen Mirren in 2012. Loyalty and pride are also at stake in Washington Square as a young woman battles for her independence; and meanwhile children’s favourite Benjamin Soames reads More Great Scientists and Their Discoveries, a riveting snapshot of nine great thinkers.
Siân Thomas gives us The Door, a compelling story about two women of opposing backgrounds and personalities: one, an intellectual and writer; the other, her housekeeper, a mysterious, elderly woman who sets her own rules. One of Hungary’s best-known writers, Magda Szabó here explores themes of love, loyalty, pride and privacy.
Washington Square tells the poignant and gently comic story of Catherine Sloper, a sweet and unassuming young heiress, and her fortune-seeking suitor Morris Townsend. Ms Sloper must battle with her father and aunt to win her independence and maturity. Adam Sims delivers a memorable reading of this popular Henry James novel.
More Great Scientists and Their Discoveries from David Angus features the lives of nine more remarkable scientists. From Copernicus and Halley to Linnaeus, Humboldt and Oppenheimer, reader Benjamin Soames explores key developments in astronomy, nuclear physics and the natural sciences in his usual friendly and engaging manner.