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Ghostwalk ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor

10 discs

Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found dead in the river Cam, just as she was about to finish her unconventional study of Isaac Newton’s infatuation with alchemy. Lydia Brooke is asked by Elizabeth’s son, Cameron, her former lover, to finish the book. Soon the affair has been rekindled, and Lydia, ensconced in Elizabeth’s studio, is experiencing all variety of otherworldly phenomena: movements of light across the walls, vanished papers, even the possible interference in her work of a seventeenth-century rival of Newton’s. Can a series of Cambridge murders in the present, all apparently connected to Cameron’s scientific research, be linked to a similar series of deaths in the seventeenth century that opened the door for Newton to win a professorship?  -Booklist

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Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor
6 Discs

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Specie, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859 and nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities.  That same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a great deal to consider as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates.  Charles and Emma is a thought-provoking account of the marriage behind evolutionary theory: how their personal lives affected his work and vice versa. 

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The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor
12 discs

Upon learning that she has been falsely accused of plagiarism, the normally mild-mannered Charlotte Brontë sets off for London to clear her name. But when she unintentionally witnesses a murder, Charlotte finds herself embroiled in a dangerous chain of events that forces her to confront demons from her past

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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerdan, John Lee, Rosalyn Landor and Juliet Mills

7 discs

As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II when writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey Island. After friends are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island they come up with the book club as a spur-of-the-moment alibi. Yet the book club seems to be the answer to much of their anxiety during the war.

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The Children’s Book ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor
24 discs

When Olive Wellwood’s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum, the talented working-class boy is introduced into a completely new world.   Olive takes Philip home to meet her family and friends all of whom could be characters out of one of  her magical tales.  Yet this world conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces.

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We Two: Victoria & Albert ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor

15 discs

This is a revolutionary portrait of a queen and her prince, revealing at once both an intimate but far-from-idyllic relationship that succeeded against all odds as the strong, feisty queen and the brilliant, fragile prince worked together to build a family based on support, trust, and fidelity.

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The Historian ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jim Ward, Rosalyn Landor and Robin Atkin Downes

10 discs

the_historian__19_smallA young woman discovers an ancient book and a cache of old letters in her father’s library, and thus begins her adventurous quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, a search that will span continents and generations, and a confrontation with the darkest powers of evil.

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