A kindly voice from the ´lost or stolen´ option at the other end of the phone confirmed that no one had taken money from her cards in the short time they´d gone missing. Thank heavens. She decided there was no need to cancel them. When Georgie Hamilton´s car goes missing and then reappears outside her house hours later, her family is convinced she must have left it there - after all, her handbag is still on the backseat. But as her bank accounts start being emptied and her husband´s and clients´ funds are raided too, it´s clear someone has stolen her identity and is playing fast and loose with it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meriel Scholfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000717/bk_oakh_000717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the best loved and most recognisable English novelists of her generation. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and her critically acclaimed novels The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), An Awfully Big Adventure (1990), Every Man for Himself (1996) and Master Georgie (1998) confirmed her status as one of the major literary figures of the last 50 years. A unique voice in fiction, and unforgettable in person, Beryl Bainbridge was famous for her gregarious drinking habits and her unconventional lifestyle. Yet underneath the public image of a quirky eccentric, lay a complex and sometimes traumatic private life that she rarely talked about and which was often only hinted at in her novels. In this first full-length biography, Brendan King draws on a mass of unpublished letters and diaries to reveal the real woman behind the popular image. He explores Bainbridge’s difficult childhood in Formby, her career as a young actress at the Liverpool Playhouse, and her life as a single mother and writer in Camden Town. Along the way he tackles her complex private life: her failed marriage to the painter Austin Davies, her affairs, and her longstanding relationship with her publisher, Colin Haycraft. This frank portrait of Beryl Bainbridge tells the story of a life that is every bit as dramatic and compelling as one of her own perfectly-crafted novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027983/bk_adbl_027983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a stunning follow-up to her best-selling debut, Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh returns with Baker Towers, a compelling story of love and loss in a western Pennsylvania mining town in the years after World War II. Born and raised on Bakerton´s Polish Hill, the five Novak children come of age during wartime, a thrilling era when the world seems on the verge of changing forever. The oldest, Georgie, serves on a minesweeper in the South Pacific and glimpses life beyond Bakerton, a promising future he is determined to secure at all costs. His sister Dorothy takes a job in Washington, D.C., and finds she is unprepared for city life. Brilliant Joyce becomes the family´s keystone, bitterly aware of the opportunities she might have had elsewhere. Sandy sails through life on his looks and charm, and Lucy, the volatile baby, devours the family´s attention and develops a bottomless appetite for love. Baker Towers is a family saga and a love story, a hymn to a time and place long gone, to America´s industrial past and the men and women we now call the Greatest Generation. This is a feat of imagination from an extraordinary new voice in American fiction, a writer of enormous power and skill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000934/bk_harp_000934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook includes an exclusive interview between the author, Sally Bayley, and a mentee of Sally’s, Georgie Newson, who first met when they read Jane Eyre together. They talk about the stories that have been woven into the book, the reflective nature of literature, the influence of Jane Eyre on their lives and much more. Sally grew up in a dilapidated house by the sea where men were forbidden, her childhood world filled with mystery and intrigue. Hippies trailed through the kitchen looking for God - their leader was Aunt Di, who ruled the house with charismatic force. When Sally’s baby brother vanished from his pram, she became suspicious of the activities going on around her. What happened to Baby David and the woman called Poor Sue? And where did all the people singing and wailing prayers in the front room suddenly go? Disappearing into a world of books and reading, Sally adopts the tried and tested methods of Miss Marple. Taking books for hints and clues, she turns herself into a reading detective. Her discovery of Jane Eyre marks the beginning of a vivid journey through Victorian literature, where she also finds the kind, eccentric figure of Charles Dickens’ Betsey Trotwood. These characters soon become her heroines, acting as a part of an alternative family, offering humour and guidance during many difficult moments in Sally’s life. Combining the voices of literary characters with those of her real-life counterparts, Girl with Dove reads as a magical series of strange encounters, climaxing with a comic performance of Shakespeare in the children’s home where Sally is eventually sent. Weaving literary classics with a young girl’s coming of age story, this is a book that testifies to the transformative power of reading and the literary imagination. Mixing fairy tale, literary classics, nursery rhymes and folklore, it is the story of a child’s adventure in wonderland and search for truth 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Bayley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003891/bk_hcuk_003891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Description169 classic songs arranged for piano, voice and Guitar.A wealth of all-time favourite songs for children, including Nursery rhymes, campfire songs and folk tunes, plus traditional games and activities all gathered together in one great collection.Titles include Simple Simon, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, Blowing Bubbles, Ride A Cock Horse, Frere Jacques, Doctor Foster, Now The Day Is Over, Hush, Little Baby, What Are Little Boys Made Of?, All The Pretty Little Horses, There Was A Crooked Man & Three Little Kittens plus many more!SonglistA Tisket, A TasketA-Hunting We Will GoAlice the CamelAll The Pretty Little HorsesAlouette, Gentille AlouetteBaa! Baa! Black SheepBaby Bumble BeeBlowing BubblesBobby ShaftoeBye, Baby BuntingCamptown RacesChook ChookCock-a-doodle-dooCurly LocksDaddy FoxDiddle Diddle Dumpling, My Son JohnDing Dong, BellDo Your Ears Hang Low?Doctor FosterDry BonesEeensy Weensy SpiderFee! Fi! Foe! Fum!Fiddle-de-deeFive Little DucksFive Little Speckled FrogsFound A PeanutFrere JacquesFrog Went A-courtin´Georgie PorgieGing Gang GooliGoing Over The SeaGoosey Goosey GanderGrandfather´s ClockGreen Grow The Rashes, OHark, Hark, The Dogs Do BarkHave A Little DogHead, Shoulders, Knees And ToesHere We Go Gathering Nuts In MayHere We Go Looby LooHere We Go ´Round The Mulberry BushHey Diddle DiddleHickory, Dickory DockHob Shoe HobHot Cross BunsHumpty DumptyHush, Little BabyHush-a-bye, BabyI Had A Little Nut TreeI Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A FlyI Love Little PussyIf You´re Happy And You Know ItI´m A NutIt´s Raining, It´s PouringJack And JillJack Be NimbleJesus Loves MeKnicky Knacky Knocky NooKum Ba YahLadybird, LadybirdLavender´s BlueLazy Katy, Will You Get Up?Little Bird, Little BirdLittle Bo-peepLittle Boy BlueLittle GirlLittle Jack HornerLittle Miss MuffetLittle Polly FlindersLittle Tommy TuckerLondon BridgeLondon´s BurningLucy LocketMary Had A Little LambMary, Mary, Quite ContraryMerrily We Roll AlongMichael FinneganMichael Row The Boat AshoreMiss Polly Had A DollyMy Hat It Has Three CornersMy Lady´s GardenNobody Loves MeNow I Lay Me Down To SleepNow The Day Is OverOh, Dear! What Can The Matter Be?Oh, We Can Play It On The Big Bass DrumOld BlueOld Davey JonesOld Hogan´s GoatOld King ColeOld Macdonald Had A FarmOld Mother HubbardOn Top Of Old SmokeyOne ElephantOne Finger, One ThumbOne Man Went To MowOne, Two, Buckle My ShoeOne, Two, Three, Four, FiveOranges And LemonsPat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker´s ManPeanut Sat On A Railroad TrackPease Porridge HotPeter PiperPeter, Peter, Pumpkin EaterPolly Put The Kettle OnPolly Wolly DoodlePop Goes The WeaselPussy Cat, Pussy CatRide A Cock HorseRing-A-Ring O´ RosesRock-a-bye BabyRound And Round The GardenRound The VillageRow, Row, Row Your BoatRub-a-dub-dub, Three Men In A TubSee-saw Margery DawShe´ll Be Comin´ ´Round The MountianShort´nin´ BreadSimple SimonSing A Song Of SixpenceSkip To My LouSleep, Baby, SleepSoldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me?Sur Le Pont D´avignonTeddy Bear, Teddy BearTen Green BottlesTen Little PigsThe Animal FairThe Ants Come MarchingThe Barnyard SongThe Bear Went Over The MountainThe Drunken SailorThe Farmer In The DellThe Grand Old Duke Of YorkThe Muffin ManThe Music ManThe North Wind Doth BlowThe Owl And The PussycatThe Quartermaster´s StoreThe Rainbow SongThe Wheels On The BusThere Was A Crooked ManThere Was A PrincessThere Was An Old FrogThere Was An Old ManThere Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A ShoeThere Were Ten In A BedThere´s A Hole In My BucketThis Little Pig Went To MarketThis Old ManThree Blind MiceThree Little KittensTom, Tom, The Piper´s SonTommy ThumbTurn Again, WhittingtonTwinkle, Twinkle, Little StarTwo Little ChickensTwo Little Dickie BirdsUnderneath The Spreading Chestnut TreeWee Willie WinkieWhat Are Little Boys Made Of?When Johnny Comes Marching HomeWhere Are You Going To My Pretty Maid?Where Is Thumbkin?Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?Who Killed Cock Robin?Why Doesn´t My Goose?Yankee DoodleYou´ll Never Get To Heaven