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    • The Philosopher and the Wolf

    • Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happines
    • De : Mark Rowlands
    • Lu par : Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 7 h et 18 min
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    This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to reevaluate his attitude toward love, happiness, nature, and death.

    Prix : 15,33 €

    • Victoria

    • A Life
    • De : A N Wilson
    • Lu par : Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 19 h et 15 min
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    To many Queen Victoria was a ruler shrouded in myth and mystique, portrayed as an aging, stiff widow. But in truth Britain’s longest-reigning monarch was passionate, expressive, humorous, and unconventional. A. N. Wilson’s exhaustively researched and definitive biography includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources, showing us Queen Victoria as she’s never been seen before.

    Prix : 43,75 €

    • Of Fortunes and War

    • Clare Hollingworth, first of the female war correspondents
    • De : Patrick Garrett
    • Lu par : Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 13 h et 37 min
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    After an illustrious career spanning the 20th century, legendary journalist Clare Hollingworth died in Hong Kong, age 105, in January 2017. She was famous for getting 'the scoop of the century': the outbreak of the Second World War. From witnessing the first aerial bombings against England in the First World War through Hitler's Blitzkrieg, Clare's résumé included desert war in North Africa, civil war in Greece, terrorism in Jerusalem, naming Philby as the Third Man, and guerrilla warfare in Vietnam and Borneo.

    Prix : 24,48 €

    • Maigret's Memoirs

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 35
    • De : Georges Simenon
    • Lu par : Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 3 h et 29 min
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    Maigret sets the record straight and tells the story of his own life, giving a rare glimpse into the mind of the great inspector - and the writer who would immortalise him. 'I can still see Simenon coming into my office the next day, pleased with himself, displaying even more self-confidence, if possible, than before, but nevertheless with a touch of anxiety in his eyes.... He trumpeted these last words as if they were a sensational discovery. Making it seem truer than life, that's the crux of it. Well, I've made you truer than life.'

    Prix : 11,24 €

    • Bomb

    • My Autobiography
    • De : Adam Jones
    • Lu par : Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 10 h et 26 min
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    A hugely entertaining career autobiography from a true legend of Welsh rugby and a genuine cult figure. In rugby there are the Flash Harrys and the Glory Boys: the fly-halves who run, kick and dazzle; the scrum-halves who nip and dart; the wingers who step and glide. These are the players who get the crowd on their feet, who set stadiums abuzz. But they only get to do these things because other, less glorified figures do all of the donkey work. Adam Jones is one such figure.

    Prix : 20,45 €

    • One Wild Song

    • A Voyage in a Lost Son's Wake
    • De : Paul Heiney
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    • Durée : 7 h et 12 min
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    When Countrywise presenter Paul Heiney's son, Nicholas, committed suicide aged 23, Paul and his wife, Times columnist Libby Purves, were rocked to the core. Nicholas had been a highly gifted, promising young man, although he had struggled to keep his head above water at times as severe depression slowly dragged him down over many years.

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • 80 Not Out

    • My Favourite Cricket Memories
    • De : Dickie Bird
    • Lu par : Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 7 h et 7 min
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    Highlights of a career in cricket from Britain's favourite umpire.Hardly a week goes by without Dickie Bird visiting a county or Test match arena where he can keep up to date with all that is happening in the cricket world, while at the same time taking the opportunity to reflect, in the company of old friends and acquaintances, on his own colourful contribution to the sport that lasted for over half a century. Dickie remains the most famous umpire of them all and is still highly respected throughout the world.

    Prix : 21,47 €

    • The Lodger

    • Shakespeare on Silver Street
    • De : Charles Nicholl
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    • Durée : 9 h et 18 min
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    In 1612, Shakespeare gave evidence at the Court of Requests in Westminster - providing us with the only surviving record of his spoken words. The case seems routine - a dispute over an unpaid marriage-dowry - but it opens up an unexpected window into the dramatist's famously obscure life-story. Charles Nicholl applies a powerful biographical magnifying glass to this fascinating but neglected episode in Shakespeare's life.

    Prix : 23,83 €

    • Black Diamonds

    • The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty
    • De : Catherine Bailey
    • Lu par : Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 15 h et 12 min
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    Wentworth is today a crumbling and forgotten palace in Yorkshire. Yet just 100 years ago it was the ancestral pile of the Fitzwilliams' - an aristocratic clan whose home and life were fuelled by coal mining. This is the story of their spectacular decline: of inheritance fights; rumours of a changeling and of lunacy; philandering earls; illicit love; war heroism: a tragic connection to the Kennedys'; violent deaths: mining poverty and squalor; and a class war that literally ripped apart the local landscape.

    Prix : 40,88 €

    • Must You Go?

    • De : Antonia Fraser
    • Lu par : Sandra Duncan, Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 11 h et 13 min
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    Celebrated playwright Harold Pinter and critically acclaimed biographer Antonia Fraser lived together from August 1975 until his death 33 years later, on Christmas Eve 2008. Must You Go? is an eccentric, hilarious, and often moving testimony of their life together, based partly on Antonia Fraser's own diaries and also her own recollections of their fascinating life together. It is, above all, a compelling love story.

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • Prince William: Born to Be King

    • De : Penny Junor
    • Lu par : Penny Junor, Gareth Armstrong, Clare Corbett, and others
    • Durée : 13 h et 25 min
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    Prince William has emerged as the people's prince, surfacing from a lifetime of scrutiny and speculation as a discerning and charming young man, determined to serve the nation he loves. His wedding to long-term sweetheart Kate Middleton last year was watched by over two billion people around the world. Protective of his new bride, William has emphasised that he's keen to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. He has inherited an instinctive empathy for others.

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • Last of the Few

    • The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It
    • De : Max Arthur
    • Lu par : Tim Pigott-Smith, David Shaw-Parker, Patience Tomlinson, and others
    • Durée : 4 h et 3 min
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    After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler’s inevitable invasion attempt. For the German Army to be landed across the Channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies – the RAF would have to be broken – so every day, throughout the summer, German bombers pounded the RAF air bases in the southern counties.

    Prix : 18,41 €

    • My Life on a Hillside Allotment

    • De : Terry Walton
    • Lu par : Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 7 h et 36 min
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    Terry Walton has kept an allotment for over 50 years - man and boy - in the Rhondda valley in South Wales. He started when he was 4, helping on his dad's plot on the side of the mountain, when he was sent to cut bracken and collect sheep manure by the bucketful to feed the rows of vegetables. By the time he was 11 he had his own plot - the youngest ever to do so - and while still in his teens established an allotment empire to grow the vegetables and flowers he sold to local customers.

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    • The Quest for Queen Mary

    • De : James Pope-Hennessy, Hugo Vickers - editor
    • Lu par : Tim Bentinck, Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 9 h et 24 min
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    The highly acclaimed unexpurgated notes taken by James Pope-Hennessy for his official biography of Queen Mary, the present Queen's grandmother. Published in full for the first time and edited by much-admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers. When James Pope-Hennessy began his work on Queen Mary's official biography, it opened the door to meetings with royalty, court members and retainers around Europe. The series of candid observations, secrets and indiscretions contained in his notes were to be kept private for 50 years....

    Prix : 21,54 €