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    • Pompeii - The Life of a Roman Town

    • De : Mary Beard
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 12 h et 35 min
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    Pompeii explodes a number of myths - among them, the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; and the death count, which was probably less than ten per cent of the population. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain’s leading classicist.

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    • Fascinating!

    • Écrit par : Pierre Gauthier le 26/08/2018

    Prix : 20,13 €

    • Lost in the Snow

    • De : Holly Webb
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 1 h et 11 min
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    Fluff is the smallest and weakest of the farm kittens, but she surprises everyone with her strength and spirit. Ella falls in love with Fluff straight away, but Ella's mother won't let her have a cat. What happens to kittens that nobody wants?

    Prix : 6,95 €

    • The Talisman Ring

    • De : Georgette Heyer
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    • Durée : 9 h et 26 min
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    The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice...

    Prix : 18,90 €

    • False Colours

    • De : Georgette Heyer
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 10 h et 54 min
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    The honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the Diplomatic Service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed that his identical twin, Evelyn, Earl of Denville, has disappeared without trace. Christopher, or Kit, the respectable brother, is forced into an outrageous masquerade by his wayward family's tangled affairs. But in the face of Evelyn's continued absence, even Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit.

    Prix : 20,13 €

    • The Ice Beneath Her

    • De : Camilla Grebe
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash, Katy Sobey, Andrew Wincott
    • Durée : 12 h et 48 min
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    Acclaimed Swedish author Camilla Grebe makes her solo American debut with a psychological thriller as cunning in its twists as it is captivating in its storytelling. A young woman is found beheaded in a business tycoon's marble-lined hallway. Jesper Orre, the scandal-ridden CEO of the retail chain Clothes&More, has vanished. Who is the dead woman? And who is the brutal killer who wielded the machete?

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    • nice moment

    • Écrit par : Seamrog_kc le 10/05/2019

    Prix : 27,42 €

    • Arabella

    • De : Georgette Heyer
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    • Durée : 10 h et 44 min
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    When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.

    Prix : 40,27 €

    • Venetia

    • De : Georgette Heyer
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 12 h et 36 min
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    Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul mate, or is she playing with fire?

    Prix : 42,29 €

    • The Female Detective

    • De : Andrew Forrester
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 8 h et 56 min
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    Mrs Gladden uses similar methods to her male counterparts - she enters scenes of crime incognito, tracking down killers while trying to conceal her own tracks and her identity from others. She does much physical detective work, examining scenes of crime, looking for clues and employing all manner of skill, subterfuge, observation and charm to achieve her ends. Characteristic of the casebooks of the time, Forrester's book features various cases narrated by Mrs Gladden, including murder, fraud and the sale of a baby.

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • Miss Seeton Sings

    • A Miss Seeton Mystery, Book 4
    • De : Heron Carvic
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 9 h et 18 min
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    When a flood of perfectly faked banknotes hits the market, retired art teacher Miss Emily Seeton, the Yard's famed ‘MissEss', is chosen to investigate a respected Geneva bank. Somehow, the forger is also mixed up in the theft of valuable paintings, so it's ‘set an artist to catch an artist.' But Miss S. is new to air travel – surely the names Geneva and ‘Genova' must be the same place? Bamboozling both the crooks and the police who vainly try to keep tabs on her, innocently humming the fraudsters' musical password, she trips gaily along the dangerous trail. Serene amidst every kind of skullduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella!

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • Witch Miss Seeton

    • De : Heron Carvic
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 6 h et 23 min
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    A sudden interest in the occult swept through the English village of Plummergen, with Ouija boards replacing the best china in many a cozy cottage. It might be quite the thing for maiden ladies and persnickity aunts, but it wasn't Miss Seeton's cup of tea...until Scotland Yard requested she go undercover to investigate some sinister shenanigans in the Kentish countryside. A flim-flam was afoot in the local witches' coven...and magic could be a prelude to murder most foul.

    Prix : 19,14 €

    • Miss Seeton Quilts the Village

    • De : Hamilton Crane
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 9 h et 9 min
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    Miss Seeton returns! A new original (the first in almost 20 years) for this classic series of humorous cozy mysteries created by Heron Carvic. It's practically a royal marriage! The highly eligible son of Miss Seeton's old friends Sir George and Lady Colveden has wed the daughter of a French count.

    Prix : 19,14 €

    • Miss Seeton Draws the Line

    • A Miss Seeton Mystery
    • De : Heron Carvic
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 7 h et 30 min
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    Miss Seeton is most embarrassed. Her every attempt at a portrait of little Effie Goffer has become a chilling picture of a corpse. Is Miss Seeton actually drawing a clue to a series of child murders in rural England? Scotland Yard thinks so, and wants Miss Seeton to turn from sketching...to catching a killer skilled in a very deadly art. Retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles. Armed with only her sketch pad and umbrella, she is every inch an eccentric English spinster and at every turn the most lovable and unlikely master of detection.

    Prix : 19,14 €

    • Picture Miss Seeton

    • A Miss Seeton Mystery, Book 1
    • De : Heron Carvic
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 7 h et 22 min
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    When Miss Seeton walks out after a performance of Carmen and witnesses a real-life stabbing, all she can recall is a shadowy figure. But how could she have guessed that her latest artistic endeavor is a picture-perfect portrait of the killer? Her sketch puts her in a perilous position, for back at her recently inherited cottage in Plummergen village, she's fated to be a sitting duck...for murder most foul!

    Prix : 19,76 €

    • Henry VIII: King and Court

    • De : Alison Weir
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 25 h et 41 min
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    This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but also a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history.

    Prix : 23,50 €

    • Landskipping

    • Painters, Ploughmen and Places
    • De : Anna Pavord
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 7 h et 22 min
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    Landskipping is a ravishing celebration of landscape, its iridescent beauty and its potential to comfort, awe and mesmerise. In spirit as romantic as rational, Anna Pavord explores the different ways in which we have, throughout the ages, responded to the land. In the 18th century, artists first started to paint English scenery, and the lakes, as well as Snowdon, began to attract a new kind of visitor: the landscape tourist.

    Prix : 15,33 €

    • The Tulip

    • De : Anna Pavord
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    • Durée : 9 h
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    With a new introduction exclusively in audio, read by Anna Pavord. The Tulip is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their parts in the development of the tulip into the worldwide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour, mirrors economic booms and busts and plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution.

    Prix : 15,33 €

    • Georgette Heyer

    • Biography of a Bestseller
    • De : Jennifer Kloester
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    • Durée : 14 h et 39 min
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    Georgette Heyer remains an enduring international best seller, read and loved by four generations of readers and extolled by today's best-selling authors. Despite her enormous popularity, she never gave an interview or appeared in public. Georgette Heyer wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, when she was 17 in order to amuse her convalescent brother. It was published in 1921 to instant success, and 90 years later it has never been out of print.

    Prix : 23,98 €

    • The Second Mrs. Darcy

    • De : Elizabeth Aston
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 11 h et 8 min
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    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a husband. So say the friends and family of impoverished widow Octavia Darcy when she unexpectedly inherits a fortune, but she has a different view and looks forward to a new life of independence.

    Prix : 24,71 €

    • Mr. Darcy's Dream

    • De : Elizabeth Aston
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    • Durée : 8 h et 47 min
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    When Phoebe, a young niece of Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy, is shattered by an unhappy romance, she retreats to Pemberley and is joined by kind-hearted Louisa Bingley, unmarried after three London seasons. Once the young ladies are situated in the house, several handsome strangers also arrive - all hopeful of winning the girls' hearts.

    Prix : 19,76 €

    • The Darcy Connection

    • De : Elizabeth Aston
    • Lu par : Phyllida Nash
    • Durée : 10 h et 17 min
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    In The Darcy Connection, Mr. Collins of Pride and Prejudice is now the Bishop of Ripon, living with his wife Charlotte and their two daughters, who have reached marriageable age. The elder, another Charlotte, is extraordinarily beautiful, and her parents hope her looks and connections will ensure a brilliant marriage. Her sister Eliza, while not as handsome, possesses a lively intelligence that, in Mr. Collins's opinion, is too like her godmother Mrs. Darcy.

    Prix : 23,93 €

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