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from 08 September 2020 to 22 September 2020

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 S14097
 S14450
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 S15002
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 S15006
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Books produced in the past    ( Total: 14 )

Nonfiction

  • Title : The Girl from Baghdad
    The Girl from Baghdad
    • Author : Nouri, Michelle
    • Narrator : Narrated by Kerry Fasolo and recorded by Jane Gibbs.
    • System Number : S14097
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 1 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      The true story of a woman torn between two worlds.
      The true story of a woman torn between two worlds. Michelle Nouri was born in Prague but grew up in vibrant pre-war Baghdad. Her privileged Iraqi childhood was like a fable; full of sun and games with her sisters and cousins in the crowded house of Bibi, matriarch of the powerful Nouri family. As a young girl, Michelle didn't fully understand the tensions between East and West that existed in her upbringing - Muslim ceremonies, Christian friends, Communist restrictions, private ballet classes and overseas trips. Her adolescence complicated things as family tradition dictated she should marry a cousin. She resisted - and instead found herself flirting with Uday Hussein, Saddam's eldest son. He invited her into a seductive world of tennis matches and moonlit concerts. But then, without warning, her privileged world imploded. The idyllic city of her childhood was devastated by war, and her father deserted his family to take a second wife. Michelle, her mother and sisters were abandoned and left impoverished. In desperation, they fled to Czechoslovakia, and embarked on a painful and emotional journey between cultures - Arabic, Communist and Western.

  • Title : Margaret Rutherford : Dreadnought with Good Manners : A Biography
    Margaret Rutherford : Dreadnought with Good Manners : A Biography
    • Author : Merriman, Andy
    • Narrator : Narrated by Barbara Godwin and Recorded by Christine Bryant. (Female)
    • System Number : S14450
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 12 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      Margaret Rutherford was without a doubt one of Britain's best-loved comic actresses.
      Margaret Rutherford was without a doubt one of Britain's best-loved comic actresses. But behind the kindly, serene front Rutherford presented to the world lay a life of trauma and repeated nervous breakdown the legacy of the legacy of family tragedy that saw her father murder her grandfather during a bout of mental illness and her depressive mother later kill herself. Andy Merriman's acclaimed biography intrigued and shocked readers with these revelations when it was published in hardback. Now out in paperback, it is also a portrait of one of our most individual actresses. Rutherford appeared in such thoroughly English classics as Blithe Spirit, The importance of Being Earnest, Passport to Pimlico and I'm All Right, Jack! But above all she was Miss Marple, in four films and entirely created for the screen the role of Agatha Christie's elderly and fearless private detective that subsequent actresses like Joan Hickson and Geraldine McEwan have continued. Rutherford first played Miss Marple at the age of 70, and insisted on wearing her own clothes to feel right in the part. Above all, this was a vulnerable woman whom no-one failed to like and respect, notable again and again for quiet acts of kindness, whose life story has great appeal to everyone who appreciates both classic English comedy and simple human decency.

  • Title : Au revoir : running away from home at fifty
    Au revoir : running away from home at fifty
    • Author : Moody, Mary
    • Narrator : Marie-Louise Walker. (Female)
    • System Number : S14926
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 1 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography, Biography.
    • Summary :
      Living the good life in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales with her husband, four grown-up children and four (and counting) grandchildren, Mary Moody's life was full.
      Living the good life in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales with her husband, four grown-up children and four (and counting) grandchildren, Mary Moody's life was full. The only thing missing was time for herself, a chance to reflect on life and its meaning. Like many women of her generation, caught up with the commitments of work and family, Mary had never had a moment alone - so she decided to say au revoir. She ran away to live on her own for six glorious months in the rural paradise of southwest France. Au Revoir is the story of Mary's solo journey. It is funny, warm and reflective, as Mary adapts to life as a single person in the Lot, one of the most remote and beautiful parts of France. Her account of an escape - with its exhilarating freedom, new experiences and chance for renewal - will inspire every listener to run away from home.

  • Title : South : the story of Shackleton's last expedition, 1914-1917
    South : the story of Shackleton's last expedition, 1914-1917
    • Author : Shackleton, Ernest Henry Sir
    • Narrator : Steven Crossley. (Male)
    • System Number : S15008
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : History, Voyages and travel.
    • Summary :
      As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole.
      As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear.

  • Title : Even as we speak : new essays 1993-2000
    Even as we speak : new essays 1993-2000
    • Author : James, Clive.
    • Narrator : James Wright. (Male)
    • System Number : VA15003
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 17 hours 22 minutes
    • Genre : History, Sociology.
    • Summary :
      In this collection, Clive James discusses a wide variety of topics, including Australian poetry on television today, literary criticism, the rise and fall of various icons, and the question of the ordinary German's culpability in the Holocaust.
      In this collection, Clive James discusses a wide variety of topics, including Australian poetry on television today, literary criticism, the rise and fall of various icons, and the question of the ordinary German's culpability in the Holocaust. There is also a compellingly provocative and much-talked about piece on the death of Diana, and a piece capturing the spirit of the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Fiction

  • Title : Forbidden love
    Forbidden love
    • Author : Robards, Karen.
    • Narrator : James Clamp. (Male)
    • System Number : S15002
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 9 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      With one sweet, seductive kiss, Megan Kinkead is no longer the impudent child Justin Brant remembers.
      With one sweet, seductive kiss, Megan Kinkead is no longer the impudent child Justin Brant remembers. She was a girl when she left Maam's Cross Court for school, but she has returned a woman, body and soul. Once Megan's guardian, Justin, the sixth Earl of Weston, is soon her heart's obsession. Desire smolders between them, and then he tells her he is married. . . . Set against the lush green hills of Ireland, Karen Robards's classic tale will captivate your imagination and set your soul ablaze as a stubborn young beauty and her aristocratic paramour are caught between loyalty and Forbidden Love.

  • Title : Hunted
    Hunted
    • Author : Robards, Karen
    • Narrator : MacLeod Andrews and Cassandra Campbell
    • System Number : S15004
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : Crime stories
    • Summary :
      When the chief of police and the mayor of New Orleans are taken hostage by disgraced former co-worker Reed Ware, top hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace allows herself to be taken captive by the handsome Reed only to learn that he is being targeted for his discovery of high-level government corruption.
      When the chief of police and the mayor of New Orleans are taken hostage by disgraced former co-worker Reed Ware, top hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace allows herself to be taken captive by the handsome Reed only to learn that he is being targeted for his discovery of high-level government corruption.

  • Title : Forest days : a romance of old times
    Forest days : a romance of old times
    • Author : James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford)
    • Narrator : Lynne Thompson. (Female)
    • System Number : S15005
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 17 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      Picture a tranquil English village, with an inn on the green.
      Picture a tranquil English village, with an inn on the green. A lone patron enjoys his wine and teasing the landlord's pretty daughter, when suddenly they are rudely interrupted by a local aristocrat and his two henchmen. These same three reappear the following day to disrupt the May Day celebrations.Suddenly, a group of men in Lincoln green appear to save the day. But who are they? This is a different take on the tale of Robin Hood, placing him in the time of Henry III, rather than the more traditional reign of Richard I. James claims to have history on his side as he relates the story of an intelligent yeoman fighting against the tyrannical Henry and Simon de Montford of Leicester. Meanwhile, we follow the romance of Hugh and Lucy as they try to overcome the prejudices of her father and brother and the evil conniving of her cousin, Richard.

  • Title : Lessons in heartbreak
    Lessons in heartbreak
    • Author : Kelly, Cathy.
    • Narrator : Caroline Lennon. (Female)
    • System Number : S15006
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours 6 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Izzie Silver left the small Irish town of Tamarin behind her for a new start in New York.
      Izzie Silver left the small Irish town of Tamarin behind her for a new start in New York. Life is good until she breaks her own rules and falls for a married man. On the other side of the ocean, Izzie's aunt Anneliese discovers the pain of infidelity. Her husband of nearly 40 years has been having an affair with her best friend, Nell. Betrayed by 2 people she trusted, she faces a future alone. Lily, the family matriarch, becomes ill, and the 2 women needs must put aside their problems. They learn lessons which bring joy -- and heartbreak.

  • Title : Midsummer star
    Midsummer star
    • Author : Neels, Betty.
    • Narrator : Karen Cass. (Female)
    • System Number : S15007
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      It might be a marriage made in heaven...
      It might be a marriage made in heaven... Facing bankruptcy, Celine's family were forced to turn their home into a guesthouse to make ends meet. Celine found her new life hard work but great fun. She met a young man, Nicky, who seemed very taken with her. If only Nicky's masterful cousin, Oliver, wouldn't keep interfering. But when she discovered that Nicky was married, Celine was only too grateful for Oliver's comforting presence. Gratitude wasn't exactly what Oliver had in mind, but it was a start.

  • Title : Gold in the sky
    Gold in the sky
    • Author : Nourse, Alan Edward.
    • Narrator : Kirk Ziegler. (Male)
    • System Number : S15009
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 6 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Discover the betrayal, murder, fortunes made and lost by miners in Mars's asteroid belt.
      Discover the betrayal, murder, fortunes made and lost by miners in Mars's asteroid belt.

  • Title : The black box
    The black box
    • Author : Oppenheim, E. Phillips (Edward Phillips)
    • Narrator : Richard Kilmer.
    • System Number : S15010
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 26 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction, Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      Sanford Quest, the master criminologist of the world, attempts to bring to justice the murderer of Lord Ashleigh's daughter.
      Sanford Quest, the master criminologist of the world, attempts to bring to justice the murderer of Lord Ashleigh's daughter. But he soon discovers that he has just entered a life-and-death struggle with a mysterious master criminal. (Summary by Richard Kilmer)

  • Title : Brilliant creatures : a first novel
    Brilliant creatures : a first novel
    • Author : James, Clive.
    • Narrator : Paul Karo. (Male)
    • System Number : VA15001
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      Young radical writer, David Bentley, who lives in a suitcase with a revolutionary actress, feels his horizons expanding when he meets Charlotte, bravely tolerant wife of ex-celebrity and adulterer Lancelot Windover.
      Young radical writer, David Bentley, who lives in a suitcase with a revolutionary actress, feels his horizons expanding when he meets Charlotte, bravely tolerant wife of ex-celebrity and adulterer Lancelot Windover. And so the farce goes on in Clive James' first novel.

  • Title : Swing, swing together : Sergeant Cribb, book 7
    Swing, swing together : Sergeant Cribb, book 7
    • Author : Lovesey, Peter.
    • Narrator : Peggy Dunphy. (Female)
    • System Number : VA15004
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 16 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      This entertaining mystery begins brazenly, (for 1899), with an illicit bathing party in the Thames.
      This entertaining mystery begins brazenly, (for 1899), with an illicit bathing party in the Thames. By a completely unexpected chance one of the participants finds herself witness to a murder.