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  • Seven Worlds One Planet: Natural Wonders from Every Continent

    Jonny Keeling, Scott Alexander, David Attenborough

    Hardcover (BBC Books, Jan. 1, 2020)
    Welcome home. A place 200 million years in the making. Long ago, our planet had only one gigantic land mass. Then something monumental happened. That supercontinent ruptured and seven different worlds were born. Each of those worlds—or continents—evolved, and continues to evolve, its own way of life. From the jungle of the Congo or the majestic Himalayas to the densely populated wilds of Europe or the comparatively isolated Australasia, Seven Worlds, One Planet explores the natural wonders that give each of our continents its distinct character. Following the animals that have made these iconic environments their home, it discovers spectacular wildlife stories that reveal what makes each of these seven worlds unique. With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough and over 250 breathtaking images, this book is a stunning exploration of the planet, and the worlds within it, that we call home.
  • The Great British Bake Off: How to Avoid a Soggy Bottom: And Other Secrets to Achieving a Good Bake

    Gerard Baker

    Hardcover (BBC Books, May 1, 2013)
    Banish sunken sponges, burned caramel, and soggy bottoms from your kitchen foreverThis beautiful hardback is packed with practical advice to help you improve your baking. It includes fascinating trivia covering the history of baking and the chemistry crucial to achieving winning cakes, biscuits, pastry, bread and baked desserts, as well as classic recipes to demonstrate techniques. Arranged into a helpful question and answer format and beautifully illustrated throughout, this is an in-depth guide for bakers of all levels of skill, an invaluable companion to the Great British Bake Off recipes books, and the perfect gift for Mothers’ Day.
  • The Railway Children

    E. Nesbit, Daniel Ison, Full Cast, Kate McEnery, Victoria Carling

    Audio CD (BBC Books, Aug. 7, 2006)
    Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis lead an ordinary suburban life with Mother and Father and trips to the zoo and the pantomime. But when Father is mysteriously taken away one night, everything changes. The children must move to the country, to a little white cottage near the railway line, where eventually they find that there are plenty of adventures to be had and friends to be made—including Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. But the mystery remains—what has happened to Father, and will he come back? The story of Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis and their life in the country has never been out of print since it was first published in 1906. Charming, sentimental, and unforgettable, the novel retains all its enchantment and enduring appeal in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatization. 2 CDs. 1 hr 45 mins.
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  • Nineteen Eighty-four

    George Orwell, Christopher Eccleston, Pippa Nixon, Tim Pigott-Smith

    Audio CD (BBC Books, Feb. 25, 2013)
    Nineteen Eighty–Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. Christopher Eccleston, Tim Pigott–Smith and Pippa Nixon star in this new BBC radio dramatization of Orwell's classic novel.Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent—even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101...
  • The Wind in the Willows - Reading

    Kenneth Grahame, Alan Bennett

    Audio CD (BBC Books, Aug. 5, 2002)
    "There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." When the Water Rat invites the unassuming Mole to spend his first day ever in a boat on the river, and wise Badger comes along for the ride as well, so begins a marvelous season of adventure for the three friends. Mr. Toad (he of Toad Hall) completes a happy foursome, but his tendency to get into hot water leads him into some rather hair-raising scrapes of his own. From an idyllic riverside picnic to a snowy encounter in the Wild Woods, and from poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new motor car to fighting against the massed ranks of Stoats, Weasels, and Ferrets in a battle for Toad Hall, there's never a dull moment when they are all together! In his own inimitable style, Alan Bennett gives voice to each and every character in Kenneth Grahame's beguiling novel.
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  • Ghosts of India

    Mark Morris

    (BBC Books, Sept. 4, 2008)
    The Doctor and Donna travel back in time to India, 1947 - the latest in the bestselling series of Doctor Who novels
  • The Sittaford Mystery

    Agatha Christie, Full Cast, John Moffatt, Stephen Tompkinson

    Audio CD (BBC Books, )
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Harper Lee

    Bonded Leather (BOOKS, Jan. 1, 2011)
    In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s, six-year-old Scout Finch and her older brother Jem become the beneficiaries of gifts left by an anonymous giver who deposits them in the hollowed tree outside the Radley house. While Scout and and Jem ponder the identity of their generous secret sharer and his relationship to the reclusive Radley family, their lawyer father, Atticus, is appointed defense attorney for Tom Robinson, a young black man accused of raping a white woman in a case that has brought the town's simmering racial tensions to a boil. Slowly, ineluctably, the worlds of innocence and experience known to the members of the Finch family come into violent collision, shaking their beliefs in the inevitability of justice and the ultimate triumph of truth over hypocrisy and prejudice. A modern American classic that won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 and served as the basis for the Academy Award-winning film starring Gregory Peck, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has never been out of print in the more than half-century since it was first published. This exquisite collector's edition features an elegant bonded leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive gilt edging, and decorative endpapers. It's the perfect gift for book-lovers, and an artful addition to any home library.
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  • Pollyanna

    Eleanor H. Porter

    Audio CD (BBC Books, July 10, 2008)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic American tale, starring Gayle Hunnicutt. When Pollyanna's father dies, she is sent to live with her only surviving relative, the rich but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's joy soon turns to disappointment when her spinster aunt gives her a cold greeting and tells her she is to stay in the attic. It's not the welcome Pollyanna expected, but she soon regains her spirits, playing the ‘glad game’ her father taught her. Nancy, the maid, is charmed by Pollyanna and soon the girl's infectious optimism wins the hearts of everyone in town from the reclusive Mr Pendleton to the shy Dr Chilton. Everyone, that is, except Aunt Polly, who refuses to succumb to her young niece's charm. It is not until a tragic accident occurs, which leaves even Pollyanna struggling to find a way to feel glad, that her maiden aunt finally unwraps her heart from years of bitterness. This BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation retains the spirit of childlike innocence and optimism that has made Pollyanna a favourite amongst generations of children and adults.
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  • Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles

    Cavan Scott, Jac Rayner, Paul Magrs, James Gross, Richard Dinnick, Peter Anghelides

    Paperback (BBC Books, May 7, 2019)
    Know your frenemy.'I've had adventures too. My whole life doesn't revolve around you, you know.'When she's not busy amassing armies of Cybermen, or manipulating the Doctor and his companions, Missy has plenty of time to kill (literally). In this all new collection of stories about the renegade Time Lord we all love to hate, you'll discover just some of the mad and malevolent activities Missy gets up to while she isn't distracted by the Doctor.So please try to keep up.
  • Malady

    Natalie Bennett, Oppulent Designs, Pinpoint Editing

    language (BB Books, Feb. 24, 2020)
    Let's play a game...Words can be powerful things, and those four just granted me a golden ticket straight to hell.Two beautifully deranged boys have decided I'm their next acquisition. To make things fair they give me a chance to save myself. All I have to do is beat them at a few games of their choice.Truth or dare.Hide and seek.Simon says.Seems simple until you account for the bloodied twist they each have.They say in all chaos there's calculation.For my sake I hope that's true because if we’re going to play, I’m playing to win. Second edition uploaded March 2020Malady is a complete novel. There's no cliffhanger, but it must be read after Crucible.Deviant Games Reading OrderCrucibleMaladyCalamity--Standalone
  • Murder Is Easy: A BBC Radio 4 Full Cast Dramatisation

    Agatha Christie, Full Cast, Marcia Warren, Michael Cochrane, Patrick Baladi

    Audio CD (BBC Books, Feb. 7, 2013)
    "It's very easy to kill—so long as no one suspects you." So says Miss Pinkerton when ex-policeman Luke Fitzwilliam meets her on a train. Luke doesn't take much notice of this little old lady's story about a serial killer on the loose in her village—until her predictions start to come true, when he feels compelled to check it out. Very soon the race is on to prevent any more murders. . . Dramatized by Joy Wilkinson, and with a distinguished cast including Patrick Baladi, Lydia Leonard, Michael Cochrane, and Marcia Warren, this is a gripping BBC Radio dramatization of one of Agatha Christie's most ingenious detective stories.2 CDs. 1 hr 30 mins.