Will is 12 years old and he has just killed a man - he is on his own, determined to discover the truth about his father's appearance. On the run, he steps through a window into another world, the mysterious Cittagazze.
The youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, Amy is born in the Marshalsea prison. She is befriended by Arthur Clennam, whose mother employs 'Little Dorrit' as a seamstress. Then, following the discovery of a large and unexpected inheritance, the fortunes of the Dorrits undergo an extreme change and the family moves to Italy.
The second novel in the "Inspector Lynley mystery" series. An isolated Scottish mansion is the venue for a reading of a controversial new play. But on the first evening, the playright is savagely murdered. One of the suspects is Helen Clyde - the woman Lynley loves.
As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about strange coincidence.
On a flight from Le Bourget to Croydon, on which Hercule Poirot is an apprehensive passenger, a woman is found dead. A doctor on board is inclined to put it down to a wasp-sting, but Poirot suspects that a poisoned dart is the real cause.
The complete first series of Matt Lucas and David Walliams' BBC Radio 4 Sony Award-winning comedy sketch show featuring Tom Baker. Catchphrase comedy at its very best... characters that are surely destined to enter the comedy pantheon The Sunday Times Brilliant characters...
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches he painstakingly composed, rehearsed and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation.
To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her cousin, seventeen-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine, she enters the ritualised Forbidden City and is exposed to all the chaos, corruption and treachery of the final days of the Chinese empire.
Told against the backdrop of Arthur Conan Doyle's family life - his own passionate affair with the woman who was to become the second Lady Conan Doyle and his wife's lengthy battle with TB - this novel is based on Arthur's extraordinary real-life fight for justice.
At a boys' grammar school in Sheffield, eight boys are being coached for the Oxbridge entrance exams. This title includes four characters, each with contrasting outlooks on teaching: Hector, an eccentric English teacher; Irwin, a teacher who sees history as 'entertainment'; Mrs Lintott, a traditionalist; and a Headmaster obsessed with results.
A radio dramatization of Shakespeare's "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark". The play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of The Royal National Theatre. The sleeve notes include a scene-by-scene synopsis, full character analysis, and an essay on interpretation from the producer.
Lord Peter Wimsey is invited to view a corpse which has been deposited in the bathtub of an architect. The corpse is quickly identified as that of Sir Reuben Levy, the City financier; and just as quickly it is proved to be someone else. Where is Sir Reuben? And whose body was in the bath?
A radio dramatization of Shakespeare's "Macbeth". The play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of The Royal National Theatre. The sleeve notes include a scene-by-scene synopsis, full character analysis, and an essay on interpretation from the producer.
Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, "Northern Lights" tells the contemporary story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear and a witch-queen.
Written and read by the bestselling author of "Eats, Shoots & Leaves", this book asks why rudeness is a universal flashpoint and examines specific sources of affront. It explores the boorishness of the world, and the sense of outrage that infects us when we discover that other people are - generally speaking - crass, selfish, and inconsiderate.
Aunt Agatha is forcing Bertie to get engaged to the formidable Honoria Glossop. Can Jeeves save the day?
Britain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Seemingly by chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He has a tattoo on his right thumb.
Explores the highways and byways of the English language in four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4. This title includes: "The Trial of Qwerty"; "He Said, She Said"; "Accentuate the Negative"; and, "Future Conditional".