Samuel Smiles

Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them: Or Thrifty People and why They Thrive


Read by John Greenman


Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer, but he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new…

George and Robert Stephenson


Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


George Stephenson did not invent the steam engine, that was due to Newcomen and later to James Watt. He did not invent the steam locomotive,…

Industrial Biography: Iron Workers and Tool Makers


Read by Clive Catterall


Short Biographies of some of the most influential engineers who developed the modern manufacturing methods behind the Industrial Revolution.…