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The Princess and the Goblin (version 2)

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


George MacDonald


George MacDonald's fairy stories and fantasy have inspired a number of writers including C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and of this popular f…

The Prisoner of Zenda

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Anthony Hope


The Prisoner of Zenda tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyll, an English gentleman on holiday in Ruritania, a country not a thousand miles fro…

The Old Wives' Tale

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Arnold Bennett


The Old Wives' Tale is a novel by Arnold Bennett, first published in 1908. It deals with the lives of two very different sisters, Constance …

The Wrong Box

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Robert Louis Stevenson


The Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund wh…

The Lancashire Witches

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


William Harrison Ainsworth


The Lancashire Witches is a highly fictionalised account of the activities of the notorious witches Demdike, Chattox and Alice Nutter who, t…

The Card

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Arnold Bennett


The ‘Card’ in question is Edward Henry Machin - His mother called him ‘Denry’. This light-hearted story is of his rise from humble begin…

Four Max Carrados Detective Stories

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Ernest Bramah


Ernest Bramah is mainly known for his 'Kai Lung' books - Dorothy L Sayers often used quotes from them for her chapter headings. In his lifet…

The Regent

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Arnold Bennett


'The Regent' is, if not a sequel to 'The Card', then a 'Further Adventures of' the eponymous hero of that novel.Denry Machin is now forty-th…

Rupert of Hentzau

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Anthony Hope


This is the sequel to 'The Prisoner of Zenda'. Five years have passed. The King has become jealous of Rudolf Rassendyll and suspicious of th…

The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Arnold Bennett


Twenty-two short stories by Arnold Bennett, mainly set in the 'Five Towns', Bennett's name for the pottery manufacturing towns of the Englis…

Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Edith Œnone Somerville


This is the first of three novels which Edith Somerville and her cousin Violet Martin wrote about the English Major Sinclair Yates who leave…

The Gamekeeper at Home

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Richard Jefferies


Richard Jefferies (1848 – 1887) was born and spent his childhood on a farm at Coate,Wiltshire. He joined the ‘Wiltshire and Gloucestershire …

Bladys of the Stewponey

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Sabine Baring-Gould


The setting, geography and history of this story by Rev'd Sabine Baring-Gould, author of Onward Christian Soldiers and a number of other wel…

When William Came

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Saki


We have had many novels about alternate histories, often of the 'What would have happened if Hitler had won the war' type and this is anothe…

George and Robert Stephenson

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Samuel Smiles


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,…

Man-size in Marble

In Ghost Story Collection 001

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Various


A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

Chapters 47-49

In Don Quixote - Vol. 1

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in …

The Monk's Tale

In The Canterbury Tales

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Geoffrey Chaucer


The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

II.XIV: The Honest Tradesman

In A Tale of Two Cities

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Charles Dickens


A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, …

II.XVIII: Nine Days

In A Tale of Two Cities

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)


Charles Dickens


A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, …

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