Search Results

The Phoenix and the Carpet (version 2)

Read by Helen Taylor


E. Nesbit


Five children discover a mysterious egg in their new nursery carpet - an egg which hatches into a magical talking Phoenix! The carpet is a m…

Vanity Fair (version 2)

Read by Helen Taylor


William Makepeace Thackeray


One of the great Victorian novels by an author at the height of his powers, Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of the calculating, upwardly-mo…

The Story of the Amulet

Read by Helen Taylor


E. Nesbit


The third of the series featuring Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane: four children who are, as they often say, "the sort of people that wo…

Love at Second Sight

Read by Helen Taylor


Ada Leverson


In the final instalment of the 'Little Ottleys' trilogy, three years have passed since Bruce and Edith's marriage was in danger of collapse.…

The Enchanted April (version 2)

Read by Helen Taylor


Elizabeth Von Arnim


Four very different women, with very different reasons for wanting to escape a cold and dreary London, come together to share a month's holi…

Tenterhooks

Read by Helen Taylor


Ada Leverson


The second of the 'Little Ottleys' trilogy, an Edwardian comedy of manners. Several years have passed since the events in 'Love's Shadow', b…

The Fortunate Foundlings

Read by Helen Taylor


Eliza Haywood


A story of love and adventure, following the fortunes of a young man and woman each trying to make their way in the wide world. Horatio and …

The Benefactress

Read by Helen Taylor


Elizabeth Von Arnim


Anna Estcourt, twenty-five and beautiful, is the penniless ward of her distant brother and his exasperating wife. Turning down all offers of…

Love's Shadow

Read by Helen Taylor


Ada Leverson


The first in a trilogy of books known together as 'The Little Ottleys', this is a sparkling social comedy set in Edwardian London. Ada Lever…

Somehow Good

Read by Helen Taylor


William Frend De Morgan


A mysterious man arrives in London and, in a freak accident, gets electrocuted on an underground train and loses his memory. A young lady ca…

Mrs. Armytage, or Female Domination

Read by Helen Taylor


Catherine Grace Frances Gore


Mrs Armytage is a widowed landowner, spirited, independent and very much used to having her own way and exercising total dominance over her …

Tension

Read by Helen Taylor


E. M. Delafield


When the role of ‘Lady Superintendent’ becomes available at the Commercial and Technical College for South West England, the calm and capabl…

The Two Pioneers

In The Quintessence of Ibsenism (Version 2)

Read by Helen Taylor


George Bernard Shaw


InThis is an essay providing an extended analysis of the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and of Ibsen's critical reception in Eng…