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12 - Corra Harris

In The Women Who Make Our Novels

Read by Mike Pelton


Grant M. Overton


”This book, the rather unpremeditated production of several months’ work, is by a man who is not a novelist and who is therefore entirely un…

One of the 28th - a Tale of Waterloo

Read by Mike Harris


G. A. Henty


A tale of Victorian-style romance, maritime battles and even the penultimate Napoleonic battle - Waterloo. (Introduction by Mike Harris)

Selected Short Stories

Read by Mike Harris


P. G. Wodehouse


A miscellaneous collection of short stories, not featuring any of Wodehouse's regular characters, most concern love and romance and, being W…

The Dragon and the Raven: Or The Days of King Alfred

Read by Mike Harris


G. A. Henty


During the reign of King Alfred, Danish forces have invaded the English countryside. Although the English try to repulse these attacks, they…

The Tiger of Mysore

Read by Mike Harris


G. A. Henty


During the Indian war with Tippoo Saib, 15 year old Dick Holland and his mother set out from England to find and rescue his father, shipwrec…

At Agincourt - White Hoods of Paris

Read by Mike Harris


G. A. Henty


The story begins in a grim feudal castle in Normandie. The times were troublous, and soon the king compelled Lady Margaret de Villeroy, with…

Plain Tales from the Hills

Read by Mike Harris


Rudyard Kipling


Named a "prophet of British imperialism" by the young George Orwell, and born in Bombay, India, Rudyard Kipling had perhaps the cl…

On the Irrawaddy, A Story of the First Burmese War

Read by Mike Harris


G. A. Henty


With the exception of the terrible retreat from Afghanistan, none of England's many little wars have been so fatal--in proportion to the num…

01 - Publishers' Note

In Waverley, Volume 1

Read by Mike Harris


Sir Walter Scott


Waverley is set during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which sought to restore the Stuart dynasty in the person of Charles Edward Stuart (or…

23 - Episode 2-09

In Tartarin of Tarascon

Read by Mike Harris


Alphonse Daudet


The story tells the burlesque adventures of Tartarin, a local hero of Tarascon, a small town in southern France, whose invented adventures a…

Chapter 27

In Robbery Under Arms

Read by Mike Harris


Rolf Boldrewood


A tale of cattle duffing, horse stealing and bushranging in the New South Wales outback with Captain Starlight. To quote the author "th…