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Ion

Read by Simon-Peter Zak


Plato


In Plato's ION, Socrates questions Ion, whether he should really claim laud and glory for his 'rhapsodic' recitals of Homer's poetry.—Descri…

Huntingtower

Read by Simon Evers


John Buchan


Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer, plans a walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English p…

A Silent Witness

Read by Anna Simon


R. Austin Freeman


In this detective novel, the young doctor Humphrey Jardine stumbles upon a corpse during a walk near Hampstead Heath in the middle of the ni…

The Grand Babylon Hotel

Read by Anna Simon


Arnold Bennett


Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurious hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds …

Patricia Brent, spinster

Read by Anna Simon


Herbert George Jenkins


A romantic comedy, written in 1918, but with a modern feel to it. Patricia Brent one day overhears two fellow-boarders pitying her because s…

Lady Anna

Read by Simon Evers


Anthony Trollope


When it appeared in 1874, Lady Anna met with little success, and positively outraged the conservative - `This is the sort of thing the readi…

Malcolm Sage, Detective

Read by Anna Simon


Herbert George Jenkins


A collection of short stories that chronicles the first year of the Malcolm Sage Detective Bureau.Sequel or companion story of John Dene of …

The Praise of Folly

Read by Anna Simon


Desiderius Erasmus


The Praise of Folly (Greek title: Morias Enkomion (Μωρίας Εγκώμιον), Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of Folly, Dut…

Anarchy

Read by Anna Simon


Errico Malatesta


Anarchy explained by the anarchist Errico Malatesta. (Summary by Vineshen Pillay)

The Return of Alfred

Read by Anna Simon


Herbert George Jenkins


The hero of the book is at a loose end, weary and bored of his old life after returning from the Great War. After an argument with his uncle…

The Rain-Girl

Read by Anna Simon


Herbert George Jenkins


Richard Beresford has recently returned from the WW-I trenches. He feels he can't go back to his old life in the Foreign Office. Instead, he…

Anthony Trent, Master Criminal

Read by Anna Simon


Wyndham Martyn


In 1918, Anthony Trent, a well-educated young man in his late twenties, lives an unsatisfactory life in a New York boarding house. He writes…

The Hand of Ethelberta

Read by Simon Evers


Thomas Hardy


Ethelberta was raised in humble circumstances but became a governess and consequently, at the age of 18, married well. However, her husband …

Buried Alive

Read by Simon Evers


Arnold Bennett


The hero is Mr Priam Farll, a painter of considerable ability. He is, however, extremely shy – so shy that when his valet, Henry Leek, dies …

The Secret of the Silver Car

Read by Anna Simon


Wyndham Martyn


Before he went to join the Armed Forces in World War I France, Anthony Trent had a successful secret 'career' as a master criminal in the U…

John Caldigate

Read by Simon Evers


Anthony Trollope


After a rather dissolute youth and having been disowned by his father, John Caldigate sets sail for Australia with his friend Dick Shand hop…

Castle Richmond

Read by Simon Evers


Anthony Trollope


Set against the background of the Irish famine in the 1840’s, the novel tells of the tangled relationships between Clara Desmond, Herbert Fi…

A Laodicean

Read by Simon Evers


Thomas Hardy


The Laodicean (someone whose religious beliefs are “lukewarm”) of the title is Paula Power who bought the ancient castle De Stancy which she…