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"It is the sound that matters, finally, when I write - in fact all is for reading aloud." - Janet Frame, on publication of Owls Do Cry (1957)
Owls Do Cry is one of the classics of New Zealand literature, and has remained in print continuously for fifty years. A fiftieth anniversary edition was published in 2007. Owls Do... read more

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The animals in the farmyard decide that working for humans is doing them no favours, so under the leadership of Napoleon, the only Berkshire Boar on the farm, and the other pigs, they drive out the farmer and his cohorts and set about structuring their own society. Based on a list of supposedly animal-friendly rules such as "... read more

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An astonishing new scientific discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even into old age. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.... read more

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In The Candy Machine Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York. He meets Medellin hitmen, US kingpins, Brazilian traffickers and talks to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal 'pick-me up' to luxu... read more

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This title features four TV soundtrack episodes from the second award-winning BBC TV series starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds. "Man Overboard" - Jim Hacker is in favour of moving army regiments to the north to create jobs, until Sir Humphrey hints that the PM's job is under threat. "Official Secrets" -... read more

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The new book from the highly original and talented author - unabridged on audio-CD. A rich novel filled with beauty, danger, politics, and intrigue. Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the listener into an extraordinary fictional world in which dreams are as vividly described as the cream cakes in ... read more

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Major feature film adaptation stars Matthew McFadyen, Miranda Otto and Emily Barclay. Narrated by Audie-Award winner and 2007 finalist, Humphrey Bower. Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand's best-known writers and is winner of the Wattie Award (twice), the Montana Award, and the New Zealand Fiction Award (four times). When Ce... read more

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Author:Elizabeth Knox
Series:MP3 CD
Awards:Winner of Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Collected Work 2009.

There is a world similar to ours but for one major aberration: the mysterious Place that only a select group of people - the Dreamhunters - can enter. A region where dreams can be caught and relayed to eager audiences in the Rainbow Opera, the magnificent purpose-built dream palace. Laura needs to find out what it is that kil... read more

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'Jones knew the score with "deniable" operations that were sanctioned secretly at the highest levels. If they turned to custard and the cover was blown, the powers-that-be would simply deny everything and disown all involved, from the military down to the spooks and, at the bottom of the food chain, hired guns like him.' Wha... read more

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When a Russian emigre is found murdered on Hampstead Heath, Smiley is called out of retirement to exorcise some Cold War ghosts from his clandestine past. What follows is Smiley the human being at his most vulnerable and Smiley the case officer at his most brilliant; and it takes to a thrilling conclusion his career-long, ser... read more

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A riveting, true-life story of adventure and survival in the Peruvian Andes.

In June 1985, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, two young but experienced climbers, set out to ascend the unclimbed West Face of the remote 21,000ft Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They managed to achieve the summit before disaster struc... read more

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The new novel from the best-selling author of Miss Garnet's Angel on CD. Many years ago Mr Golightly wrote a work of dramatic fiction which grew to be an international best-seller. But his reputation is on the decline and he finds himself out of touch with the modern world. He decides to take a holiday and comes to the an... read more

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BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the hugely popular Alexander McCall Smith titles.
 
Wayward daughters. Missing husbands. Philandering partners. Curious women. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private dete... read more

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Make no mistake about it - you can manifest anything you want in life when you connect with the abundance in the Universe - and on this one-of-a-kind lecture CD, bestselling author and speaker Dr. Wayne W. Dyer shows you how to do just that! This bestselling program includes the powerful Japa meditation.

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This is the 'Director's Cut' of the popular Radio 2 comedy of Flight of the Conchords. Along with their manger Bryan Nesbitt (Rhys Darby), New Zealand's fourth most popular folk parody band attempt to crack the UK's lucrative novelty music scene with songs such as 'Frodo, don't wear the ring'. Despite the fact The Conchord... read more

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Author:Alex Garland
Awards:Winner of Whitaker Gold Book Award 2001.

The Khao San Road, Bangkok - first stop on the backpacker trail. On Richard's first night there a fellow traveller slits his wrists, leaving Richard a map to 'the Beach'. The Beach is legendary: white sands circling a lagoon hidden from the sea, coral gardens and freshwater falls surrounded by jungle. In this earthly para... read more

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Lisa Edwards is the glamorous, tough, bitchy editor of London's Femme Magazine. Before she can say 'Prada', Lisa has been sent to Dublin to set up their new glossy, Colleen. What a come-down. Working for Lisa as assistant editor is Ashling Kennedy, a world-class worrier with a heart of gold. Ashliing can cope with most thing... read more

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Author:Lloyd Jones
Awards:Shortlisted for Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book South East Asia and South Pacific 2011.

A woman washes ashore in Sicily. She has come from north Africa to find her son, taken from her when he was just days old by his father and stolen away to Berlin. With nothing but her maid,s uniform and a knife stashed in a plastic bag, she relies on strangers-some generous, some exploiting-to guide her passage north. These s... read more

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Author:Kate Morton
Awards:Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2009.

Simultaneous release of the eagerly awaited new novel from the author of The Shifting Fog, which shot to international blockbuster fame in 2007. A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, a maze, an aristocratic family, a love denied, a mystery - The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compu... read more

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In this title BAFTA[registered] award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes performs her one-woman tour-de-force. Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout in the "Harry Potter" films) sparkles and delights in her one-woman show where she plays 23 different roles - men and women - from Dickens' books. Through them she tells the story of ... read more

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