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Miss Marple's Final Cases - Complete & Unabridged (CD, Unabridged edition): Agatha Christie Miss Marple's Final Cases - Complete & Unabridged (CD, Unabridged edition)
Agatha Christie; Read by Joan Hickson, Isla Blair
R366 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R79 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A classic Marple title now available in CD for the first time. First, the mystery man in the church with a bullet-wound... then, the riddle of a dead man's buried treasure... the curious conduct oif a caretaker after a fatal riding accident... the corpse and a tape-measure... the girl framed for theft... and the suspect accused of stabbing his wife with a dagger. Six gripping cases with one thing in common - the astonishing deductive powers of Miss Marple.

Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (DVD): Pauline Collins, Anna Wilson-Jones, Frank Middlemass, Peter Capaldi, Gwenllian Davies,... Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (DVD)
Pauline Collins, Anna Wilson-Jones, Frank Middlemass, Peter Capaldi, Gwenllian Davies, …
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Following the death of her husband, Thelma Caldicot (Pauline Collins) is put in a residential care home by her son (Peter Capaldi). However, the downtrodden widow soon puts the cat among the pigeons when she decides action has to be taken about conditions in the home, which is run by Mr Hawthorne (John Alderton).

Born to Run (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Michael Morpurgo Born to Run (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Michael Morpurgo; Read by Isla Blair
R318 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R91 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life - and from owner to owner... "The sack wasn't just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning." When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can't bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA. He pleads with his parents: couldn't he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep - only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face! Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that's what he becomes. Patrick's favourite thing is to watch Best Mate running at full stretch on the heath, a speeding bullet, a cheetah-dog. Until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog. Suzie, the greyhound trainer's step-daughter, loves Best Mate on first sight and gives him a new name, Bright Eyes. But what will happen when he can't run any more?

Space - 1999: Series 2 (DVD): Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, John Hug, Peter Duncan, Isla Blair, Bernard Cribbins, Pamela Stephenson,... Space - 1999: Series 2 (DVD)
Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, John Hug, Peter Duncan, Isla Blair, …
R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All 24 episodes from the second series of the popular sci-fi show. In 'The Metamorph' a team of Eagle pilots are captured on the planet Psychon by the ruthless Mentor (Brian Blessed). 'The Exiles' has the Alphans revive two aliens who turn out to be rebel leaders. 'One Moment of Humanity' sees Helena (Barbara Bain) and Tony (Tony Anholt) abducted by an alien (Billie Whitelaw) who plans to use them as blueprints for killer androids. In 'All That Glisters' Koenig (Martin Landau) leads a mission to a nearby planet in search of a mineral vital to the life support system on Moonbase Alpha. 'Journey to Where' has Koenig, Helena and Carter (Nick Tate) attempt to teletransport themselves to 22nd century Texas and end up in 14th century Scotland instead. 'The Taybor' sees Alpha visited by a travelling trader who wants to add Maya (Catherine Schell) to his collection of beautiful artefacts. 'The Rules of Luton' finds Koenig and Maya in trouble with the locals during a visit to Luton. 'The Mark of Archanon' has the Alphans discover two aliens frozen beneath the surface of the moon. 'Brian the Brain' sees the moonbase visited by an old Earth spaceship piloted by a lone computer called Brian (voiced by Bernard Cribbins). 'New Adam New Eve' finds Koenig, Helena, Maya and Tony caught up in the plans of one Simon Magus (Guy Rolfe), a cosmic magician who is attempting to discover the secret of life. In 'Catacombs of the Moon' engineer Patrick Osgood (James Laurenson) searches for a rare metal essential for the construction of the replacement heart needed to save the life of his wife Michelle (Pamela Stephenson). 'The AB Chrysalis' has Alpha surrounded by a mysterious ring of moons. 'Seeds of Destruction' sees Alpha endangered by Koenig's evil double. 'The Beta Cloud' finds a huge and terrible creature (Dave Prowse) on the rampage at the moonbase. 'Space Warp' has Maya afflicted with a terrible sickness which causes her to transform into various space monsters. 'A Matter of Balance' sees the Alphans visited by a strange alien made of anti-matter. In 'The Bringers of Wonder - Part 1' the Alphans are overjoyed when an Earth transporter arrives with their friends and relatives, but why does Koenig view these visitors as hideous aliens? 'The Bringers of Wonder - Part 2' finds Koenig trying to persuade his otherwise-convinced colleagues that he is sane. 'The Lambda Factor' has Koenig investigating a possible murder on the moonbase. 'The Seance Spectre' sees Koenig's authority threatened in a mutiny lead by Greg Sanderson (Ken Hutchison). 'Dorzak' finds Alpha visited by a Psychon philosopher. 'Devil's Planet' has Koenig imprisoned on a strange moon by a race of whip-wielding Amazon guards. 'The Immunity Syndrome' sees Koenig and his team visit an Eden-like planet inhabited by an immortal being. And finally, in 'The Dorcans', the Dorcan leader Archon (Patrick Troughton) threatens the Alphans with destruction unless they surrender Maya.

The Bounder: The Complete Series (DVD): Peter Bowles, George Cole, Rosalind Ayres, Isla Blair, Robert Dorning The Bounder: The Complete Series (DVD)
Peter Bowles, George Cole, Rosalind Ayres, Isla Blair, Robert Dorning; Contributions by …
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All fourteen episodes of the eighties sitcom about an upper-class conman. After his release from prison on fraud charges, Howard Booth (Peter Bowles) moves in with his doting sister Mary (Rosalind Ayres) and her respectable husband Trevor (George Cole). Unfortunately, he sees this as the ideal opportunity to plan his next crime spree. Episodes comprise: 'He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother In Law', 'Howard At The Majestic' 'We'll Go No More A-Roving', 'Raising The Wind', 'On Approval', 'Suspicion', 'The Rival', 'ATale Of The Unexpected', 'Matchmaker', 'Raffles', 'Love Me, Love My Dog', 'Third Party', 'A Genuine Simpson' and 'Unreasonable Behavior'.

Doctor Who: Kamelion (DVD, Boxed set): Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Anthony Ainley, Frank Windsor, Isla... Doctor Who: Kamelion (DVD, Boxed set)
Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Anthony Ainley, Frank Windsor, … 1
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Two episodes of the classic sci-fi series featuring the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, and the shape-changing android Kamelion. In 'The King's Demons' (1983), the renegade Time Lord forces Kamelion (Gerald Flood) to pose as King John in 13th century England. 'Planet of Fire' (1983) sees the Doctor (Davison) and Turlough (Mark Strickson) arriving in Lanzarote on Earth to investigate the transmission of an unusual signal that turns out to be emanating from a mysterious alien artefact.

Space - 1999: Series 2 (Blu-ray disc): Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, John Hug, Geoffrey Bayldon, Isla Blair, Bernard Cribbins,... Space - 1999: Series 2 (Blu-ray disc)
Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, John Hug, Geoffrey Bayldon, Isla Blair, …
R1,022 Discovery Miles 10 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All 24 episodes from the second series of the popular sci-fi show. In 'The Metamorph' a team of Eagle pilots are captured on the planet Psychon by the ruthless Mentor (Brian Blessed). 'The Exiles' has the Alphans revive two aliens who turn out to be rebel leaders. 'One Moment of Humanity' sees Helena (Barbara Bain) and Tony (Tony Anholt) abducted by an alien (Billie Whitelaw) who plans to use them as blueprints for killer androids. In 'All That Glisters' Koenig (Martin Landau) leads a mission to a nearby planet in search of a mineral vital to the life support system on Moonbase Alpha. 'Journey to Where' has Koenig, Helena and Carter (Nick Tate) attempt to teletransport themselves to 22nd century Texas and end up in 14th century Scotland instead. 'The Taybor' sees Alpha visited by a travelling trader who wants to add Maya (Catherine Schell) to his collection of beautiful artefacts. 'The Rules of Luton' finds Koenig and Maya in trouble with the locals during a visit to Luton. 'The Mark of Archanon' has the Alphans discover two aliens frozen beneath the surface of the moon. 'Brian the Brain' sees the moonbase visited by an old Earth spaceship piloted by a lone computer called Brian (voiced by Bernard Cribbins). 'New Adam New Eve' finds Koenig, Helena, Maya and Tony caught up in the plans of one Simon Magus (Guy Rolfe), a cosmic magician who is attempting to discover the secret of life. In 'Catacombs of the Moon' engineer Patrick Osgood (James Laurenson) searches for a rare metal essential for the construction of the replacement heart needed to save the life of his wife Michelle (Pamela Stephenson). 'The AB Chrysalis' has Alpha surrounded by a mysterious ring of moons. 'Seeds of Destruction' sees Alpha endangered by Koenig's evil double. 'The Beta Cloud' finds a huge and terrible creature (Dave Prowse) on the rampage at the moonbase. 'Space Warp' has Maya afflicted with a terrible sickness which causes her to transform into various space monsters. 'A Matter of Balance' sees the Alphans visited by a strange alien made of anti-matter. In 'The Bringers of Wonder - Part 1' the Alphans are overjoyed when an Earth transporter arrives with their friends and relatives, but why does Koenig view these visitors as hideous aliens? 'The Bringers of Wonder - Part 2' finds Koenig trying to persuade his otherwise-convinced colleagues that he is sane. 'The Lambda Factor' has Koenig investigating a possible murder on the moonbase. 'The Seance Spectre' sees Koenig's authority threatened in a mutiny lead by Greg Sanderson (Ken Hutchison). 'Dorzak' finds Alpha visited by a Psychon philosopher. 'Devil's Planet' has Koenig imprisoned on a strange moon by a race of whip-wielding Amazon guards. 'The Immunity Syndrome' sees Koenig and his team visit an Eden-like planet inhabited by an immortal being. And finally, in 'The Dorcans', the Dorcan leader Archon (Patrick Troughton) threatens the Alphans with destruction unless they surrender Maya.

House of Cards: The Trilogy (Blu-ray disc): Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Colin Jeavons, Susannah Harker, Michael Kitchen,... House of Cards: The Trilogy (Blu-ray disc)
Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Colin Jeavons, Susannah Harker, Michael Kitchen, …
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Box set containing the Urquhart trilogy: three series based on the bestselling novels by Michael Dobbs, starring Ian Richardson as corrupt politician Francis Urquhart. In 'House of Cards', Urquhart is a long-serving MP who has his eye on the top job, and will stop at nothing to fulfil his ambition. As the trusted Chief Whip, he has insider knowledge that could bring down the already precarious Prime Minister, and in order to unleash his power he draws innocent young journalist Mattie Storin (Susannah Harker) into his schemes. 'To Play the King' continues to follow Urquhart's career. Having been made Prime Minister at the end of the last series after murdering an investigative reporter, he now crosses swords with the newly crowned monarch (Michael Kitchen) - a passionate man with firm liberal beliefs on the future of the country. In the final part of the trilogy, 'The Final Cut', Urquhart is well on his way to becoming Britain's longest-serving Prime Minister, and is starting to plan his retirement. He still has the Cyprus peace treaty to tie up, however, and the dark secrets from his past are beginning to come back to haunt him.

House of Cards: The Trilogy (DVD): Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Colin Jeavons, Susannah Harker, Michael Kitchen, Nick... House of Cards: The Trilogy (DVD)
Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Colin Jeavons, Susannah Harker, Michael Kitchen, … 1
R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 In stock

Box set containing the Urquhart trilogy: three series based on the bestselling novels by Michael Dobbs, starring Ian Richardson as corrupt politician Francis Urquhart. In 'House of Cards', Urquhart is a long-serving MP who has his eye on the top job, and will stop at nothing to fulfil his ambition. As the trusted Chief Whip, he has insider knowledge that could bring down the already precarious Prime Minister, and in order to unleash his power he draws innocent young journalist Mattie Storin (Susannah Harker) into his schemes. 'To Play the King' continues to follow Urquhart's career. Having been made Prime Minister at the end of the last series after murdering an investigative reporter, he now crosses swords with the newly crowned monarch (Michael Kitchen) - a passionate man with firm liberal beliefs on the future of the country. In the final part of the trilogy, 'The Final Cut', Urquhart is well on his way to becoming Britain's longest-serving Prime Minister, and is starting to plan his retirement. He still has the Cyprus peace treaty to tie up, however, and the dark secrets from his past are beginning to come back to haunt him.

When the Boat Comes In: A Wreath With Our Names On (DVD): James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John... When the Boat Comes In: A Wreath With Our Names On (DVD)
James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale, …
R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Final 4 episodes of the second series of the BBC drama series about Jack Ford (James Bolam), a soldier who has returned to his native Tyneside after serving in World War I and now works as the District Secretary for the Fitter's union. Includes the episodes: 'A Wreath With Our Names On', 'The Way It Was in Murmansk', 'In the Front Line You Get Shot At' and 'The Simple Pleasures of the Rich'.

The Advocates: Series 1 and 2 (DVD): Isla Blair, Stella Gonet, Shirley Henderson, Ewan Stewart, Michael Byrne, Angus McLennan,... The Advocates: Series 1 and 2 (DVD)
Isla Blair, Stella Gonet, Shirley Henderson, Ewan Stewart, Michael Byrne, … 1
R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

The first and second mini-series of the legal drama set in Edinburgh. In the first series a young prostitute dies of a drug overdose and Dr Joe Sangster (Jonathan Hackett) suspects foul play. As the growing climate of fear over drugs and AIDS in the city threatens the future of his clinic, he turns to Greg McDowell (Ewan Stewart) for help, and the young lawyer seizes the opportunity to make a name for himself. In the second series a lawyer is arrested for the murder of his wife. Is he really responsible - or could the town's uncaught serial killer be to blame?

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories (MP3 format, CD, abridged edition): Agatha Christie The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories (MP3 format, CD, abridged edition)
Agatha Christie; Read by Hugh Fraser, Simon Vance, Isla Blair
R907 R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Save R262 (29%) Out of stock
The Brilliance of the Moon (Abridged, CD, Abridged edition): Lian Hearn The Brilliance of the Moon (Abridged, CD, Abridged edition)
Lian Hearn; Read by Jamie Glover, Isla Blair
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) Out of stock

The outstandingly powerful third novel in the phenomenal Tales of the Otori trilogy;Otori Takeo and the beautiful Kaede are now married. But the inescapable forces of destiny that have bound their lives from birth make their happiness an impossible dream. Takeo, still only seventeen, must raise an army to reclaim his Otori lands, and fulfil the prophecy of the blind sage: 'Peace comes at the price of bloodshed. Four battles to win and one to lose'. And he can never be free from the invisible assassins of the secret Tribe who have vowed to kill him.;The eagerly-awaited Brilliance of the Moon is the most gripping book in the series that has captured the imaginations of readers young and old around the world. A rich and complex cast of characters are swept up in a breathtaking story of warfare and sacrifice, violent death, treacherous plots, the unstoppable natural forces of typhoon and earthquake, and the unconquerable desire of two young lovers to be together, against all odds.;Lian Hearn's ancient and magical Oriental world is compelling and unforgettable. This is stunning, timeless storytelling that will endure for many generations of listeners to come.

The Tree of Hands (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition): Isla Blair The Tree of Hands (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition)
Isla Blair; Ruth Rendell
R343 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R23 (7%) Out of stock

Once when Benet was about fourteen they had been in a train together, alone in the carriage, and Mopsa had tried to stab her with a carving knife. It was some time now since Benet had seen her mad mother, and when Mopsa arrived at Heathrow, looking drab and colourless in a dowdy grey suit, Benet tried not to hate her.

A death in the family precipitates a series of intertwined events?kidnap, murder, deception, and an overwhelming sense of guilt and yearning. A sense that is strongly identified with a bizarre collage in a hospital ward...The Tree of Hands.

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories Lib/E (Standard format, CD, Library Edition): Agatha Christie The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories Lib/E (Standard format, CD, Library Edition)
Agatha Christie; Read by Hugh Fraser, Simon Vance, Isla Blair
R1,137 R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Save R337 (30%) Out of stock
Girl With a Pearl Earring (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition): Tracy Chevalier Girl With a Pearl Earring (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition)
Tracy Chevalier; Abridged by Kati Nicholl; Read by Isla Blair
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Out of stock

Griet, the young daughter of a tile maker in seventeenth century Holland, obtains her first job, as a servant in Vermeer's household. Tracy Chevalier shows us through Griet's eyes, the complicated family, the society of the small town of Delft, and life with an obsessive genius. Griet loves being drawn into his artistic life, and leaving her former drudgery, but the cost to her own survival may be high.

The Girl with a Pearl Earring (Audio cassette): Tracy Chevalier The Girl with a Pearl Earring (Audio cassette)
Tracy Chevalier; Read by Isla Blair
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Out of stock

Griet, the young daughter of a tile maker in seventeenth century Holland, obtains her first job, as a servant in Vermeer's household. Tracy Chevalier shows us through Griet's eyes, the complicated family, the society of the small town of Delft, and life with an obsessive genius. Griet loves being drawn into his artistic life, and leaving her former drudgery, but the cost to her own survival may be high.

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories - Featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne (Standard format, CD):... The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories - Featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne (Standard format, CD)
Agatha Christie; Read by Hugh Fraser, Joan Hickson, David Suchet, Isla Blair, …
R581 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R56 (10%) Out of stock
Elizabeth and Mary - Cousins, Rivals, Queens (Multiple copy pack): Jane Dunn Elizabeth and Mary - Cousins, Rivals, Queens (Multiple copy pack)
Jane Dunn; Read by Isla Blair
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Out of stock

Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots are the two queens in British history that continue to stir the imagination.

In this magnificent dual biography, Jane Dunn explores their intertwined lives – although the cousins never met – and reveals an extraordinary story of sex and power, of darkly complex, dangerous and dazzling times.

Elizabeth was the courageous virgin queen, inspired by the decision to rule alone, using her celibacy as a weapon. She inherited a weak and divided country coveted by great powers, and turned it into a major power, presiding over an era of peace and a golden age of English culture.

Mary, her cousin, was beautiful and cultured: a captivating but ultimately tragic figure, swayed by her passion, reckless in her sexual liaisons and vulnerable to the conspiracies of the powerful factions that surrounded her. Through their rivalry and the political and sexual intrigues it involved (including the role played by the charming Robert Dudley, Earl of Leceister), Dunn corrects many misconceptions about the two, painting Mary as a much more serious contender for power than is otherwise imagined, and Elizabeth as far more vulnerable than her formidable reputation.

Intelligent, engaging and accessible, audiobook masterfully juxtaposes the histories of these two remarkable women and the power struggle that continued between them until Elizabeth asserted her authority and, hesitantly, signed Mary’s death warrant.

Elizabeth and Mary - Cousins, Rivals, Queens (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition): Jane Dunn Elizabeth and Mary - Cousins, Rivals, Queens (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition)
Jane Dunn; Read by Isla Blair
R360 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R72 (20%) Out of stock

Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots are the two queens in British history that continue to stir the imagination.

In this magnificent dual biography, Jane Dunn explores their intertwined lives – although the cousins never met – and reveals an extraordinary story of sex and power, of darkly complex, dangerous and dazzling times.

Elizabeth was the courageous virgin queen, inspired by the decision to rule alone, using her celibacy as a weapon. She inherited a weak and divided country coveted by great powers, and turned it into a major power, presiding over an era of peace and a golden age of English culture.

Mary, her cousin, was beautiful and cultured: a captivating but ultimately tragic figure, swayed by her passion, reckless in her sexual liaisons and vulnerable to the conspiracies of the powerful factions that surrounded her. Through their rivalry and the political and sexual intrigues it involved (including the role played by the charming Robert Dudley, Earl of Leceister), Dunn corrects many misconceptions about the two, painting Mary as a much more serious contender for power than is otherwise imagined, and Elizabeth as far more vulnerable than her formidable reputation.

Intelligent, engaging and accessible, audiobook masterfully juxtaposes the histories of these two remarkable women and the power struggle that continued between them until Elizabeth asserted her authority and, hesitantly, signed Mary’s death warrant.

The Lady and the Unicorn (Abridged, Audio cassette, Abridged edition): Tracy Chevalier The Lady and the Unicorn (Abridged, Audio cassette, Abridged edition)
Tracy Chevalier; Abridged by Kati Nicholl; Read by Isla Blair, Jamie Glover
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Out of stock

The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a set of six medieval tapestries. Beautiful, intricate and expertly made, they are also mysterious in their origin and meaning.

Tapestries give an appearance of order and continuity, as if designed and made by one person, belying the complicated process required to create them. Weavers, patrons, designers, artists, merchants and apprentices were involved in their making, and behind them were the wives, daughters and servants who exercised influences over their men. Like the many strands of wool and silk woven together into one cloth, so these people came together in a complex dance to create the whole picture.

Jean le Viste, a newly wealthy member of the French court, commissions the tapestries to hang in his chateau. Nicolas, his chosen designer, meets le Viste's wife Genevieve and his daughter Claude, both of whom take a keen interest in the tapestries. From Paris, Nicolas moves to a weaver's workshop in Brussels. The creation of the tapestries brings together people who would not otherwise meet - their lives become entangled, and so do their desires. As they fall in love, are shunned, take revenge, find unrequited love, turn to the church or to pagan ideals, the tapestries become to each an ideal vision of life - yet all discover that they are unable to make this ideal world their own.

The Lady and the Unicorn (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition): Tracy Chevalier The Lady and the Unicorn (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition)
Tracy Chevalier; Abridged by Kati Nicholl; Read by Isla Blair, Jamie Glover
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Out of stock

The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a set of six medieval tapestries. Beautiful, intricate and expertly made, they are also mysterious in their origin and meaning.

Tapestries give an appearance of order and continuity, as if designed and made by one person, belying the complicated process required to create them. Weavers, patrons, designers, artists, merchants and apprentices were involved in their making, and behind them were the wives, daughters and servants who exercised influences over their men. Like the many strands of wool and silk woven together into one cloth, so these people came together in a complex dance to create the whole picture.

Jean le Viste, a newly wealthy member of the French court, commissions the tapestries to hang in his chateau. Nicolas, his chosen designer, meets le Viste's wife Genevieve and his daughter Claude, both of whom take a keen interest in the tapestries. From Paris, Nicolas moves to a weaver's workshop in Brussels. The creation of the tapestries brings together people who would not otherwise meet - their lives become entangled, and so do their desires. As they fall in love, are shunned, take revenge, find unrequited love, turn to the church or to pagan ideals, the tapestries become to each an ideal vision of life - yet all discover that they are unable to make this ideal world their own.

English Verse - The Best of the Twentieth Century (Standard format, CD): Edward Leeson English Verse - The Best of the Twentieth Century (Standard format, CD)
Edward Leeson; Read by Julian Glover, Isla Blair
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Out of stock

The Best of Twentieth-Century Poetry offers an extensive survey of English poetry of the last hundred years. Representing the work of more than thirty poets, and extending from Thomas Hardy's lines on the loss of Titanic to the present-day concerns of Seamus Heaney, The Best of Twentieth-Century Poetry offers an extensive survey of English poetry of the last hundred years. It includes established favourites like T S Eliot's The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, W H Auden's Stop all the Clocks and In Memory of W B Yeats, and Dylan Thomas's Fern Hill, together with a generous selection of poetry from both world wars. Embracing a wide range of styles and moods, this new selection captures the continuing richness of the English poetic tradition. Includes the works of: Thomas Hardy Rudyard Kipling Julian Grenfell Edwin Muir Dylan thomas Stevie Smith Philip Larkin Seamus Heaney All poems are taken from The Time Book of English Verse, edited by Edward Leeson.

While the Light Lasts (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Agatha Christie While the Light Lasts (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Agatha Christie; Read by Isla Blair
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Out of stock

Five early stories unpublished since their first magazine appearances in the '20s and '30s, finally unearthed 21 years after Agatha Christie's death, already showing the deft touch of the Queen of Crime in the making. While the Light Lasts The Actress The House of Dreams The Edge Within a Wall Like many of her contemporaries, Agatha Christie wrote stories for a variety of magazines in the 1920s and '30s, and most of these eventually found their way into her books of short stories. Now, 21 years after her death, detective work worthy of Agatha Christie herself has unearthed 'new' stories, most of which have never been published anywhere in the world since their orginal appearances. In this new collection the author observes the tragic flaws in human nature, providing a glimpse of the Queen of Crime in the making. Anyone who has ever read Agatha Christie will enjoy every story for her skill at characterisation and her ability to deliver an unexpected twist in the tail...

English Verse - The Best of the Twentieth Century (Audio cassette): Edward Leeson English Verse - The Best of the Twentieth Century (Audio cassette)
Edward Leeson; Read by Isla Blair, Julian Glover
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Out of stock

Representing the work of more than thirty poets, and extending from Thomas Hardy's lines on the loss of Titanic to the present-day concerns of Seamus Heaney, The Best of Twentieth-Century Poetry offers an extensive survey of English poetry of the last hundred years. It includes established favourites like T S Eliot's The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, W H Auden's Stop all the Clocks and In Memory of W B Yeats, and Dylan Thomas's Fern Hill, together with a generous selection of poetry from both world wars. Embracing a wide range of styles and moods, this new selection captures the continuing richness of the English poetic tradition. All poems are taken from The Time Book of English Verse, edited by Edward Leeson.

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