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Lady in Waiting
- My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
- By: Anne Glenconner
- Narrated by: Anne Glenconner
- Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her. Anne Glenconner has been close to the Royal Family since childhood. Eldest child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, she was, as a daughter, described as 'the greatest disappointment' by her family as she was unable to inherit. Her childhood home, Holkham Hall, is one of the grandest estates in England. Bordering Sandringham, the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were frequent playmates.
- By MEW on 18-11-2019
What a life! Brilliantly remembered, this glimpse into high aristocratic circles will have listeners enthralled. I loved it!
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog
- By: Muriel Barbery
- Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat, Cassandra Morris
- Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
An enchanting New York Times and international best seller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year-old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.
Wonderful if you love philosophy.
- By Inkshed Press on 05-03-2016
Accent spoils this book.
What disappointed you about The Elegance of the Hedgehog?
The narrators are French because the book is set in Paris and involves French characters. Unfortunately, the producers of this fabulous story for some obscure reason decided the reader would be American. Completely fails.
How could the performance have been better?
Use an English speaking French narrator!!
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
could not get pass the first chapter. I ended up buying the hardback.
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