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Stephen Fry's Edwardian Secrets

By: Stephen Fry, John Woolf, Nick Baker
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  • Summary

  • Powered flight. Votes for women. Human sexuality. Mass migration. The psychology of dreams. The magic of the movies. Spies and detectives. Welcome to Stephen Fry’s Edwardian Secrets

    Perhaps thanks to TV period dramas, the popular imagination may picture the Edwardian era as an idyllic window between the wars, a time of manners and tea on the lawn. But below the surface lies a frenetic and often bizarre age where scientific leaps forward went hand in hand with belief in fairies, and secrets of sex, lies and murder simmered. 

    Across 12 episodes, in this sequel to his Victorian Secrets, Stephen Fry uncovers some of the startling and unexpected hidden histories of the Edwardians.

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Episodes
  • Ep 1: A Hard Act to Follow
    Aug 11 2021

    The Queen is dead, long live the King. On the occasion of Edward Vll’s coronation, we look back at his life as spoilt child, curious adolescent and womanizing princely glutton. There’s a bizarre secret behind those early motion pictures of a new and rotund monarch.

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    31 mins
  • Ep 2: Big Helpings
    Aug 11 2021

    This was to be an age of excess for some, and plenty for others. An age when the ruling classes enjoyed a secret life of large-scale adultery. Plus, the story of a female celebrity cook whose quail puddings were loved by the King. But was there more to their relationship?

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    36 mins
  • Ep 3: Small Worlds
    Aug 11 2021

    The bumpy story of early British flight; some secret mysteries about the Titanic, plus the secrets of a famous pair of murderers who were tracked down thanks to new technology. Ships, Telegraphy and the popular press were shrinking the world, with some unforeseen results.

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    37 mins

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excellent

Very insightful episodes.

great voice acting.

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Top drawer as always Stephen Fry!

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Great stuff

Stephen Fry is the only man to rival James May for highly entertaining narration. If you loved his Victorian Secrets, you’ll love this too

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Enjoyable

Very good narration as always from Stephen Fry, along with some great interviews and storylines. Worth the listen.

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Stephen Fry is the GOAT

Stephen Fry’s relationship with Amazon has to be one of the great working relationships in publishing history. It is so good, like everything he creates.

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Absolutely amazing!!

Stephen Fry's narration brings life to these secrets of the past. Fascinating and engaging.

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Excellent

A great way to catch up on your history with the best narrator around. Stephen Fry brings the Edwardian period to life like few classroom teachers could.

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So enjoyable

Could not ask for more, enjoyable, very entertaining, educational, but without being didactic. Highly recommended

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Excellent

Loved it, Stephen Fry as always was magnificent... being a history buff this series gave some insights into some pig the hidden parts of recent history... excellent

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Very Enjoyable

It was such an enjoyable book that I finished it in one afternoon. Stephen Fry is always entertaining.

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Fun and informative

Stephen Fry excels in this fascinating overview of the Edwardian era. I learnt a lot of

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