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    • The Diary of Samuel Pepys

    • The BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Samuel Pepys, Hattie Naylor
    • Narrated by: Kris Marshall, Katherine Jakeways, Full Cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways star as Mr & Mrs Pepys in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the world famous diaries. Samuel Pepys was 26 when he decided to start keeping a diary, in January 1660. For the next 10 years he faithfully recorded the day's events and confessed his innermost thoughts. That diary has since become one of our most important, and fascinating, historical documents. Pepys gave us eyewitness accounts of some of the great events of the 17th century, including the Great Fire of London and the Second Dutch War.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • TRANSPORT YOURSELF BACK IN TIME!

    • By Kate on 28-03-2016

    Non-member price: $37.47

    • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Ian Kelly's Casanova

    • By: Ian Kelly
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads Ian Kelly’s biography of one of the most beguiling and controversial individuals of any age. In this fascinating biography of the notorious libertine, Ian Kelly draws on documents by Casanova, his friends, and his lovers (male and female) in order to bring fresh insights to the man’s life and world. The sights and smells of 18th-century Europe are brought keenly to life, as are the colourful incidents of Casanova’s life.

    Non-member price: $14.99

    • Letters from a Lost Generation

    • First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends
    • By: Mark Bostridge, Alan Bishop
    • Narrated by: Amanda Root, Jonathan Firth, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "If war spares me," wrote Vera Brittain to her brother, Edward, in 1916, "it will be my one aim to immortalise in a book the story of us four." Seventeen years later, Vera was to achieve her aim with the acclaimed Testament of Youth. This series of letters was the inspiration behind Testament. Written between Vera; her brother; her fiancé, Roland Leighton; and their two best friends, Victor Richardson and Geoffrey Thurlow, they give a unique perspective on the most horrifying conflict the world has ever seen.

    Non-member price: $21.86