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    • E.F. Benson's Ghost Stories

    • read by Mark Gatiss
    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Mark Gatiss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mark Gatiss ( Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones) reads chilling tales by the unsung master of the classic ghost story: E. F. Benson. There's nothing sinister about a London bus. Nothing supernatural could occur on a busy train platform. There's nothing terrifying about a little caterpillar. And a telephone, what could be scary about that? Don't be frightened of the dark corners of your room. Don't be alarmed by a sudden inexplicable chill.

    Non-member price: $28.09

    • Queen Lucia: The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation

    • By: E. F. Benson, Aubrey Woods
    • Narrated by: Barbara Jefford, Jonathan Cecil, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Barbara Jefford is the hilariously outrageous Lucia in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by E.F. Benson. Lucia is the uncrowned queen of 1920s provincial society, the Everest of social climbers and the most delicious of snobs. In the pastoral serenity of the village of Riseholme, Lucia and her unforgettable cronies face up to an Indian guru, spiritualism, and a cultural usurper.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost as good as Wodehouse!

    • By Bethie on 27-08-2015

    Non-member price: $20.98

    • Tales of Horror and Suspense

    • 50 Great Classic Horror Stories
    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, E. F. Benson, Robert E. Howard, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fifty terrifying short stories from the great classic horror writers: 1. 'Pigeons from Hell' by Robert E. Howard 2. 'Pickman’s Model' by H. P. Lovecraft 3. 'The Horror Horn' by E. F. Benson 4. 'The Fearsome Touch of Death' by Robert E. Howard 5. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft 6. 'The Step' by E. F. Benson 7. 'Dagon' by H. P. Lovecraft 8. 'The Dream Snake' by Robert E. Howard 9. 'Caterpillars' by E. F. Benson 10. 'The Clock' by W. F. Harvey 11. 'In the Forest of Villefore' by Robert E. Howard

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great old tales

    • By Kt on 21-04-2017

    Non-member price: $140.51

    • Queen Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
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    England between the wars was a paradise of calm and leisure for the very, very rich. Into this enclave is born Mrs. Emmeline Lucas—La Lucia, as she is known—a woman determined to lead a life quite different from the subdued formality of her class.

    Non-member price: $16.77

    • Queen Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    England between the wars was a paradise of utter calm and leisure for the very, very rich. But into this enclave is born Mrs. Emmeline Lucas - La Lucia, as she is known - a woman determined to lead a life quite different from the pomp and subdued nature of her class. With her cohort, Georgie Pillson, and her husband, Peppino, she upends the greats of high society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By Fiona Thurn on 01-09-2015

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Mapp and Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
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    Mapp and Lucia is the centrepiece of E.F. Benson's series of Lucia novels - bringing together for the first time the eponymous middle-aged doyennes of polite 1930s society Miss Elizabeth Mapp and Emmeline Luca (Lucia to her friends). Lucia, recently widowed, is the newcomer to the village of Tilling and eager to wrest the reins of social supremacy from the incumbant Miss Mapp and install herself as its benevolent dictator.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • The Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    Non-member price: $149.84

    • Fifty Tales of Mystery and Adventure

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A gripping collection of the very best classic mystery and adventure stories. 1. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain 2. "The Perfect Crime" by Seamark 3. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs 4. "The Tea-Leaf" by Edgar Jepson and Robert Eustace 5. "The Step" by E. F. Benson 6. "The Queer Feet" by G. K. Chesterton 7. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey 8. "The Enemy" by Hugh Walpole 9. "An Impromptu Dance" by A. J. Alan 10. "The Red-Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 11. "The Wedding Guest" by Guy Boothby

    Non-member price: $140.51

    • The Great Short Story Collection

    • 66 Classic Gems of the Short Story Genre
    • By: Barry Pain, O. Henry, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The short story is considered to be one of the most challenging genres because of the need for compact plotlines and the ability to conjure up atmosphere and character in a few sentences and to engage the reader instantly. This collection presents 66 of the greatest examples of the genre - many of them well known, some hidden literary treasures, all of them exquisite examples of the short story at its finest.

    Non-member price: $104.88

    • Miss Mapp

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Miss Elizabeth Mapp, magnificent grande dame and heiress, is always on the lookout lest her neighbors fall outside the bounds of perfect, exemplary manners. But her tightly controlled world is soon beset on all sides by interlopers, first in the disturbingly masculine form of two very different retired army officers, both of whom are anything but retiring in their conflicting aims upon her heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly awful people, and excellent fun

    • By Fiona Thurn on 15-09-2015

    Non-member price: $28.39

    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A wonderful collection of 50 of the best classic ghost stories ever written. 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith, 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton, 'The Screaming Skull' by F. Marion Crawford, 'The Ghost in the Cupboard Room' by Wilkie Collins, 'The Shadow on the Blind' by Louisa Baldwin, 'A Ghost's Revenge' by Lettice Galbraith, 'The Lost Ghost' by Mary Wilkins-Freeman, 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Dust Cloud' by E. F. Benson, and many more.

    Non-member price: $149.84

    • Stories of Dangerous Women

    • By: Edith Wharton, W. F. Harvey, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
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    A gripping collection of classic stories in which the central figures are highly dangerous female characters - ranging from the creepy and unsettling to the utterly terrifying.

    Non-member price: $20.28

    • More Strange Tales

    • By: E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Another collection of 16 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best-known writers in these genres.

    Non-member price: $25.39

    • Twenty-Minute Stories

    • Over Fifty Classic Short Stories
    • By: B. M. Croker, Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, W. C. Morrow, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over 50 great classic short stories, each around 20 minutes in length - perfect for short journeys, bedtime listening and those moments in between.... 'The Khitmatgar' by B. M. Croker, 'The Mummy of Thompson Pratt' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Ghost at the Blue Dragon' by William J. Wintle, 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson, 'Miracles' by Barry Pain, 'The Dust That Was Barren' by P. C. Wren, 'His Unconquerable Enemy' by W. C. Morrow, 'A Tiger’s Skin' by W. W. Jacobs....

    Non-member price: $136.75

    • Macabre Tales

    • Seventy ghoulish and unearthly short stories
    • By: E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A ghoulish collection of loathsome and macabre tales full of astounding skill and diabolical cleverness. 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton, 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray, 'The Vampire' by Jan Neruda, 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher, 'The Story of the Spaniards' by E. & H. Heron, 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow, 'The Anticipator' by Morley Roberts, 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole, 'The Conjurer' by Richard Middleton....

    Non-member price: $134.85

    • Stories to Tell in the Dark

    • 50 Terrifying Tales
    • By: E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A creepy collection of 50 classic ghost, horror and mystery stories which will keep you up all night. 1. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; 2. "This Is All" by Barry Pain; 3. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F .Harvey; 4. "The Reticence of Lady Anne" by Saki; 5. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain; 6. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey; 7. "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson; 8. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey; 9. "The Idiot" by Arnold Bennett; 10. "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe...and many more.

    Non-member price: $149.84

    • Fifty Classic Horror Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 37 mins
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    Fifty of the greatest classic horror stories ever written: 1. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey 2. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs 3. "The Nightmare Room" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain 5. "Bagnell Terrace" by E. F. Benson 6. "Fingers of a Hand" by H. D. Everett 7. "The Interruption" by W. W. Jacobs 8. "Gavon’s Eve" by E. F. Benson 9. "The Ring of Thoth" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10. "Moon’s Gibbet" by Egerton Castle 11. "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Non-member price: $134.85

    • Tales of Murder and Mayhem

    • 40 Classic Short Stories
    • By: E. F. Benson, O. Henry, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 16 mins
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    1. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey 2. "A Madman’s Manuscript" by Charles Dickens 3. "The Hair" by A. J. Alan 4. "My Favourite Murder" by Ambrose Bierce 5. "Cannibalism in the Cars" by Mark Twain 6. "Gabriel-Earnest" by Saki 7. "The Pistol Shot" by Alexander Pushkin 8. "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling 9. "At the Farmhouse" by E. F. Benson 10. "The Parasite" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 11. "The Murder of the Mandarin" by Arnold Bennett 12. "Moon’s Gibbet" by Egerton Castle 13. "Query" by Seamark

    Non-member price: $89.90

    • Anatomical Stories

    • Gruesome Tales of Terror
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, W. F. Harvey, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A terrifying and macabre collection of anatomically inspired stories by the masters of gruseome fiction.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Trouble for Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
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    Taking the position of mayor in the town of Tilling brings much delight to Lucia. However, with her local rival Miss Mapp around, trouble is never far away.Lucia is elevated to her new position with Georgie Pilson as her sidekick, confidant, and escort. Lucia and Georgie renew their acquaintance with the opera diva Olga Braceley and the composer Cortese, but nobody in Tilling believes Lucia when she claims to have entertained a duchess.

    Non-member price: $15.72

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