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    • Mischief

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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    Waspish, wise, and wickedly witty, this is a collection to treasure forever. Reviewers have been describing Fay Weldon's inimitable voice for years. Now, here is Fay Weldon in her own words, selecting and introducing her favourite short stories from across her career as one of Britain's foremost contemporary novelists.

    Regular price: $31.30

    • Before the War

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Julian Clary
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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    Consider Vivien in November 1922: she is 24 and a spinster. She wears fashionable clothes, but she is plain and - almost worse in those times - intelligent. At nearly six feet tall, she is known unkindly by her family as 'the giantess'. Fortunately Vivien is rich, so she can travel to London and bribe a charismatic gentleman publisher to marry her. What he does not know is that Vivien is pregnant with another man's child and will die in childbirth in just a few months....

    Regular price: $28.16

    • Death of a She Devil

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Jane Slavin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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    In Fay Weldon's 1983 classic, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, women fought men for power and won. In 2017 men take the ultimate step to get their power back. Ruth Patchett, the original 'She Devil,' is now 84 and keen to retire. But who can take up her mantle? Enter Ruth's grandson Tyler, a confident 20-something: beautiful, resentful and unemployed. Tyler won't be satisfied until he can transition into the ultimate symbol of power and status. A woman.

    Regular price: $28.16

    • The Spa Decameron

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
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    There's a gathering of high-achieving ladies at the remote and expensive Castle Spa over the 10 days of Christmas and New Year. None of them have met before. Have they no homes to go to? Why have they put their lives on hold? Perhaps they think they've come to seek (through Botox, aromatherapy, and extravagant pampering) a better understanding of their lives?

    Regular price: $16.77

    • The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
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    When Ruth Pratchett discovers her husband is having a passionate affair with the lovely romantic novelist Mary Fisher, she is so seized by envy she becomes truly diabolic, embarking on a course of destruction which brings those around her their just deserts and herself an amazing reward. This is the fantasy of the wronged woman made real: wild, funny, true.

    Regular price: $10.47

    • Affliction

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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    Annette and Spicer make a perfect pair. But on this, the first day of the rest of their blissful lives, Spicer fails to kiss Annette goodbye, as he leaves for the office. The years of marriage shift and change: the rock of Annette's marriage may be sand.

    Regular price: $10.47

    • En stor familie

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Heidi Keller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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    Vær forsigtig med, hvem du inviterer indenfor - måske rejser hun aldrig igen... Hattie er en fornuftig ung kvinde. Hun arbejder i bogbranchen og danner par med Martyn, som er journalist med politiske ambitioner. De er et helt igennem vellykket, ungt par med barn og eget hus i London. Det var egentlig meningen, at Hattie skulle gå hjemme med deres lille datter. Men Hattie må erkende, at der er en verden til forskel mellem tanken om et barn og virkeligheden med et barn.

    Regular price: $12.12

    • Die Teufelin

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Beate Rysopp
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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    In Eden Grove leben lauter glückliche Frauen. Ihre Ehemänner sind erfolgreich. Sie haben muntere Kinder und das Familienleben ist ganz harmonisch. Eden Grove ist eine friedliche kleine Welt - aber nicht für alle. Es gibt zum Beispiel die unattraktive Ruth. Gattin eines Steuerberaters und Mutter zweier Kinder. Ruth ist loyal, und sie erträgt lange die sexuellen Eskapaden ihres Mannes. Aber es kommt der Punkt, an dem Ruth die Geduld verliert. Sie dreht den Spieß um und plant einen Rachefeldzug.

    Regular price: $14.22

    • Udvalgte noveller

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Githa Lehrmann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
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    Fay Weldon samler her sine yndlingsnoveller, som hun har skrevet over fire forskellige årtier: 70'erne, 80'erne, 90'erne og 00'erne. I sit eget forord reflekterer Weldon over, hvordan kvinders plads i samfundet har aendret sig over disse fire årtier, fra stadig at vaere delvist undertrykt i hjemmet i 70'erne til at vaere nødsaget til at finde arbejde i 00'erne. Indeholder også nye historier

    Regular price: $25.91

    • The Man With no Eyes

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Julie Christie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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    Fay Weldon has been one of the most consistently successful of Britain's contemporary women's authors with a career stretching over 30 years. Her prolific output alternating between television plays and vigorous novels such as The Life and Loves of a She-Devil articulate a contemporary feminist consciousness.

    Regular price: $14.97

    • Introduction to the Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Fay Weldon, Richard Holloway
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Fay Weldon reads from her introduction to Corinthians. A figurehead of the early Christian church, Paul sets out some of his thoughts on strife and division, spirituality, the bond of marriage and hopes for his own immortality in this book. Her introduction is preceded by a reading from the book by Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh.

    Regular price: $1.48

    • Chalcot Crescent

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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    It’s 2013, and 80-year-old Frances (has-been writer) is sitting on the stairs of No.3 Chalcot Crescent, Primrose Hill, listening to the debt collectors pounding on her front door. From this house she’s witnessed five decades of world history. While she waits for the bailiffs to give up and leave, Frances writes. She writes about the boyfriends she borrowed and the husband she stole from Fay, about her daughters and their children. The problem is that fact and fiction are blurring in Frances’s mind.

    Regular price: $26.84

    • Splitting

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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    How many women can you fit into one body? A novel of split personalities. A marriage, its breakdown, and a perforated heroine: one woman, many faces, many personalities, and more emerging: a crumbling house, and the rooms of that house (which in our dreams are aspects of the self). Any more traumas and it’s all over! Sir Edwin Rice has decided to divorce Lady Angelica, ex-rock star. She has behaved intolerably. He petitions the Court to set him free. Angelica fights back.

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    • By Marta on 24-05-2016

    Regular price: $10.91

    • The Cloning of Joanna May

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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    A novel about split personality, about the components of the self and genetic engineering. It tells the fate of Joanna May, who at the age of 60 discovers that she has been cloned and there are in fact four other versions of herself in existence.

    Regular price: $10.47

    • The Spa Decameron

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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    Ten high achieving ladies are gathered together in the week between Christmas and the New Year, at the expensive Castle Spa, seeking, through Botox, aromatherapy and general all round pampering, a new beginning to their lives.

    Regular price: $29.51

    • The Hole in the Top of the World

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bain, Zeljko Ivanek, Valerie Landsburg, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Walter Matthau stars in the story of a climate scientist trying to balance romance and research. The piece is both serious and surreal as Matthau removes the “fourth wall” while addressing the show’s recording engineer. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Barbara Bain, Zeljko Ivanek and Valerie Landsburg. Directed by Shaun McLoughlin. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, California, in June 1992.

    Regular price: $10.08

    • Kehua!

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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    Beverley may be close to ninety, but when her granddaughter announces her plans to leave home and husband for a glamorous actor, she’s already considering how she can stir up a little trouble. And so are the kehua outside. Quite how these Maori ghosts arrived outside the kitchen window is the origin of your writer’s tale. Suffice to say that everyone is haunted by the traumas of the past, that Beverley’s female bloodline carry a weighty spiritual burden - and that murder is at the root of it all....

    Regular price: $26.84