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    • The Red Necklace

    • The French Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      5 out of 5 stars 33
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    France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter: these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story, Beautiful performance

    • By Dannielle on 13-10-2016

    Regular price: $16.38

    • I, Coriander

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher. She is shut away in a chest and left to die, but emerges into the fairy world from which her mother came, and where time has no meaning. When she returns, charged with a task that will transform her life, she is seventeen.

    Regular price: $16.38

    • The Silver Blade

    • The French Revolution, Book 2
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A mysterious boy is the focus of a novel that takes us from the September Massacres of 1792 to the death of Robespierre four years later. After rescuing Sido, the young daughter of an aristocrat, he flees to England, making secret journeys back to France to smuggle out refugees.

    Regular price: $20.96

    • The Boy Who Could Fly

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish. Thomas can't think what to ask for, so he wishes he could fly. That's how Thomas goes from being just an ordinary boy whom no one notices to being the most popular boy in the school. But it makes him sad that grown-ups can't see the wonderful things he can do.

    Regular price: $6.28

    • The Invisible Boy

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When his parents are lost in space, Sam is left, heartbroken, in the care of the horrible Hilda Hardbottom. Then he finds a tiny spaceship in the cabbage patch and meets a little alien called Splodge. How Splodge makes him invisible, and how Sam uses his new talent in his darkest hour makes a touching and extremely funny story with lovely memorable characters.

    Regular price: $6.28

    • The Red Necklace

    • The French Revolution, Book 1
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter - these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.

    Regular price: $30.38

    • An Almond for a Parrot

    • By: Wray Delaney, (Sally Gardner)
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    I would like to make myself the heroine of this story and my character to be noble - an innocent victim led astray. But alas, sir, I would be lying.... Tully Truegood: orphan. Magician's apprentice. Whore. In prison, accused of murder, Tully begins to write her life story. A story that takes her from a young daughter-skivvy in the back streets of 18th-century London to her stepmother Queenie's fairy house - a place where decadent excess is a must....

    Regular price: $15.19

    • Maggot Moon

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Robert Madge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, Maggot Moon is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner. When his best friend, Hector, is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland. Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by Maggot Moon's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So wanted this to be loved

    • By discociti on 03-10-2014

    Regular price: $13.47

    • The Flying Carpet Thief: The Detective Agency's Fifth Case

    • Wings & Co 5
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'Agatha Christie for kids' - a new mystery in the detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author Sally Gardner. The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of a bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose, and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom as if by magic. Oh, and, worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives....

    Regular price: $19.47

    • Playtime Rhymes

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Angela Dijksman, Heather Chivers
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here are 37 Familiar rhymes, songs, and games, ranging from the traditional Ring-a-Ring o' Roses to Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, all from the original book Playtime Rhymes. Also includes 'The Wheels on the Bus', 'Old MacDonald had a Farm', 'If You're Happy and You Know It', and 'Ten Fat Sausages'.

    Regular price: $14.97

    • My Side of the Diamond

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Willow Nash
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An extraordinary tale about the search for love from acclaimed Costa and Carnegie Award-winning novelist Sally Gardner. Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend, Becky, disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear - she jumped off a tall building and seemingly never reached the ground. It was as if she simply vanished into thin air. Did Jazmin have something to do with her disappearance? Or was it more to do with Icarus, with whom Becky became suddenly besotted...?

    Regular price: $17.16

    • Zerbrochener Mond

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andreas Steinhöfel
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Was wäre, wenn der zweite Weltkrieg anders ausgegangen wäre? Wenn ein grausames, totalitäres Regime die Weltherrschaft an sich reißen wollte?Würden wir brav unser armseliges Leben in Zone 7 leben, bei den Ratten und Fliegen, in ständiger Angst vor den Ledermantelmännern? Würden wir vor der Fahne des Mutterlands strammstehen, wie die Musterschüler mit ihren langen Hosen und ordentlich gebundenen Schlipsen?

    Regular price: $14.22

    • The Matchbox Mysteries

    • Wings & Co 4
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Podgy Bottom is in trouble. All over town cars are being shrunk to the size of a matchbox in the blink of an eye; a giant purple bunny rabbit is running riot and a strange-looking broomstick is causing chaos and calamity.... Sounds like a case for Wings & Co, the famous fairy detective agency! Can Emily, Budget, and Fidget put a stop to this magical mischief before it's too late?

    Regular price: $12.48

    • The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

    • Wings & Co, Book 3
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Spot on the Fishcake! The famous fairy detective agency, Wings & Co, has a problem. Really quite a big problem. Well, a few of them actually. There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter with the detectives. There's a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond. And then there's that tricky business of the TV talent show. Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget's most complicated case yet. Read by Simon Russell Beale.

    Regular price: $14.97

    • Tinder

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Robert Madge
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A young soldier, a captive princess, witches, wolves and Death walk hand in hand in Costa Award winner Sally Gardner's exquisitely written new novel inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Tinderbox. Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail.

    Regular price: $28.46

    • The Real Fairy Storybook

    • By: Georgie Adams, Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Emma Chambers
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is Midsummer's Eve. Blossom, the Royal Dressmaker, and her assistants Nightwing, Fancy, Trip, and Pod are hard at work making the Fairy Queen's new dress for the Midsummer Ball. To pass the time, they take turns telling stories, stories no human child has heard before.

    Regular price: $6.28

    • Three Pickled Herrings

    • Wings & Co 2
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency, Emily Vole and her friends are beginning to worry. It's five months since their official opening and they still haven't had one case. Then local landowner Sir Walter Cross dies suddenly and mysteriously. The detectives suspect fairy meddling. And when Mr Rollo the tailor mysteriously loses everything and Pan Smith's wedding plans are ruined the night before her big day, they're convinced there must be magic at play.

    Regular price: $15.60

    • The Silver Blade

    • The French Revolution, Book 2
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A mysterious boy is the focus of a novel that takes us from the September Massacres of 1792 to the death of Robespierre four years later. After rescuing Sido, the young daughter of an aristocrat, he flees to England, making secret journeys back to France to smuggle out refugees. He and Sido fall in love - but then she is kidnapped, and he needs all his courage and skill to rescue her a second time. Even then the young lovers are not safe, for our hero learns who he really is, and how can Sido marry him?

    Regular price: $15.72

    • The Smallest Girl Ever

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    Ruby Genie is an orphan. Everyone expects her to have the same fantastic magical powers as her famous parents did, but Ruby can't do any magic at all, or so she thinks, and feels a complete failure. Then she begins to get smaller and smaller and smaller.

    Regular price: $6.28

    • Operation Bunny

    • Wings & Co. Book 1
    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Emily Vole makes headline news in the first weeks of her life, when she is found in an abandoned hatbox in Stansted Airport. Then, only a few years later, her neighbour Mrs String dies, leaving Emily a mysterious inheritance: an old shop, a small bunch of golden keys, and a cat called Fidget. In the shop Emily discovers drawers full of fairy wings and the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime as the old Fairy Detective Agency comes back to life. It is up to Emily to reopen the shop, and recall the fairies to duty.

    Regular price: $19.47

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