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    • The Carhullan Army

    • Written by: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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    Set in the part of England once known as The Lake District and frequented by hordes of landscape-hungry tourists, The Carhullan Army is narrated by a young woman who has adopted the name Sister. Britain after its union with the United States and numerous unsuccessful foreign wars, has found itself in the grip of a severe fuel crisis and the country is now under the control of a severe body known as The Authority.

    Regular price: ₹569.00

    • How to Paint a Dead Man

    • Written by: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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    Italy in the early 1960s: A dying painter considers the sacrifices and losses that have made him an enigma, both to strangers and those closest to him. He begins his last life painting, using the same objects he has painted obsessively for his entire career - a small group of bottles. In Cumbria thirty years later, a landscape artist - and admirer of the Italian recluse - finds himself trapped in the extreme terrain that has made him famous.

    Regular price: ₹569.00

    • Haweswater

    • Written by: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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    It is 1936 in a remote dale in the old northern county of Westmorland. For centuries the rural community has remained the same, the Lightburn family has been immersed in the harsh hill-farming tradition. Then a man from the city of Manchester arrives, spokesman for a vast industrial project that will devastate both the landscape and the local community. Mardale will be flooded to create a new reservoir, supplying water to the Midland cities. In the coming year this corner of Lakeland will be evacuated and transformed.

    Regular price: ₹721.00

    • HiBrow: The Folio Prize Fiction Festival

    • Written by: Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava,
    • Narrated by: Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava,
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    The three-day Folio Prize Fiction Festival 2014 brought together some great writers and audiences and gave them a real opportunitey to talk in depth about their work and similar subjects. The festival included interviews and discussions with top writers, novelists, poets, critics and publishers, including Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, Rachel Kushner, Sarah Hall, Pankaj Mishra, Stephanie Merritt, Jane Gardam and Mark Haddon. 

    Regular price: ₹152.00

    • The Wolf Border

    • Written by: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
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    For almost a decade, Rachel Caine has turned her back on home, kept distant by family disputes and her work monitoring wolves on an Idaho reservation. But now, summoned by the eccentric earl of Annerdale and his controversial scheme to reintroduce the grey wolf to the English countryside, she is back in the peat and wet light of the Lake District. The earl's project harks back to an ancient idyll of untamed British wilderness.

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    • The Beautiful Indifference

    • Written by: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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    Uniquely disturbing and deeply erotic, this collection confirms Sarah Hall as one of the greatest writers of her generation. From the heathered fells and lowlands of Cumbria with their history of smouldering violence, to the speed and heat of summer London, to an eerily still lake in the Finnish wilderness, Sarah Hall evokes landscapes with extraordinary precision and grace.

    Regular price: ₹417.00

    • The Electric Michelangelo

    • Written by: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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    On the windswept front of Morecambe Bay, Cy Parks spends his childhood years first in a guesthouse for consumptives run by his mother and then as apprentice to alcoholic tattoo artist Eliot Riley. Thirsty for new experiences, he departs for America and finds himself in the riotous world of the Coney Island boardwalk, where he sets up his own business as 'The Electric Michelangelo'.

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    • BBC National Short Story Award 2010 (5 Shortlisted Titles)

    • Written by: David Constantine, Aminatta Forna, Sarah Hall,
    • Narrated by: Emma Rydal, Ron Cook, Sirine Saba,
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    The 5 shortlisted titles for the BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust, containing:Tea at the Midland by David ConstantineDavid Constantine 2010 Haywards Heath by Aminatta FornaAminatta Forna 2010Butcher’s Perfume by Sarah HallSarah Hall 2010If It Keeps on Raining by Jon McGregorJon McGregor 2010My Daughter the Racist by Helen OyeyemiHelen Oyeyemi 2010

    Regular price: ₹342.00

    • Mrs Fox (BBC National Short Story Award 2013 Winner)

    • Written by: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Andrea Riseborough
    • Length: 27 mins
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    An earthy, contemporary fable about a professional and, as yet, childless couple who are content in their uninterrupted lives until one day the wife undergoes a remarkable transformation. The husband is left to battle against his disbelief and decide how to mourn the loss of his wife, whilst learning how to accept the brilliant creature she has become.

    Regular price: ₹205.00

    • BBC National Short Story Award 2013 (5 Shortlisted titles)

    • Written by: Sarah Hall, Lisa Blower, Lionel Shriver,
    • Narrated by: Andrea Riseborough, Rebekah Staton, Nancy Crane,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    The five titles shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2013, administered in partnership with BookTrust. Contains: Mrs Fox by Sarah Hall read by Andrea Riseborough, Barmouth by Lisa Blower read by Rebekah Staton, Prepositions by Lionel Shriver read by Nancy Crane, Notes from the House of Spirits by Lucy Wood read by Hattie Morahan, We Are Watching Something Terrible Happening by Lavinia Greenlaw read by Claire Skinner.

    Regular price: ₹410.00

    • Madame Zero

    • Written by: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
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    Sarah Hall is an exquisite chronicler of landscapes - rural, industrial, psychological - and these haunting stories reveal a writer at the peak of her powers. Rich in the mythic symbolism of wilderness and wasteland, these tales blur the natural and urban, mundane and surreal, human and animal. Written in Hall's lyrical prose, this uncannily disturbing collection glitters with poetic and erotic imagery.

    Regular price: ₹417.00

    • Litmus

    • Short Stories from Modern Science (Science-Into-Fiction)
    • Written by: Kate Clanchy, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Stella Duffy,
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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    Like the creation myths they supersede, the revelations of science are seared into our collective imagination through storytelling. From Archimedes' bath to Newton's apple, vivid accounts of scientific discovery help us understand the principles behind each theory, and add to the larger narrative of how the universe works, and how we came to be here. This anthology draws out and distils science's love of narrative from a wide range of scientific disciplines, weaving theory into very human stories.

    Regular price: ₹721.00

    • An Informal History of the Male Nude (Complete)

    • Written by: Sarah Kent, Edith Hall, Partha Mitter,
    • Narrated by: Sarah Kent, Edith Hall, Partha Mitter,
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    The BBC Radio 3 series exploring the meaning of the male nude in the visual arts. When we think of the nude we usually think of the female nude, and in Western art in particular, we're often contemplating an image where the artist is primarily concerned with sensuality and desire. If we spare a thought for the male nude at all, he tends to appear as a figure symbolising courage and endurance. Both perspectives are, of course, a simplification or distortion.

    Regular price: ₹342.00

    • Butcher's Perfume (BBC National Short Story Award 2010)

    • Written by: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Emma Rydal
    • Length: 24 mins
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    A gritty coming-of-age story set in Carlisle. A disturbing event one summer closely binds a teenage girl to the awe-inspiring Slessor family in which the wild blood of the region runs strong. The BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust.

    Regular price: ₹205.00