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Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Presented by The Online Stage Oliver Twist is the well-loved tale of an orphan, who starts life in a workhouse and finds himself embroiled in London's criminal underworld, before being saved by a kind gentleman who knows something of his surprising family history. A satire and social commentary as well as a page-turning yarn, full of grit, wit, and some of the most memorable characters in English Literature. The second published serialised novel by Charles Dickens, The British Library remarks that "it has proven to be one of the best-loved novels in the history of literature". Cast: Narrator and Sikes - Ben Lindsey-Clark Oliver - Sarah Bacaller Fagin - Graham Scott Mr. Bumble - Rob Goll Dodger - Amber Hegarty Nancy - Anna Grace Rose Maylie - Amanda Friday Dr. Losberne - David Prickett Harry Maylie - Mark Crowle-Groves Mrs. Corney - Elizabeth Klett Mrs. Maylie - Lillian Rachel Monks - Jeff Moon Charlie Bates - P. J. Morgan Grimwig - Max Gallo Audio edited by Ben Lindsey-Clark

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The Return of the Soldier

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The Return of the Soldier is the debut novel of English novelist Rebecca West, first published in 1918. The novel recounts the return of the shell shocked Captain Chris Baldry from the trenches of the First World War from the perspective of his cousin Jenny.  In 1916, Chris returns home from a French hospital to his country estate just outside London. The nature of his injuries at the front has caused him to suffer from amnesia. Awaiting him at home are his devoted wife, whom he does not remember, and his cousin, Jenny, whom he remembers only as a childhood friend. For Chris, the last 15 years have not happened and he believes himself still in love with a woman named Margaret, the poor innkeeper's daughter he courted many years before.  These three women, who have helped to shape his life, must decide whether to leave him to languish in a safe, dreamy past, or to compel his recovery and, thus, a return to the trenches and the horrors of war. Cast: Jenny - Amanda Friday Kitty - Anna Grace Margaret - Lillian Rachel Chris - Rob Goll Frank - Ben Lindsey-Clark Parlor Maid - Amber Hegarty Audio edited by Rob Goll

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