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Hamnet and Judith

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Winner of The Women's Prize for Fiction New York Times Best Seller "[An] exceptional winner.... It expresses something profound about the human experience that seems both extraordinarily current and at the same time, enduring." (Martha Lane Fox, Chair of The Women's Prize for Fiction judges) Two extraordinary people. A love that draws them together. A plague that threatens to tear them apart. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor - penniless, bullied by a violent father - falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers. Published as Hamnet in the US and the UK.

©2020 Maggie O'Farrell (P)2020 Knopf Canada

Narrator: Daisy Donovan
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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The Case of the Missing Cat

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Lottie is the greatest spy at Crabtree School. If anyone wants to know anything, Lottie will know the answer. But when the school cat, Lady Lovelypaws, goes missing, Lottie is totally clueless. There's no trace! Will she be able to solve the greatest mystery Crabtree School has ever seen?

©2014 Lauren Pearson (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Narrator: Daisy Donovan
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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Year Two Forever and Ever

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Ava Alexandra Hughes is seven years, four months and 15 days old. She's looking forward to her first day of year three at Crabtree School for Girls. But there is a serious problem: Crabtree School is just too good. It's such a good place that the a class from last year refuse to leave. Now those pesky 11-year-olds are clogging up the whole school, and Ava is going to be stuck in year two forever and ever. Ava and her friends must come up with a plan to get the year sixes out for good.

©2014 Lauren Pearson (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Narrator: Daisy Donovan
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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The Girl Who Stole the World

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Isabel has always been the most well-behaved girl at Crabtree School, and she's definitely done the most to help the school with the recycling Green Planet Award. But when another girl is given the prize, Isabel suddenly isn't sure that being good is the best thing any more. Maybe she should be a little bit naughty for once! And being naughty is fun - until she does something really bad.

©2014 Lauren Pearson (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Narrator: Daisy Donovan
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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I Am, I Am, I Am

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An extraordinary memoir - told entirely in near-death experiences - from one of Britain's best-selling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking. We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter - for whom this book was written - from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers. Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and restrained emotion, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface and illuminates the preciousness, beauty, and mysteries of life itself.

©2018 Maggie O'Farrell (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Daisy Donovan
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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