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A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
‘There is always in our minds the hope that we may find again those golden unhastening days and wake up and dream’
In these beautifully nostalgic memoirs, eminent author Angela Thirkell recalls in rich detail the three houses in which she gr...
Joseph Carey Merrick, born in Leicester on 5th August 1862, is better known as The Elephant Man.
Through horrible physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, he spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even nineteenth-century sensibilities could take...
War in Val D'Orcia is a classic of the Second World War, a first-hand account of daily life in Tuscany in the final years of the conflict, years which were, in Italy, blighted by German occupation, Allied invasion and civil war. Iris Origo kept her diary even with German troops occupying h...
Gesine Bullock-Prado, was the head of her sister's (Sandra Bullock) production company. She had a closet full of designer clothes and the ear of all the influential studio heads, but she was miserable. The only solace she found was in her secret hobby: baking.
With every sugary, butter...
The final book in the Sunflower trilogy sees Ruth and her husband returning to Bel-Air de Grezelongue, their much-loved home in the Lot-et-Garonne region of South West France. In 1976 their dreams of purchasing a peaceful summer home came true when they spied this derelict farmhouse surrou...
Part of the series:
The Sunflowers Trilogy