They´re Gonna Murder You: War Stories From My Life at the News Front: Clarence Jones
Front Page News: Katie Rowney
News from the Front: Chilling Tales for Dark Nights, Steven Long
Here are four of the best episodes of the comedy news show, including appearances by the late Linda Smith, as well as Simon Hoggart´s final edition as chairman. Since 1977, BBC Radio 4´s funniest and quirkiest game show has been answering questions and offering wit and wisdom on global happenings, national news, and, quite frankly, pathetic parochial events. Now you can enjoy the highlights of last year´s news, distilled by the very best and wittiest panellists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001154/rt_bbcw_001154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
World War II is now in its third year and although nothing can dent the unwavering patriotism of Henrietta and her friends, everyone in the Devonshire village has their anxious moments. Henrietta takes up weeding and plays the triangle in the local orchestra to take her mind off things; the indomitable Lady B, now in her late 70s, partakes in endless fund-raising events to distract herself from thoughts of life without elastic; and Faith, the village flirt, finds herself in the charming company of American GIs. With the war nearing its end, hope seems to lie just around the corner, and as this spirited community muddles through, Lady B vows to make their friendships outlast the hardship that brought them together. Joyce Dennys was born, in 1893, in India. The Dennys family relocated to England in 1896. Dennys enjoyed drawing lessons throughout her schooling and later enrolled at Exeter Art School. As she got older, her drawing took a backseat to the domestic and social duties of a mother and doctor´s wife and she became increasingly frustrated. She voiced her frustrations through the character of Henrietta, a heroine she created for an article for Sketch. These writings were later compiled to form Henrietta´s War, first published in 1985. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberley Datnow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009736/bk_adbl_009736_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spirited Henrietta wishes she was the kind of doctor´s wife who knew exactly how to deal with the daily upheavals of war. But then, everyone in her close-knit Devonshire village seems to find different ways to cope: There´s the indomitable Lady B, who writes to Hitler every night to tell him precisely what she thinks of him; the terrifyingly efficient Mrs Savernack, who relishes the opportunity to sit on umpteen committees and boss everyone around; flighty, flirtatious Faith who is utterly preoccupied with the latest hats and flashing her shapely legs; and then there´s Charles, Henrietta´s hard-working husband who manages to sleep through a bomb landing in their neighbour´s garden. With life turned upside down under the shadow of war, Henrietta chronicles the dramas, squabbles, and loyal friendships that unfold in her affectionate letters to her ´dear childhood friend´´ Robert. Warm, witty and perfectly observed, Henrietta´s War brings to life a sparkling community of determined troopers who pull together to fight the good fight with patriotic fervour and good humour. Henrietta´s War is part of The Bloomsbury Group, a new library of books from the early 20th-century chosen by readers for readers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mandy Gasson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009688/bk_adbl_009688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.