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Arn - Knight Templar (DVD): Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Milind Soman, Simon Callow, Vincent Perez, Bibi... Arn - Knight Templar (DVD)
Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Milind Soman, Simon Callow, … 2
R88 Discovery Miles 880 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Epic action adventure set in medieval Sweden. Joakim Natterqvist stars as Arn, the handsome son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman who is brought up in a monastery before being sent off to the Holy Land crusades as a Knight Templar. Meanwhile his true love, Cecilia (Sofia Helin), is sent into a convent to do penance for their forbidden love. The supporting cast includes Stellan Skarsgard, Bibi Andersson, Michael Nyquist, Simon Callow and Vincent Perez.

Naples '44 (Standard format, CD): Norman Lewis Naples '44 (Standard format, CD)
Norman Lewis; Read by Nicholas Boulton
R561 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R201 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Naples '44 is an unflinching autobiographical account of a year in Naples after the armistice and Allied landings in Sorrento in 1943. Working as a British counterintelligence officer under the Allied occupation, Lewis documents the rich pageant of life in the city and its surrounding areas. There is suffering and squalor: criminal gangs are on the rise, along with typhus and black market commerce, and the female population is forced into part-time prostitution, simply to obtain food. Corruption is rife as a Genovese crime family member makes his way into the US army administration, and local hospitals, short on supplies, buy equipment back from those who stole it. There is farce and humour too, witnessed in the Roman uncle paid handsomely to simply appear at funerals and lend an air of gravitas, and in Lewis's own experience of vetting proposed marriages between British soldiers and local women. Unsparing, penetrating and profoundly humane, Naples '44 is a moving portrait of the costs of war, and the resilience of a society under extreme stress.

The Betrothed Lib/E (Standard format, CD): Alessandro Manzoni The Betrothed Lib/E (Standard format, CD)
Alessandro Manzoni; Read by Nicholas Boulton
R1,287 R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Save R406 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Notes from Underground and the Gambler (Standard format, CD): Fyodor Dostoyevsky Notes from Underground and the Gambler (Standard format, CD)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Read by Nicholas Boulton; Translated by Constance Garnett
R695 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R205 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Diary of a Madman - and Other Stories (Standard format, CD): Nikolai Gogol The Diary of a Madman - and Other Stories (Standard format, CD)
Nikolai Gogol; Read by Nicholas Boulton; Translated by Constance Garnett
R1,115 R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Save R426 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories is a bizarre and colourful collection containing the complete Ukrainian and Petersburg stories by the iconic Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. From the witty and Kafkaesque The Nose, where a civil servant wakes up one day to find his nose missing, to the moving and evocative The Overcoat, about a sad and reclusive man whose only ambition is to replace his old, threadbare coat, Gogol gives us a unique and satirical take on the absurd. Gogol's tales of inconsequential civil servants, mixing the everyday with the surreal, foreshadow the work of his later acolytes, Bulgakov and Kafka. None is more cutting than the main story, The Diary of a Madman, where a government clerk descends to insanity, claiming that he can communicate with dogs and that he is next in line to the throne of Spain.

The Book of the Courtier (Standard format, CD): Baldassare Castiglione The Book of the Courtier (Standard format, CD)
Baldassare Castiglione; Read by Nicholas Boulton; Translated by Leonard Eckstein Opdycke
R781 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R290 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Set in the court of Urbino in 1507, Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier presents an invaluable look at court life and culture during the Renaissance. Over four nights of dialogue, the book explores the key question, `What should a courtier be like?' and presents a deep and timeless discussion that is reminiscent of Plato's Symposium and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, and invites comparisons with Macchiavelli's The Prince. It is absorbing and enlightening, and encompasses a wide range of topics that include dancing, fencing, war, religion, culture, courtly and corporeal love and gender relations, with a surprisingly modern defence of women and equal rights.

The Moving Finger (CD, Unabridged edition): Agatha Christie The Moving Finger (CD, Unabridged edition)
Agatha Christie; Read by Clare Corbett, Full Cast, June Whitfield, Nicholas Boulton
R297 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R102 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Recuperating from a flying accident, Jerry Burton needs to take a break somewhere peaceful. He and his sister Joanna rent a house in the little village of Lymstock, where they know no-one and hope to be able to relax. Their quiet life is shattered, however, by the arrival of an obscene anonymous letter accusing them of impropriety. Jerry refuses to take it seriously and throws it on the fire. But during a routine check-up with the local GP, Doctor Griffiths, he soon discovers that theirs is by no means the first unpleasant missive: a number of other village residents have been similarly harassed. Suspicion is rife, and matters are brought to a head by the suicide of one of the letters' recipients. With the whole village in a state of shock, the vicar's wife decides to invite down an old friend with considerable experience of the darker side of human nature. Can Miss Marple's arrival in Lymstock cast light on events? And can she discover the culprit before more deaths occur? One of Agatha Christie's own favourite novels is dramatised with a full cast including Clare Corbett and Nicholas Boulton. 2 CDs. 1 hr 30 mins.

A Hero of Our Time (CD): Mikhail Lermontov A Hero of Our Time (CD)
Mikhail Lermontov; Read by Nicholas Boulton
R562 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R200 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is an enigma: arrogant, cocky, melancholic, brave, cynic, romantic, loner, socialite, soldier, free soul, and yet, victim of the world, he eludes definition and remains a mystery to those who know him. Just who is he? And what does he hope to achieve? Evolving from first person to third person, and then into a diary, A Hero of our Time takes on a variety of forms to interrogate Pechorin's cryptic character and his unusual philosophy, providing breathtaking descriptions of the Caucasus along the way. The novel has been hailed as an influence on such writers as Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov, and is a striking take on Lord Byron's `superfluous man'; it hearkens back to the teaching of Machiavelli, while anticipating the future work of Nietzsche.

Arn - Knight Templar (Blu-ray disc): Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Milind Soman, Simon Callow, Vincent... Arn - Knight Templar (Blu-ray disc)
Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Milind Soman, Simon Callow, … 2
R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Epic action adventure set in medieval Sweden. Joakim Natterqvist stars as Arn, the handsome son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman who is brought up in a monastery before being sent off to the Holy Land crusades as a Knight Templar. Meanwhile his true love, Cecilia (Sofia Helin), is sent into a convent to do penance for their forbidden love. The supporting cast includes Stellan Skarsgard, Bibi Andersson, Michael Nyquist, Simon Callow and Vincent Perez.

Naples '44 (Standard format, CD): Norman Lewis Naples '44 (Standard format, CD)
Norman Lewis; Read by Nicholas Boulton
R526 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R147 (28%) Special order
Notes from Underground and the Gambler (MP3 format, CD): Fyodor Dostoyevsky Notes from Underground and the Gambler (MP3 format, CD)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Read by Nicholas Boulton; Translated by Constance Garnett
R702 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R205 (29%) Special order
The Betrothed Lib/E (MP3 format, CD): Alessandro Manzoni The Betrothed Lib/E (MP3 format, CD)
Alessandro Manzoni; Read by Nicholas Boulton
R972 R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Save R296 (30%) Special order
The Betrothed Lib/E (Standard format, CD): Alessandro Manzoni The Betrothed Lib/E (Standard format, CD)
Alessandro Manzoni; Read by Nicholas Boulton
R1,725 R1,175 Discovery Miles 11 750 Save R550 (32%) Special order
Naples '44 (MP3 format, CD): Norman Lewis Naples '44 (MP3 format, CD)
Norman Lewis; Read by Nicholas Boulton
R702 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R205 (29%) Special order
Notes from Underground and the Gambler (Standard format, CD): Fyodor Dostoyevsky Notes from Underground and the Gambler (Standard format, CD)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Read by Nicholas Boulton; Translated by Constance Garnett
R1,049 R729 Discovery Miles 7 290 Save R320 (31%) Special order
Justine (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Marquis de Sade Justine (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Marquis de Sade; Read by Polly Edsell, Nicholas Boulton; Translated by John Phillips
R858 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R206 (24%) Special order

Underneath the patina of civilised society lies the Sadean demimonde: a bundle of lustful appetites fueled by momentary impulse and a desire for unfettered indulgence. And the target of this savagery: Justine de Bertole, a pious and virginal heroine. While her amoral sister Juliette gets all the wonders in the world, virtuous and faithful Justine is subjected to punishment after punishment at the hands of sadistic and abusive deviants. Grotesque, inhumane and compelling, Sade's novel overturns Rousseau's views of the social contract, and the common trope that punishment only visits sinners, to deliver a passionate treatise on good and evil, virtue and sin.

Naples '44 Lib/E - An Intelligence Officer in the Italian Labyrinth (Standard format, CD): Norman Lewis Naples '44 Lib/E - An Intelligence Officer in the Italian Labyrinth (Standard format, CD)
Norman Lewis; Read by Nicholas Boulton
R880 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R263 (30%) Special order
The Life and Poetry of W.B.Yeats (CD): John Kavanagh The Life and Poetry of W.B.Yeats (CD)
John Kavanagh; Read by Jim Norton, Denys Hawthorne, Nicholas Boulton, Marcella Riordan
R247 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R48 (19%) Special order

The life of William Butler Yeats is a remarkable one - poet, playwright, essayist, politician, occultist, astrologer, founder of a national theatre, voluminous correspondent, lover, husband and father. It was a life that extended to a packed, sometimes frantic 73 years and left us with what many consider to be one of the finest collections of poetry from once voice.

The Metaphysical Poets (CD, Unabridged edition): John Donne, Andrew Marvell, et al The Metaphysical Poets (CD, Unabridged edition)
John Donne, Andrew Marvell, et al; Read by Nicholas Boulton, Jonathan Keeble, …
R203 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R39 (19%) Special order

John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Thomas Carew and Henry Vaughan: these were some of the 17th-century writers who devised a new form of poetry full of wit, intellect and grace, which we now call Metaphysical poetry. They wrote about their deepest religious feelings and their carnal pleasures in a way that was radically new and challenging to their readers. Their work was largely misunderstood or ignored for two centuries, until 20th-century critics rediscovered it, finding in it a deep originality and a willingness to experiment that made much conventional poetry look merely decorative. This collection provides the perfect introduction to this diverse group of fascinating poets.

Dead Souls (CD): Nikolai Gogol Dead Souls (CD)
Nikolai Gogol; Read by Nicholas Boulton; Translated by Constance Garnett
R717 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R167 (23%) Special order

Gogol's great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian Literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata, but especially the devious complexities in Russia with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead 'souls' or serfs whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol's characters. Gogol's obsession with attempting to display 'the untold riches of the Russian soul' eventually led him to madness, religious mania and death. Dismissed by him as merely 'a pale introduction to the great epic poem which is taking shape in my mind', Dead Souls is the culmination of Gogol's genius.

David Copperfield (CD, Unabridged edition): Charles Dickens David Copperfield (CD, Unabridged edition)
Charles Dickens; Read by Nicholas Boulton
R1,901 R1,415 Discovery Miles 14 150 Save R486 (26%) Special order

The intensely personal David Copperfield (widely regarded to be the most autobiographical of the author's novels) is one of Dickens's greatest works. We follow David Copperfield from birth and miserable childhood to inevitable tragedies, until he finally finds happiness later in life. Full of some of the most memorable characters in literary history, Nicholas Boulton's depiction of the oily Uriah Heep and David Copperfield's sinister stepfather Murdstone, do the novel full justice.

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