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The Writer and the Man

I have recorded three or four of Patrick O'Brian's marvellous Aubrey/Maturin novels set during the Napoleonic Wars as well as his first published novel The Catalans. His writing is rich and his characters strong. So I was thrilled to be entrusted with Nikolai...

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NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED

What a privilege to record this extraordinary book by heart surgery Professor Stephen Westaby. His first book Fragile Lives (which I also recorded) is passionate and powerful but The Knifeā€™s Edge is darker and angrier. His battle trying save lives (often desperately...

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THE BEST KIND OF FEEDBACK

It's great to get feedback especially when it's from the writer of the book you're recording. I am recording the Hillsbridge Sagas by Janet Tanner - a four part series that follows the Hall family in the mining community of Hillsbridge in Somerset starting around...

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DARLING WINSTON

I am thrilled to be recording David Lough's new book WINSTON DARLING - the letters between Churchill and his beautiful American mother Jennie. The letters start when Winston is only eight and continue until Jennie's death forty years later. The letters are...

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NORTHUMBERLAND RULES!

I think you'd need to be of a certain age to remember Alan Melville. In the late 50s he seemed to be everywhere on television (only one channel then, and that in black-and-white) from The Brains Trust, What's my Line? and a particular favourite of mine "A-Z" (of...

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Earthly Powers……….

We narrators work in a vacuum. We don't see our audience so there's no instant reaction of course. That's why feedback is so important. I publish the following message I received NOT to boast but to remind myself why we do this wonderful job. Thanks to Suzanne for...

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