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Recordings - the Template of Great Literature on audio CD
Live recordings of Jane Mackay's talks and lectures available on CD - approximately 1 hour in length.
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A Seven Point Grid for Greatness
Is it possible to assess achievement in writers? This CD explores the essence of greatness as expressed in the lives and works of outstanding writers.
Hans Christian Andersen - The Little Mermaid
A children’s tale of a foolish mermaid who falls in love with a human prince? Or a wonderful exploration of how a soulless fish can move to land and become a living air spirit through the power of love? ‘A mermaid has no tears and so she suffers even more’.
Jane Austen - Persuasion
Too old for love at 28? Jane Austen’s last and most serious novel explores her own preoccupation with finding ‘Mr Right’.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen's novel is one of the best beloved in English fiction. Of course it reflects her permanent interest in finding the right partner for the right girl, but it is also almost a manual for creative writers today. It's far more than just the hunt for Mr Darcy.
Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen's first published novel exploring the theme of the life and loves of two devoted sisters.Through their parallel experiences of love they learn to mix sense and sensibility in order to achieve the personal happiness they seek.
Barrie's Peter Pan
J.M.Barrie's wonderful book for children about the boy who never grew up...a book about eternal childhood which has become an essential part of Christmas entertainment across the world.
Karen Blixen: 'Out of Africa'
Karen Blixen/Isak Dinesen is the only Danish writer, other than Hans Christian Andersen, to really reach a wider European audience. 'Out of Africa' is her exploration of her own experiences running a coffee-farm in Kenya.
Bradbury,Ray Fahrenheit 451
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte's best loved novel, and much more than the 'Mills and Boon' simplicity of it's romantic plot line.Here the heroine does finally get her husband but the journey of the soul is more important.And so much of Charlotte herself feeds this great novel.
Emily Bronte:Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte's only novel, often described as 'the first modern novel'. 'Wuthering Heights' contains the archetypal characters of Cathy and Heathcliff. This is the story of the Yorkshire moors, of claustrophobic isolated atmospheres and of the destruction of a family by vengeance and cruelty and its final redemption by love.
The Good Earth
From the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, this novel presents her graffic view of a China she knew well. It has become one of the great modern classics and has never been out of print since 1931.
John Bunyan - A Pilgrims Progress
In the similitude of a dream…or was it? Insights into John Bunyan’s profound religious journey in both his life and his art.
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