Cheddar Gorge: A Book of English Cheeses:
Where can you read about a monstrous cheese big enough to hold a girl of 13 inside? Or that the invention of the bicycle directly, and poorly, impacted sales of cheddar? Or that some of the first cheese makers hid gold coins inside their wheels of dairy as a sales tool?Brethren, the writer calls you this because he hopes that you are ‘cheese-minded’ like himself.This classic and charming book, a timeless love letter to English cheeses, was first published in 1937, newly rediscovered. It is a treasure trove of wonderful anecdotes including the tale of the monstrous cheese big enough to hold a 13-year-old inside, the Stilton that purred like a cat and the famous cheese maker in Manchester who selected which Cheshire cheese to sell based on where the mice had been nibbling, ‘as they were the best judges of a good cheese’.Sir John Squire, a notable journalist of the time, collected together ‘a galaxy of talent’, with the aim of making this ‘one of the most delightful and entertaining gift books that has ever been published’. Each of the distinguished 10 contributors champion an individual cheese, setting forward their passionate and compelling arguments, celebrating the differences and delights of each type. Through their explorations, the chequered beauties of the English landscape unfolds.It will certainly whet the appetite for English cheese, for that is ultimately what matters most, as, after all, ‘the only way to learn about cheese is to eat it’. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Portal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004219/bk_hcuk_004219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage and passion - a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists. In a three-volume series, Robert Lacey aims to capture 100 of the most pivotal moments: the stories and extraordinary characters who helped shape a nation. This is the abridged omnibus edition of best-selling author Robert Lacey´s three volumes recounting the dramatic story of England, from ancient times to the present day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Lacey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000069/bk_twuk_000069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The next hilarious novel in the I Heart series from Sunday Times best-selling author Lindsey Kelk.When Angela Clark’s best friend Jenny invites her to join a press trip to Hawaii, three days of sun, sea and sleep sounds like the perfect antidote to her crazed life.At work in New York, she’s supposed to be the face of Having It All. But the only thing Angela feels she excels at is hiding in the printer cupboard, eating Mini Cheddars and watching Netflix on her phone, and if this is living the dream, she´s more than ready to wake up. A few days away with Jenny sounds like exactly what she needs, but Angela’s talent for getting into a scrape guarantees nothing goes to plan - and not even the most beautiful beaches, blue skies and daiquiris will get her off the hook.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Harwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004589/bk_hcuk_004589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.