And another new release to see in the New Year…

And another new release to see in the New Year… Acclaimed as one of the finest satirical novels in the English language, Max Beerbohm’s Zuleika Dobson is a glittering tour de force that mocks the foibles of Edwardian Oxford, and that still resonates with modern ‘celebrity’ culture. Zuleika Dobson, internationally famous prestidigitator visits her grandfather, […]

Jules Verne takes to the air!

Jule Verne’s Five Weeks in a Balloon My new narration of one of the great “first novels” in world literature, now live on Audible: Five Weeks in a Balloon is now available in a complete, accurate English translation. Prepared by two of America’s leading Verne scholars, Frederick Paul Walter and Arthur B. Evans, this edition […]

More Housman

Housman’s Last Poems Last Poems is the second volume of A. E. Housman’s verse to be published in the poet’s lifetime. Compiled to present to a dying friend, they poignantly explore in the same gentle, lyrical manner many of those themes of life, death, love, and loss that run throughout his hugely popular first collection, […]

Something New for Lord Emsworth

A fresh start for Lord Emsworth! Something New’ is the original US-published version of the first novel in PG Wodehouse’s Blandings saga: Since retiring from business, the chief obsessions of American millionaire J. Preston Peters are his dyspepsia and his collection of Egyptian scarabs. So when fluffy-minded peer Lord Emsworth – father of Freddie Threepwood, […]

Starting October with a double bill

A double-bill of new Audible releases to start October! First, in PG Wodehouse’s Uneasy Money, amiable but stolid peer Bill, Lord Dawlish, possessor of a slender income and a querulous fiancĂ©e, resolves to seek his fortune in America. But before he can even get on the boat, he discovers that the eccentric American millionaire whom […]

Forensic detection in the Edwardian age

For my 15th solo Audible release, CSI meets Columbo in R. Austen Freeman’s The Adventures of Dr Thorndyke “[T]he longer I practise, the more I become convinced that the microscope is the sheet-anchor of the medical jurist.” So declares “scientific investigator”, Dr John Thorndyke, as he interprets the clues found in the likes of bloodstains, […]

Leave it to Psmith

In Leave it to Psmith, two titans of the Wodehouse universe meet, as the immaculate Psmith goes to Blandings Castle, home of that amiable and boneheaded peer, Clarence, 9th Earl of Emsworth… Newly emancipated from an unwilling participation in the fish business, Psmith donates an umbrella (not his own) to a damsel in distress; and […]

Richard Hannay to the Rescue!

Richard Hannay saves the Empire, in my narration of the first of John Buchan’s adventure yarns, The Thirty-Nine Steps: Hannay, a colonial mining engineer recently returned to the Old Country, is thoroughly bored with life in London, and only a day away from taking the next boat back to the Cape. But then he encounters […]

Double hit

A double hit of new solo narrations! Piccadilly Jim, by P.G. Wodehouse. James ‘Jimmy’ Crocker – only son of a jobbing actor, former journalist, and now penitent playboy – returns to his native United States under an assumed name, after five years cutting a swathe through London Society on his rich stepmother’s money. But far […]