• The White Guard (unabridged)

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Nicholas Boulton brings us The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov. Set in the Ukrainian capital Kiev in the harsh and chaotic winter of 1918–19, Bulgakov’s first full-length novel contrasts the concerns of domestic life with the wide-ranging and destructive historical events, interweaving narrative, details of military action, snatches of songs, dreams, dialogue and fragments of thought to capture the swirl of confusion on every level. Elizabeth von Arnim’s sinister psychological thriller Vera is read by Lucy Scott, and The Complete Letters of Pliny the Younger, a unique insight into Roman life at the end of the first century, is read by Russell Bentley and Ben Onwukwe.

The White Guard (unabridged)

In the Ukrainian capital Kiev (‘the City’), life has become frightening and fragile. Bulgakov’s first full-length novel is set in the harsh and chaotic winter of 1918–19…

Vera (unabridged)

Lucy Entwhistle and Everard Wemyss, both recovering from recent unhappiness, meet and quickly fall in love. However, over their new-found bliss is the spectre of Vera…

The Complete Letters of Pliny the Younger (unabridged)

The extant letters of Pliny, written between AD 97 and 112, give us a unique insight into Imperial Rome under the early Antonine emperors. Organised into 10 books…

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The White Guard (unabridged)

‘By the reckoning of some Kievans, they have had 18 violent changes of government. Some hot-house writers of memoirs have counted 12: I can state accurately that there were 14, and moreover I personally witnessed 10 of them.’ – Mikhail …

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