Under Drake’s Flag
In the days when England and Spain struggled for the supremacy of the sea. a young lad sails with Sir Francis Drake. the daring sixteenth-century privateer. in this action-packed story based on true historical events. Drake’s superb navigational skill enabled him to outrun or outmaneuver his incessant pursuers. He escaped so often and so ingeniously that he became legendary and was assumed by some to have supernatural powers-even the Spanish tended to have admiration rather than hatred in their hearts. As Drake sails the Pacific on his great voyage of circumnavigation. the heroes pass through a variety of exciting and perilous adventures.
Autor: G. A. Henty
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The Lady in the Van
Maggie Smith stars in this BBC radio adaptation of Alan Bennett’s highly acclaimed autobiographical stage playAn eccentric old lady moves into a quiet street in Camden Town. There she remains. installed in her van in glorious self-sufficiency. until the council instructs her to move on. Then a kind homeowner invites her to move her van into his garden – where she stays for the next fifteen years. This is the fascinating story of the genteel vagrant who found a unique place in Alan Bennett’s life and writing.But the drama is as much about the author himself as Miss Shepherd. Why did Alan Bennett let her commandeer his driveway? Was he acting out of kindness. weakness. or hidden guilt over not spending enough time with his own mother? Did he always subconsciously plan to exploit Miss Shepherd for literary profit? Thought-provoking and moving. The Lady in the Van tackles profound questions about social responsibility. homelessness and mental illness with a l
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