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Again narrated by the wonderful Jack Wynters, 'The Innocence of Kaiser Wilhelm II' demonstrates that, far from being a madman or a warmonger, the Kaiser did everything in his power to avoid war. Please click the link to hear a preview.

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We are delighted that five of our books are now available as audiobooks and over the next few months we will be producing further biographies and novels in audio format.


Brilliantly narrated by Jack Wynters,  'Shattered Crowns Trilogy of novels follows the Sovereigns of Russia, Germany & Austria-Hungary from 1913 to 1918.


Please click this link to hear a brief clip from the first book.

The audiobooks are now available on Audible and via Amazon.

Now available - Queen Victoria & Her Prime Ministers

‘I hate politics,’ wrote an exasperated Queen Victoria in 1852, but it was a subject which she could not avoid as, each day, the Red Boxes arrived on her desk, filled with parliamentary papers, reports of debates and documents requiring her signature. Although, as a constitutional monarch, she was powerless to make laws, she had a right to be consulted and a duty to advise her ministers, and, despite her protestations that women were not born to govern, her political influence increased as her reign progressed. Her family ties throughout Europe gave her access to information of which her ministers were often unaware; and her many years’ experience of dealing with men of different political persuasions gave her, in the words of Disraeli, ‘an advantage in judgment, which few living persons, and probably no living Prince, can rival.”  Of the ten Victorian Prime Ministers, there were some, like the maverick Palmerston, who never ceased to exasperate her; while others, like the charming Disraeli, could do no wrong in her eyes. From the dour and dull to the eccentric and flamboyant, they came and went through her palaces, and their extensive communications show that, far from being the perpetually mourning and self-absorbed ‘widow of Windsor’, she continued to play an active role in the political life of the country and the Empire from the earliest days of her sixty-two reign to the final weeks of her life.



Fleur Edwards beautifully narrates Queen Victoria's Granddaughters, capturing the many accents and characters of the twenty-two princesses and Queens. Please click the link to hear a preview.