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At Stafford Services - Wendy Cope
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Marechiare - Alan Brownjohn
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First Spring Days - Justin Quinn
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Reggae Story - Hannah Lowe
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Lady Northcote - Mark McWatt
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A Song of a Young Lady to her Ancient Lover - John Wilmot Earl of Rochester - Read by Alan Brownjohn
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A Shropshire Lad II: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now - A E Housman - Read by Alan Brownjohn
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Southern Rail (The Four Students) - Alan Jenkins
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August 1914

Read by Andrew Motion

August 1914 - Isaac Rosenberg - Read by Andrew Motion
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Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws… (Sonnet 19) - William Shakespeare - Read by James Fenton
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Girls’ Book of Model Making - Jane Draycott
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The Longest Day - Jane Draycott
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