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Book of the Week:The Age of Wonder


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1/5. Richard Holmes 's exploration of the scientific ferment that swept across Britain at the end of the 18th century, starting with Joseph Banks , botanist on Captain Cook's first Endeavour voyage. Introduced by the author and read by Douglas Hodge. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes from Sparkle Direct for E22.09 (RRP E25) inc p&p, send a cheque payable to Sparkle Direct Offers, to: [address removed] call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Joseph Banks
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Produced By: Jill Waters.
Unknown: Richard Holmes

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