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Lessing: The Golden Notebook (Unabridged)


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Facts
Item number NAX15812
Barcode 9789626341582
Release date 6/1/2010
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 21
Performers
Non-Classical Artist Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 1
1 Free Women 1 – Anna meets her friend Molly in the 00:06:06 Stevenson, Juliet
2 Anna, in the face of this unspoken but clear deter 00:06:28 Stevenson, Juliet
3 There was a note of humorous, even childish pleadi 00:07:57 Stevenson, Juliet
4 Now Anna could not reply… 00:05:19 Stevenson, Juliet
5 Richard came into the room. 00:06:24 Stevenson, Juliet
6 Meanwhile Molly, talented in so many directions… 00:06:12 Stevenson, Juliet
7 Molly promptly went to the door, opened it, listen 00:05:32 Stevenson, Juliet
8 Molly ignored Anna and attacked. 00:07:13 Stevenson, Juliet
9 Richard was on the point of exploding out of his c 00:05:48 Stevenson, Juliet
10 Richard made a movement as if to get up and go… 00:04:46 Stevenson, Juliet
11 Molly sighed, histrionically… 00:05:48 Stevenson, Juliet
12 There was another sound, like a cough… 00:05:36 Stevenson, Juliet
13 Tommy allowed them both a tolerant smile… 00:06:20 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 2
1 For the first time Tommy showed a touch of humour. 00:06:00 Stevenson, Juliet
2 Anna closed her eyes a moment, smiling painfully. 00:07:42 Stevenson, Juliet
3 Anna held herself quiet, with effort. 00:07:38 Stevenson, Juliet
4 But at this Molly got up, and said quickly… 00:06:05 Stevenson, Juliet
5 'But I think I'll mention three of the comrades…' 00:06:02 Stevenson, Juliet
6 'And there's your friend de Silva.' 00:05:39 Stevenson, Juliet
7 They kissed, briskly. 00:04:12 Stevenson, Juliet
8 The Notebooks – The Black Notebook 00:07:49 Stevenson, Juliet
9 (Opposite this was written:) 00:05:30 Stevenson, Juliet
10 Yet I am incapable of writing the only kind of nov 00:06:44 Stevenson, Juliet
11 When I think back to that time… 00:06:46 Stevenson, Juliet
12 For us, then… 00:08:14 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 3
1 About then I met Willi Rodde and got involved with 00:05:58 Stevenson, Juliet
2 But I don't want to write Willi's history… 00:06:47 Stevenson, Juliet
3 The most striking of the three… 00:06:39 Stevenson, Juliet
4 In this he was different from Jimmy McGrath… 00:05:13 Stevenson, Juliet
5 Ted Brown was the most original. 00:06:58 Stevenson, Juliet
6 The Gainsborough Hotel was really a boarding-house 00:06:09 Stevenson, Juliet
7 Willi ran a cheap fifth-hand car. 00:06:50 Stevenson, Juliet
8 The main block of the hotel stood directly by the 00:08:16 Stevenson, Juliet
9 We were all very tired. 00:08:24 Stevenson, Juliet
10 We did not return for a month. 00:06:12 Stevenson, Juliet
11 June spent most of her time on the verandah… 00:06:04 Stevenson, Juliet
12 Now it was Mrs. Boothby… 00:05:13 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 4
1 George Hounslow, a roads man, lived a hundred mile 00:05:34 Stevenson, Juliet
2 In parenthesis I must say that this is exactly wha 00:05:30 Stevenson, Juliet
3 At about midnight, the glare of a lorry's headligh 00:06:45 Stevenson, Juliet
4 I've thought about that often since. 00:06:23 Stevenson, Juliet
5 George looked at Willi, waiting for him to protest 00:07:23 Stevenson, Juliet
6 I remember George's long puzzled look at Willi. 00:05:26 Stevenson, Juliet
7 At last we managed to get Jimmy on his feet. 00:08:03 Stevenson, Juliet
8 We walked up to the big room through the hot sunli 00:06:16 Stevenson, Juliet
9 On this morning Stanley had stacked the top of the 00:07:54 Stevenson, Juliet
10 Paul turned his head with his characteristic indol 00:06:07 Stevenson, Juliet
11 'Anna?' appealed George, looking at me. 00:06:09 Stevenson, Juliet
12 George looked at me again… 00:07:14 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 5
1 He shut his eyes. 00:07:33 Stevenson, Juliet
2 It must have been about six or eight months… 00:06:11 Stevenson, Juliet
3 And then there was the affair of George's son. 00:05:51 Stevenson, Juliet
4 All this time we'd been making jokes… 00:07:02 Stevenson, Juliet
5 Next day bad temper prickled through the hotel. 00:05:33 Stevenson, Juliet
6 It was nearly midnight when Paul remarked… 00:06:15 Stevenson, Juliet
7 I left Willi in the bedroom and stood on the veran 00:05:55 Stevenson, Juliet
8 Paul left me and I went into the bedroom. 00:05:49 Stevenson, Juliet
9 The Red Notebook – The second notebook, the red on 00:03:32 Stevenson, Juliet
10 The next day. 00:05:11 Stevenson, Juliet
11 5th Feb., 1950 00:05:09 Stevenson, Juliet
12 3rd Jan., 1952 00:05:50 Stevenson, Juliet
13 I see that I wrote yesterday, I would leave the Pa 00:08:51 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 6
1 I went up to canvass, three afternoons. 00:07:13 Stevenson, Juliet
2 Jean Barker. Wife oF Minor Party official. 00:03:39 Stevenson, Juliet
3 The Yellow Notebook – The yellow notebook looked l 00:05:36 Stevenson, Juliet
4 Julia's last remark had struck a familiar note. 00:06:13 Stevenson, Juliet
5 The idea for this novel had come to Ella… 00:07:02 Stevenson, Juliet
6 Here was Dr. West's house… 00:07:06 Stevenson, Juliet
7 Now the talk began again… 00:06:05 Stevenson, Juliet
8 Meanwhile she was restless to get away from him… 00:05:26 Stevenson, Juliet
9 It was time to go home. 00:07:16 Stevenson, Juliet
10 Paul was late… 00:07:48 Stevenson, Juliet
11 This was so personal, that it was her turn to glan 00:05:32 Stevenson, Juliet
12 Later – and not so much later, he would say… 00:06:46 Stevenson, Juliet
13 They did not speak again until they reached the ma 00:03:45 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 7
1 From the feeling of the house she knew it was stil 00:05:54 Stevenson, Juliet
2 Being with Paul Tanner that night… 00:07:15 Stevenson, Juliet
3 That night Paul was humorous and very tender. 00:07:39 Stevenson, Juliet
4 The next evening they met full of defences on eith 00:04:12 Stevenson, Juliet
5 Five years. 00:06:44 Stevenson, Juliet
6 The motif of Paul's attitude to his profession. 00:06:56 Stevenson, Juliet
7 The end of the affair. 00:07:10 Stevenson, Juliet
8 As for me, Anna, it was a remarkable fact… 00:08:23 Stevenson, Juliet
9 They ate, and he looked over at her and said… 00:04:05 Stevenson, Juliet
10 One day she went with him to his home. 00:07:55 Stevenson, Juliet
11 Later that evening he said, laughing… 00:05:47 Stevenson, Juliet
12 Ella had a dream which was unpleasant and disturbi 00:07:26 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 8
1 The Blue Notebook – The blue notebook began with a 00:05:43 Stevenson, Juliet
2 9th October, 1946 00:06:37 Stevenson, Juliet
3 Jan. 19th, 1950 00:06:50 Stevenson, Juliet
4 Jan. 31st, 1950 00:07:42 Stevenson, Juliet
5 15th March, 1950 00:06:00 Stevenson, Juliet
6 9th June, 51 00:06:02 Stevenson, Juliet
7 28th June, 52 00:06:22 Stevenson, Juliet
8 December 3rd, 52 00:07:55 Stevenson, Juliet
9 9th April, 1954 00:06:22 Stevenson, Juliet
10 Free Women 2 – Two visits, some telephone calls… 00:06:56 Stevenson, Juliet
11 He sat down, arranged himself neatly… 00:06:35 Stevenson, Juliet
12 Tommy lowered his head, sat frowning. 00:05:49 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 9
1 Tommy said: 'After I went to my father's office…' 00:05:40 Stevenson, Juliet
2 This shock reached Anna's diaphragm… 00:07:35 Stevenson, Juliet
3 She said at last: 'I know what you've come here fo 00:06:25 Stevenson, Juliet
4 Some time later, perhaps as long as an hour… 00:06:03 Stevenson, Juliet
5 Now he came and sat down opposite her… 00:05:31 Stevenson, Juliet
6 Marion, when she came in, smiled… 00:06:05 Stevenson, Juliet
7 'Why don't you go to bed?' 00:07:09 Stevenson, Juliet
8 The Notebooks – The black notebook continued empty 00:06:31 Stevenson, Juliet
9 'Oh, my dear, you are so marvellous…' 00:05:12 Stevenson, Juliet
10 'Do you remember the excitement you talked about?' 00:05:36 Stevenson, Juliet
11 Letter from Mrs. Edwina Wright… 00:07:54 Stevenson, Juliet
12 'Anna, I liked your book so much.' 00:08:59 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 10
1 Now we are suddenly both very angry. 00:04:41 Stevenson, Juliet
2 The Red Notebook – August 28th 1954 00:04:29 Stevenson, Juliet
3 I dreamed marvellously. 00:05:08 Stevenson, Juliet
4 Here were pasted in some scribbled sheets… 00:06:29 Stevenson, Juliet
5 The talk became desultory… 00:05:11 Stevenson, Juliet
6 'I often wonder if I am getting the correct advice 00:05:20 Stevenson, Juliet
7 The Yellow Notebook continues – The Shadow of the 00:05:26 Stevenson, Juliet
8 Next morning she slept too long… 00:06:02 Stevenson, Juliet
9 His face, his full eyes, were momentarily immobili 00:07:38 Stevenson, Juliet
10 And now she made a decision. 00:05:56 Stevenson, Juliet
11 Near her a man was sitting, absorbed in magazines… 00:08:44 Stevenson, Juliet
12 Her son woke her two hours later… 00:08:17 Stevenson, Juliet
13 He had a bed-sitting room and a bath in an expensi 00:05:32 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 11
1 She thought this one out slowly… 00:07:00 Stevenson, Juliet
2 Ella spent the following evening with him. 00:08:23 Stevenson, Juliet
3 The Blue Notebook continued – 15th September 1954 00:06:35 Stevenson, Juliet
4 It must be about six o'clock. 00:08:54 Stevenson, Juliet
5 Now it is nearly eight o'clock... 00:06:49 Stevenson, Juliet
6 And now I must hurry. 00:06:59 Stevenson, Juliet
7 I ought really to be thinking over the coming enco 00:05:48 Stevenson, Juliet
8 When I get off the bus… 00:06:41 Stevenson, Juliet
9 Meanwhile Comrade Butte sits waiting. 00:04:10 Stevenson, Juliet
10 There is a startled silence… 00:04:51 Stevenson, Juliet
11 I read magazines and periodicals published in Engl 00:05:11 Stevenson, Juliet
12 Before I start on the 'welfare work'… 00:08:07 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 12
1 About eighteen months ago… 00:06:42 Stevenson, Juliet
2 For a year I have been answering these letters… 00:05:47 Stevenson, Juliet
3 I say 'Jack, when I leave, will there be anyone…' 00:04:42 Stevenson, Juliet
4 And now I see his face has put on a stubborn close 00:04:22 Stevenson, Juliet
5 It is raining again, a small tedious drizzle. 00:07:17 Stevenson, Juliet
6 And now the cooking for Michael. 00:03:51 Stevenson, Juliet
7 I realise it is getting late. 00:07:22 Stevenson, Juliet
8 Free Women Three – Tommy adjusts himself to being 00:07:07 Stevenson, Juliet
9 There never was a moment at which Tommy broke down 00:07:14 Stevenson, Juliet
10 It was expressed by the single fact… 00:06:41 Stevenson, Juliet
11 A few days later Molly telephoned… 00:07:16 Stevenson, Juliet
12 Richard's lips actually trembled… 00:05:32 Stevenson, Juliet
13 Refusing to help him, not only out of dislike for 00:05:36 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 13
1 Richard with an effort took himself to his desk… 00:07:09 Stevenson, Juliet
2 She opened her eyes, giddy and afraid… 00:06:42 Stevenson, Juliet
3 Anna reached the cleanliness of her own flat… 00:07:44 Stevenson, Juliet
4 Marion said: 'I'm sorry if I gave you a fright…' 00:05:48 Stevenson, Juliet
5 She sat staring, serious, ironical. 00:07:08 Stevenson, Juliet
6 'Do you remember that black leader…' 00:05:27 Stevenson, Juliet
7 Marion left, creeping downstairs… 00:05:44 Stevenson, Juliet
8 With which she went to the bathroom, to get ready 00:08:59 Stevenson, Juliet
9 That was the dream she woke with in the morning… 00:05:03 Stevenson, Juliet
10 The Notebooks – The black notebook now fulfilled… 00:05:48 Stevenson, Juliet
11 12th November 00:05:59 Stevenson, Juliet
12 In every direction, all around us, were the insect 00:07:19 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 14
1 Suddenly Paul sprang over and trod deliberately… 00:06:36 Stevenson, Juliet
2 We prepared for a lazy interval. 00:07:12 Stevenson, Juliet
3 There was again an intense silence. 00:06:41 Stevenson, Juliet
4 Time passed. We smoked. We waited. 00:07:28 Stevenson, Juliet
5 Maryrose closed her eyes again. 00:05:50 Stevenson, Juliet
6 'Look,' said Jimmy. 00:06:17 Stevenson, Juliet
7 The right side of the black notebook, under the he 00:05:28 Stevenson, Juliet
8 Came to know the young American writer James Schaf 00:08:23 Stevenson, Juliet
9 Easter Sunday 00:03:03 Stevenson, Juliet
10 Blood on the Banana Leaves 00:08:48 Stevenson, Juliet
11 Here was pinned to the page a review… 00:05:35 Stevenson, Juliet
12 The Red Notebook continued – 13th November 1955 00:08:07 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 15
1 The Yellow Notebook continued – The Shadow of the 00:06:51 Stevenson, Juliet
2 A few weeks later, Ella sees Julia, tells her… 00:07:41 Stevenson, Juliet
3 Next day she telephones Julia… 00:08:22 Stevenson, Juliet
4 That evening Ella goes to Julia's house… 00:05:56 Stevenson, Juliet
5 Ella finds this story inside herself… 00:03:53 Stevenson, Juliet
6 About this time Ella pays a visit to her father. 00:08:21 Stevenson, Juliet
7 Ella, alone in her room, looks into her private po 00:06:47 Stevenson, Juliet
8 For something like eighteen months, the blue noteb 00:06:51 Stevenson, Juliet
9 I remember how she sat opposite me… 00:06:47 Stevenson, Juliet
10 'What do you want me to say then?' 00:05:47 Stevenson, Juliet
11 At this point, another thick black line across the 00:07:05 Stevenson, Juliet
12 Telling Mother Sugar of this dream… 00:04:12 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 16
1 What is happening is something new in my life. 00:07:13 Stevenson, Juliet
2 Another heavy black line. 00:06:06 Stevenson, Juliet
3 Within a week of my having gone to bed with Nelson 00:06:42 Stevenson, Juliet
4 Well, from the moment Nelson came in… 00:06:01 Stevenson, Juliet
5 It was quite late, as I've said, about midnight… 00:06:44 Stevenson, Juliet
6 But now, suddenly, the tiny blonde woman… 00:07:44 Stevenson, Juliet
7 He went off, shouting and screaming at me – at wom 00:06:08 Stevenson, Juliet
8 I suddenly had a telephone call from him… 00:06:16 Stevenson, Juliet
9 Later on in the evening he told me the following s 00:04:39 Stevenson, Juliet
10 In the morning I gave him breakfast. 00:06:50 Stevenson, Juliet
11 Free Women 4 – Anna and Molly influence Tommy… 00:06:32 Stevenson, Juliet
12 Molly telephoned, in a state of near collapse, soo 00:07:49 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 17
1 The stairs were narrow and dark. 00:06:58 Stevenson, Juliet
2 Anna's voice cracked. 00:07:25 Stevenson, Juliet
3 At this moment a sound from the foot of the stairs 00:07:01 Stevenson, Juliet
4 Anna went home slowly. 00:06:37 Stevenson, Juliet
5 The Notebooks – The black notebook now abandoned… 00:03:47 Stevenson, Juliet
6 The red notebook, like the black notebook… 00:07:17 Stevenson, Juliet
7 Meanwhile our old friendship had been restored… 00:07:10 Stevenson, Juliet
8 The yellow notebook continued. 00:06:57 Stevenson, Juliet
9 *7 A Short Story 00:06:29 Stevenson, Juliet
10 *12 A Short Story 00:05:57 Stevenson, Juliet
11 *19 The Romantic Tough School of Writing 00:05:52 Stevenson, Juliet
12 The blue notebook continued, but without dates. 00:07:33 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 18
1 I put myself back into the state of mind… 00:06:21 Stevenson, Juliet
2 The American, Mr. Green, was coming today… 00:05:17 Stevenson, Juliet
3 Saul Green came to see the room and to leave his t 00:05:06 Stevenson, Juliet
4 (From this point on in the diary, or chronicle…) 00:08:50 Stevenson, Juliet
5 Spent today playing 'the game'. 00:06:57 Stevenson, Juliet
6 I felt my stomach clench… 00:05:03 Stevenson, Juliet
7 He has a way of being about at the time… 00:06:28 Stevenson, Juliet
8 I wrote the last sentence three days ago… 00:05:16 Stevenson, Juliet
9 I slept lightly, with terrible dreams. 00:05:33 Stevenson, Juliet
10 Then we went to drink coffee, and we talked about 00:06:12 Stevenson, Juliet
11 I sat in the kitchen and thought over what I'd jus 00:07:56 Stevenson, Juliet
12 When he came back, I knew I'd been waiting… 00:06:11 Stevenson, Juliet
13 Then the delight vanished as I came across an entr 00:04:02 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 19
1 I've just been up to have another look at the diar 00:06:24 Stevenson, Juliet
2 Today he came in and I knew by instinct… 00:06:04 Stevenson, Juliet
3 He gave me a quick, startled look and walked out. 00:06:01 Stevenson, Juliet
4 He stopped in his striding walk around the room… 00:07:15 Stevenson, Juliet
5 (*17) We have had a week of being happy. 00:05:33 Stevenson, Juliet
6 He said: 'Come here' – moving away and gesturing… 00:04:42 Stevenson, Juliet
7 Last night, when I had finished writing… 00:07:05 Stevenson, Juliet
8 But now, writing it, and reading what I've written 00:06:32 Stevenson, Juliet
9 We began discussing the state of the left in Europ 00:05:26 Stevenson, Juliet
10 Then in front of my eyes I saw the letter… 00:05:36 Stevenson, Juliet
11 Saul had not moved. 00:06:56 Stevenson, Juliet
12 When he came down it was late… 00:08:10 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 20
1 I said to myself in my sleep… 00:05:28 Stevenson, Juliet
2 And then I got up and switched on the lights… 00:07:52 Stevenson, Juliet
3 After breakfast I took my shopping basket… 00:06:59 Stevenson, Juliet
4 The Golden Notebook 00:06:27 Stevenson, Juliet
5 As his feet went down the stairs… 00:07:21 Stevenson, Juliet
6 Then the dream, or the sleep, became quite thin… 00:07:39 Stevenson, Juliet
7 This voice faded; but already the film had changed 00:05:14 Stevenson, Juliet
8 I woke into the stuffy dark of the room… 00:06:25 Stevenson, Juliet
9 I put on some early Armstrong. I sat on the floor. 00:06:50 Stevenson, Juliet
10 I rang Molly's number, and I said… 00:06:14 Stevenson, Juliet
11 And suddenly he leaped up and off the bed… 00:07:45 Stevenson, Juliet
12 He was cold, so I held him in my arms, full of hap 00:04:29 Stevenson, Juliet
Disc: 21
1 I stood and thought… 00:05:05 Stevenson, Juliet
2 As soon as the dream came on… 00:06:35 Stevenson, Juliet
3 A short story: or a short novel: comic and ironic… 00:08:52 Stevenson, Juliet
4 I cooked and we slept. 00:08:46 Stevenson, Juliet
5 Free Women 5 – Molly gets married and Anna has an 00:05:39 Stevenson, Juliet
6 Anna found that she was spending her time in a cur 00:05:57 Stevenson, Juliet
7 One afternoon she went to sleep and dreamed. 00:06:00 Stevenson, Juliet
8 Late that night the bell rang. 00:06:13 Stevenson, Juliet
9 He returned to the table and remarked… 00:05:23 Stevenson, Juliet
10 At last he said: 'Well, that's fixed. Another soul 00:07:56 Stevenson, Juliet
11 In the morning she felt him deadly cold in her arm 00:04:20 Stevenson, Juliet
12 When Janet came home she found Anna… 00:05:05 Stevenson, Juliet
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