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The Spanish Bride (Unabridged)


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When Brigade-Major Harry Smith met beautiful Juana María, an instant spark formed between the two fiery, energetic souls. + The two fell deeply in love with one another from the first moment and the Spanish bride accompanied him throughout all his campaigns, where she rode freely among the troops. + The intensity of their marriage is made all the more gripping as it is played out against the Peninsular War of Napoleon versus Wellington. + The Spanish Bride is both an endearing true love story and a detailed account of Wellington's battles and strategies, which Georgette Heyer studied intensely for this unforgettable novel. + David Collins started his audio career by winning the BBC’s coveted Carleton Hobbs Award. + Since then he has featured in many BBC Radio 4 plays and documentaries. + The Spanish Bride is his first recording for Naxos AudioBooks.
Facts
Item number NA0180
Barcode 9781843798538
Release date 11/1/2014
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 12
Performers
Reader Collins, David
Disc: 1
The Spanish Bride (Unabridged)15:02:13
1 The Spanish Bride 00:05:22 Collins, David
2 A Castle, poised upon a hundred-foot rock… 00:06:24 Collins, David
3 2. He had got his company in February… 00:07:08 Collins, David
4 3. His fall seemed to have no ill-effects upon Har 00:09:40 Collins, David
5 4. A double ration of grog was served out to the m 00:05:57 Collins, David
6 5. Dusk, and the consequent slackening of gun-fire 00:06:53 Collins, David
7 6. The volley from the British troops was answered 00:06:12 Collins, David
8 At the top, the surviving officers were re-forming 00:08:45 Collins, David
9 7. It was soon discovered that the abandoning by t 00:08:00 Collins, David
10 As the day wore on, the carnage in the town grew w 00:08:29 Collins, David
Disc: 2
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1 8. When the living had been disentangled from the 00:06:13 Collins, David
2 The taller woman led her shrinking companion strai 00:06:15 Collins, David
3 Senora, upon my word of honour as a gentleman… 00:06:50 Collins, David
4 Chapter 2: A Treasure Invaluable 00:09:01 Collins, David
5 2. His lordship, happily for Brigade-Major Smith… 00:04:24 Collins, David
6 But he was careful to explain it all to Juana. 00:06:16 Collins, David
7 But on the 8th April, when his lordship stood at t 00:05:32 Collins, David
8 3. No honeymoon for the bride… 00:07:09 Collins, David
9 4. Harry had got a woman belonging to a man… 00:08:46 Collins, David
10 5. They had a fortnight. They marched into Spain… 00:05:27 Collins, David
11 'And since when will you have been owning a wife?' 00:04:55 Collins, David
12 6. If Harry showed no sympathy, there were others 00:03:22 Collins, David
Disc: 3
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1 Tom Smith thought that Harry ought to teach his wi 00:04:53 Collins, David
2 7. Early in May, Major-General Baron Charles Alten 00:03:29 Collins, David
3 Chapter 3: Salamanca 00:09:52 Collins, David
4 2. Lord Wellington rode into Salamanca that day… 00:07:56 Collins, David
5 3. It was not until 28th June that the Light divis 00:07:46 Collins, David
6 4. Kincaid had fallen in love with the sexton’s da 00:09:50 Collins, David
7 5. Kincaid, who had been sent on picket the previo 00:04:50 Collins, David
8 The undulating country lying between Trabancos and 00:05:57 Collins, David
9 6. When the dawn came, however, all was quiet in t 00:06:14 Collins, David
10 He reached up a hand to clasp one of her wrists. 00:06:45 Collins, David
11 7. Vandeleur's headquarters for that night were fi 00:07:19 Collins, David
Disc: 4
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1 But West had already taken Juana to the rear… 00:04:02 Collins, David
2 Juana, who had taken up temporary quarters in a po 00:05:13 Collins, David
3 As they rode towards the rear of the Light divisio 00:06:15 Collins, David
4 Chapter 4: Madrid 00:09:10 Collins, David
5 2. The Smiths had rejoined the division in time to 00:07:04 Collins, David
6 But although famine reigned in the background… 00:05:09 Collins, David
7 3. There was every facility for dancing. 00:06:38 Collins, David
8 4. When Sir Rowland Hill’s force arrived in Madrid 00:09:31 Collins, David
9 5. The leading column of the division reached Alca 00:08:13 Collins, David
10 6. It was distressing, marching away from Madrid… 00:07:16 Collins, David
11 They got to Peneranda painfully, by shocking roads 00:05:04 Collins, David
12 7. The rain began to fall again on the 15th Novemb 00:03:18 Collins, David
Disc: 5
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1 Although the army had had plenty of opportunity of 00:05:27 Collins, David
2 8. The centre column, of which the Light division… 00:05:19 Collins, David
3 The Padre, dragged out of the river farther downst 00:05:19 Collins, David
4 9. The bivouac was the worst imaginable… 00:09:15 Collins, David
5 Chapter 5: Winter Quarters 00:07:51 Collins, David
6 2. It would be a long time before the army could f 00:07:36 Collins, David
7 3. By Christmas, everybody, except those who still 00:05:57 Collins, David
8 4. By the New Year, all the sierras were white wit 00:07:25 Collins, David
9 Mr. Larpent was unable to agree with him. 00:06:57 Collins, David
10 5. They were never going to quarrel again, not eve 00:09:57 Collins, David
11 6. By April, four of the invalided Generals had re 00:04:08 Collins, David
Disc: 6
The Spanish Bride (Unabridged)15:02:13
1 In May, the news that the headquarters servants… 00:02:28 Collins, David
2 7. 'All ready for the march? When do we rompe for 00:07:49 Collins, David
3 8. By the 7th June, the division had come in sight 00:07:01 Collins, David
4 Juana sat at the window of her lodging, watching t 00:07:43 Collins, David
5 Chapter 6: Vittoria 00:07:06 Collins, David
6 The so-called plain of Vittoria, on which, after m 00:07:05 Collins, David
7 2. By the time the Light division, traversing the 00:06:43 Collins, David
8 The situation of the brigade was uncomfortable… 00:03:43 Collins, David
9 3. It was not until between two and three in the a 00:06:50 Collins, David
10 4. The brigade being allowed a breathing-space whi 00:07:30 Collins, David
11 He brought in the news that one of the French Gene 00:08:35 Collins, David
12 5. Although the division had been ordered to fall 00:02:52 Collins, David
Disc: 7
The Spanish Bride (Unabridged)15:02:13
1 The search through the kit-bags failed to discover 00:04:26 Collins, David
2 6. All next day the army plodded and waded its way 00:05:12 Collins, David
3 He followed the Spaniard out of the room, and wait 00:05:12 Collins, David
4 7. The brigade left Offala next morning without Ha 00:06:58 Collins, David
5 Harry told him curtly to continue along the road… 00:06:26 Collins, David
6 Chapter 7: Skerrett 00:08:56 Collins, David
7 Everyone voted Ugly Tom a capital fellow… 00:05:05 Collins, David
8 2. The army, inactive above the mountain passes… 00:08:29 Collins, David
9 3. Not until late in the afternoon on the followin 00:07:02 Collins, David
10 Crawling up the abominable track, their heads almo 00:06:33 Collins, David
11 4. The sight of the retreating column whipped up… 00:03:54 Collins, David
12 5. They marched that morning, the brigade miraculo 00:06:56 Collins, David
Disc: 8
The Spanish Bride (Unabridged)15:02:13
1 He was quite as good as his word and a few days la 00:05:00 Collins, David
2 6. On the 25th August, the regiment's birthday… 00:05:15 Collins, David
3 He had to shout to make himself heard above the no 00:08:26 Collins, David
4 Leaving the battalion getting ready to retire, he 00:08:26 Collins, David
5 Chapter 8: Colborne 00:05:18 Collins, David
6 'If I were you, I would not pay too much attention 00:05:24 Collins, David
7 2. From the window of the cottage which had for so 00:06:32 Collins, David
8 3. But the brigade, in spite of having possessed t 00:08:40 Collins, David
9 4. The baggage arrived during the morning… 00:06:46 Collins, David
10 Oddly enough (for frequent hail-storms alternated 00:06:47 Collins, David
11 5. Harry was agog with excitement at the prospect… 00:08:51 Collins, David
Disc: 9
The Spanish Bride (Unabridged)15:02:13
1 Never had the Light division engaged on a more glo 00:09:49 Collins, David
2 6. By two in the afternoon, Clausel's troops were 00:09:10 Collins, David
3 But, in the end, all their anxious care of the goo 00:07:14 Collins, David
4 7. With the recovery of her pet, Juana's spirits r 00:09:30 Collins, David
5 Chapter 9: Barnard 00:06:37 Collins, David
6 2. In January, upon its becoming known that Genera 00:07:01 Collins, David
7 On the 21st of the month, Wellington was with Hill 00:06:38 Collins, David
8 3. His lordship wrote in his dispatch that the att 00:09:47 Collins, David
9 They spent the night lost in the billows of a feat 00:06:21 Collins, David
10 4. Brigade-Major Smith's duties kept him busy unti 00:05:40 Collins, David
Disc: 10
The Spanish Bride (Unabridged)15:02:13
1 Barnard was, in fact, so delighted with her exploi 00:08:32 Collins, David
2 5. If the truth were told, Lord Wellington was by 00:08:06 Collins, David
3 6. 'The worst arranged battle there could be: noth 00:05:56 Collins, David
4 7. Those who expected Lord Wellington to launch a 00:05:31 Collins, David
5 8. At the end of the month, the division was moved 00:07:49 Collins, David
6 Juana looked so much more cheerful at the prospect 00:06:40 Collins, David
7 9. Harry did not reach Pauillac until the followin 00:06:20 Collins, David
8 Chapter 10: England 00:05:23 Collins, David
9 He said he felt a fool in milliners' shops… 00:05:11 Collins, David
10 2. With the departure of Tom for Whittlesey… 00:06:47 Collins, David
11 Laboriously spelling out this news in the Gazette… 00:05:52 Collins, David
12 Just as she was wondering whether she could with p 00:04:34 Collins, David
Disc: 11
The Spanish Bride (Unabridged)15:02:13
1 3. Both George and Kincaid were going home on leav 00:08:41 Collins, David
2 4. During the afternoon of the 20th September… 00:08:49 Collins, David
3 5. Harry was up long before Tom Falls in the morni 00:08:10 Collins, David
4 'I hope to God it is! But oh, the times I have sig 00:07:54 Collins, David
5 6. As though a reunion with his wife, and a visit 00:06:42 Collins, David
6 Madame Dupont met them at the door of No 11… 00:06:25 Collins, David
7 7. Did he like her? He adored her. 00:07:49 Collins, David
8 Chapter 11: Waterloo 00:07:53 Collins, David
9 A most painful period of anxiety had indeed to be 00:05:13 Collins, David
10 2. Hardly had England had time to recover from the 00:09:35 Collins, David
Disc: 12
The Spanish Bride (Unabridged)15:02:13
1 3. He had meant it all for the best, of course. 00:06:44 Collins, David
2 4. It was not many days before Harry heard from La 00:06:52 Collins, David
3 When they reached Ghent, they found that Sir John 00:05:11 Collins, David
4 5. Harry used to wait on Sir John Lambert every mo 00:05:41 Collins, David
5 The march south was a little disturbing. 00:04:55 Collins, David
6 6. The rain continued all night… 00:07:36 Collins, David
7 She had galloped quite a mile beyond Malines befor 00:06:22 Collins, David
8 'We used to suffer from them a great deal in Spain 00:06:12 Collins, David
9 7. While the family was seated at breakfast next m 00:07:55 Collins, David
10 Distracted, she began to ride from one grave to an 00:06:55 Collins, David
11 'And Napoleon is romped, really romped?' she cried 00:05:48 Collins, David
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