Inspired by the story of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, whose contribution to the suffragette movement remains largely unrecognized, this is my exploration, from my perspective as a new British citizen and a woman of Asian origin, of what it means to belong.Read More
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Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize (2013), the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award (2013)and the Tata First Book Literary Award (2012), 'The Wildings' by Nilanjana Roy tells of the captivating adventures of a band of feral cats fighting for survival in old Delhi, and their unlikely leader Mara, a tiny cat with extraordinary powers.
“A novel for all seasons and for all ages. Nilanjana Roy has created a savage, dangerous world… a world that seems tangibly real…” ~ Gillian Wright, in India Today
Available to download now: from Audible
The audiobook of David Mitchell's chiller 'Slade House' was awarded an Earphones Award and reviewed as 'Not to be Missed' this month by Audiofile, with "amazing performances by top notch narrators Thomas Judd and Tania Rodrigues". Thank you Audiofile! You can read Audiofile's full review here:
From the award-winning author of 'Cloud Atlas' and 'The Bone Clocks', comes this spine tingling chiller,
originally started by David Mitchell on Twitter .
Available from October 27th : Audiobook of 'Slade House' by David Mitchell
Tania has co-narrated with Daniel Pirie, this magical, lyrical tale of Henri, Napoleon's soldier-chef and Villanelle, the extraordinary daughter of a Venetian boatmen, whose passionate personal stories are set against the grim background of the Napoleonic wars.
Available to download now: 'The Passion' by Jeanette Winterson Audiobook
Read by Tania Rodrigues Produced by Lizzie Davies and Jill Waters - The Waters Company
Deepti Kapoor is one of three writers commissioned from around the world, to contemplate the subject of 'getting away from it all'.
In 'Namaste' she "considers the Western tourists who have long headed to Goa for a dose of healing spirituality - and an Indian woman who tries to find a solution to her own troubles by offering the visitors what they seek."
You can listen to it again on iplayer: HERE
In telling their stories, Nuala and Duncan also draw for us a detailed and eye-opening picture of women's lives In WW2.
To read more about the extraordinary women who shared their stories, take a look at the 'Girls who went to war' website.
To buy the audiobook, click here
Raj Kamal Jha weaves together a dark and extraordinary magic-realist tale, that looks at Delhi through a harsh yet compelling kaleidoscopic lens. Juxtaposing the stories of 'Woman', 'Man' and 'Child' in a provocative, experimental and cinematic style that demands your attention on the page, it was very exciting to translate into audio.
You can hear the result here: 'She will Build Him A City' by Raj Kamal Jha audiobook
Tania was thrilled to record 'Sophia', Anita Anand's wonderfully researched and skillfully written biography of a truly extraordinary woman, whom history and the Raj have tried to erase.
Available to download here: 'Sophia' by Anita Anand
From Calcutta to California, the Mitra family is harbouring a secret, which has coloured all their lives. Sandip Roy's debut novel tenderly draws this modern family as they gently blow the dust off their secret history. A delight to record.
Available here: 'Don't Let him Know' by Sandip Roy, audiobook
Tania has recorded Lesley Jorgensen's entertaining book of two very different families - the Bournes and the Chowdries, whose lives become unexpectedly entwined on the Bourne Abbey estate. Available now: 'Cat & Fiddle' Audible download
Seminal 'stand up' theatre piece 'Adult Child/Dead Child' is an extraordinary, funny and moving piece by Claire Dowie. Directed by Colin Watkeys, this is usually a monologue for one solo performer, but Claire and Colin have decided to experiment with sharing the piece between a number of soloists from very different backgrounds, highlighting the 'universal' nature of this show. Tania is delighted to be one of the soloists in 'Claire Dowie's' company, and the show is being performed at various venues over the next few months. from L-R: Deidre Strath, Ayesha Casely-Hayford, Lola Kotey, Martin Bell, Claire Dowie, Tania Rodrigues and Stephen Oxley
Tania was delighted to narrate the extraordinary epic story of feisty Ruling Lady, Mara of the Acoma, and her struggle for survival amidst the clash between the intrigues of Tsurani politics, the influence of alien worlds and the machinations of the Magicians, in this wonderful trilogy by Raymond E Feist and Janny Wurts .
Now available from Harper Audio/Audible.
'Salt and Saffron', is a beautiful book,a "monument to the complexity of family lore and family scandal--the stories, and silence, which become the stuff of myth and history."--Vicky Lebeau
Her next novel, 'Kartography', received widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys award in the UK. It is a love song to Karachi, told through the eyes of Raheen as she tries to understand her relationship with her childhood soul mate Karim.
'Broken Verses', tells of Aasmaani's search for her extraordinary political activist mother, whom she refuses to believe is dead,
a search which leads her deeper into an extraordinary personal and political mystery.
All three books are now available to download on Audible.
"The gates of hell aren't somewhere far beneath us. They're right here on earth." In 'The Dark Road', Ma Jian, a political activist, known for his 2001 classic memoir 'Red Dust', takes a stark and uncompromising look at China's one child policy and the harrowing effects it has in the rural parts of China, through the magic-realist tale of the life of peasant woman Meili. Although she already has a daughter, Nannan, her school teacher husband, Kongzi, and a direct descendant of Confucius, is determined to continue his line by producing a male heir. Their struggle to achieve this, watched over all the while by 'the infant spirit' takes them on a harrowing journey into hiding from the authorities and deeper into the darkest, most toxic places of the countryside. Certainly, an important and unforgettable book.
To hear a sample from Whole Story Audiobooks, click here.