A Gurkha Remembers

A lifetime in Asia by JP Cross

Producer | Catriona Oliphant
Music | Buddhiman Gurung

1 CD | Running time 75 mins
ISBN 978-0-9560740-9-6
£12 plus p&p* | Includes £1 donation per CD to Kulbir Thapa VC Home, Pokhara

A remarkable story…

Lt Colonel John Cross OBE has spent a lifetime in Asia – in and out of the army.

Educated at Shrewsbury, ‘JPX’ – as he is affectionately known – joined the British army in 1943, aged 17. By 1944, he was at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, going on to serve with 1/1 Gurkha Rifles in Burma.

In 1982, after 39 years’ service – nearly all with the Gurkhas – JPX retired to Nepal. for many years now, he has lived in Pokhara with his adopted son,Buddhiman Gurung, and family. In 2014, he was granted Nepali citizenship.

This is his story.



The Story of the Women’s Institute in the Second World War
by Julie Summers

Read by Samantha Bond and Fenella Woolgar
Abridged by Neville Teller

Music | Folksongs of the Four Seasons by Ralph Vaughan Williams

£15 plus p&p* | Includes £1 donation per CD to the Denman Appeal
2 CDs | Total running time 2 hours 26 mins

‘Millions of words have been written about the military and social history of both world wars, but Summers carves out a little area of her own by examining the vital work performed by the Women’s Institute who, through its meticulous organisational skills and national network, found its finest hour in the face of conflict.’ (Daily Mail)


Stories from A Book of Liszts

Variations on the theme of Franz Liszt

By John Spurling

Read by Jonathan Keeble and Jilly Bond
Piano – János Balázs
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Readings and music to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Franz Liszt.

John Spurling’s highly original novel, A Book of Liszts (Seagull Books May 2011), celebrates the extraordinary life of Franz Liszt – composer, conductor and virtuoso pianist – whose incomparable skill and personal charisma dazzled audiences all over Europe, from London and Paris to Berlin, Moscow and even Constantinople.

In an exciting collaboration with the Palace of Arts – Budapest, readings by Jonathan Keeble and Jilly Bond, accompanied by a new recording of 15 of Liszt’s piano works performed by the prize-winning Hungarian pianist, János Balázs, and recorded at the Palace of Arts – Budapest, bring the romantic and passionate genius vividly alive.


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