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  • Book at Bedtime – The Miniaturist written by Jessie Burton & read by Emilia Fox – Listen to all 10 episodes online!

    EDIT (3rd August): Thanks to my friend Rich we also have a complete version of the audio book now. Listen to it below:

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    If you missed any of the 10 episodes which aired in the last 2 weeks on BBC Radio 4, you can now listen to them below in this ‘master post’… enjoy! :)

    Episode 1/10

    Episode 2/10

    Episode 3/10

    Episode 4/10

    Episode 5/10

    Episode 6/10

    Episode 7/10

    Episode 8/10

    Episode 9/10

    Episode 10/10

    Gallery Update: Appearances & Events – July 2014

    I’ve added over 30 new HQ photos from the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party & Day 8 of Wimbledon Championships Emilia attended last month. Hope you enjoy:



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    Happy Birthday, Emilia Fox!

    A birthday is a lovely flower
    that blooms in life’s garden
    and may that special blossom
    be bright especially today

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Emilia :)
    May today be filled with laughter and love!

    New Drama Audiobook ‘The Child’ read by Rupert Penry-Jones, Emilia Fox & Robert Glenister – to be released on 8th August

    Watch an exclusive HD trailer which gives you a sneak peek of the audiobook. Exciting, isn’t it?!

    Publisher’s Summary

    My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

    Robert’s surprise turns into horror when he and Carina find human remains in a cellar the boy has led them to. The remains of a man whose head has been split with an axe 15 years ago – just like Simon claimed he had. Things go from bad to worse within hours when Stern discovers more dead bodies, the investigating police officer Engler (Andy Serkis) starts to chase him as a suspect in the murder cases, and his own past comes to haunt him. Stern’s friend and former criminal Andi Borchert (Stephen Marcus) is the only one to believe Stern and Carina. Hunted by the police, and led by Simon’s memories, they start to investigate shady sub cultures of Berlin, and soon discover things that more gruesome than anything they could have imagined…
    Audible Studios London presents a gripping audio dramatization by Sebastian Fitzek, Germany’s most successful thriller writer, whose books are read around the world in more than 20 different languages. This unabridged dramatization introduces listeners to a completely new approach to audio entertainment, a full-length dramatized book adaption with an original score and soundscapes from the heart of Berlin. Featuring amazing performances by a cast of over 20 actors in a breathtaking plot, The Child provides a truly immersive listening experience.

    Written by: Sebastian Fitzek
    Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, Stephen Marcus, Robert Glenister, Andy Serkis
    Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    Format: Unabridged

    ©2014 Audible Studios (P)2014 Audible Studios

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    What the Critics Say

    “The Child is an unmissable milestone for fans and newcomers to audio dramas alike. A compelling, star-studded drama that mixes narration, performance, music and soundscapes into a moving story about a troubled young boy and a shocking series of dark crimes in Berlin. Essential listening,” (David Hewson, author of The Killing series, co-author Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel and Macbeth: A Novel.)

    Source: audible.co.uk

    BBC Radio 4 – Book at Bedtime: The Miniaturist – Episode 1, read by Emilia Fox – 21 July

    What better way to start the week and this grey Monday with the news of a new BBC Radio 4 ‘Book at Bedtime’ series to air from next Monday, 21 July, at 22:45?! :D Here’s some additional info:

    The Miniaturist Episode 1 of 10

    THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton

    Read by: Emilia Fox
    When? 21 July, 22:45

    On a cold autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of the Dutch East India Company’s most successful merchant trader : Johannes Brandt. But her lavishly furnished new home is not welcoming, and its inhabitants seem preoccupied with their own secrets. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office which leaves Nella isolated in the grand house on the canal with his sister, the sharp-tongued Marin and Otto and Cornelia their servants as company.

    Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist, an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny and intricate creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.

    But as she starts to receive unexpected and unasked for items for her ‘toy house’ Nella becomes aware that the Brandt household contains unusual secrets and she begins to understand – and fear- the escalating dangers that await them all. In this repressively pious society conformity is all. Neighbours are encouraged to spy on each other, excavating ‘the canker’ of sin. The packages from the mysterious miniaturist begin to reveal chillingly prophetic objects but Nella remains at a loss as to what they all mean.

    Ep. 1 : Eighteen year old Nella Oortman arrives from the country at her husband’s imposing house in Amsterdam. But the welcome is a little less than effusive.

    Producer: JILL WATERS
    Abridged by Isobel Creed and directed by Jill Waters
    A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

    Source: bbc.co.uk

    Gallery Update #2: Emilia Fox attending the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

    I’ve updated the photo gallery with 7 stunning HQ photos of Emilia attending the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party last week. She looked stunning! :) Clothes: skirt by Temperley London, top by ZARA, jacket by Zadig et Voltaire and jewels by Asprey London. Here’s a preview:


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    Gallery Update #1: Emilia Fox & Olivia Colman attending Day 8 of the Wimbledon Championships

    Emilia wore a gorgeous dress by Kate Spade, matching jewellery by Asprey London and bag by Mulberry…


    Gallery Link:
    APPEARANCES > 2014 > 1ST JULY | ATTENDING DAY 8 OF THE WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – INSIDE

    Emilia Fox will lend her voice to Crackanory’s second series

    Earlier this year we reported that anthology comedy Crackanory would be returning for a second series.

    Series 1 included TVO regulars Sharon Horgan, Kevin Eldon, Tom Meeten, Steve Oram, Alex Kirk and John ‘Willie’ Hopkins on screen, whilst the score for the show was composed by Waen Shepherd and two episodes were directed by Gareth Tunley.

    Like its predecessor, series 2 will be made and broadcast by UK freeview channel Dave, and will feature top drawer British comedians telling Jackanory style stories for grown ups.

    So far, those confirmed for the new series include Vic Reeves, David Mitchell, Meera Syall, Warwick Davies, Ben Miller, Sue Perkins, Johnny Vegas, Ruby Wax – and Katherine Parkinson. Emilia Fox and Simon Callow will lend their voices to the series too, and it’s hoped that a performance by the legend that is Rik Mayall will also be shown.

    Writers for the new series include Yonderland and Mitchell and Webb scriptwriter Toby Davies, Holly Walsh and Kevin Eldon, who will be authoring his second story for the show and will also make an appearance in another tale.

    The new series will air on Dave in the Autumn.

    Source: thevelvetonion.com

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