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A selection of readings by the Author Rodney Bolt and other links. Please note that speed of your Internet connection may affect download time.  Enjoy the audio on this site! ////////////////// HISTORY PLAY THE LIVES AND AFTERLIFE OF CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Listen to Rodney Bolt reading – HISTORY PLAY LORENZO DA PONTE THE ADVENTURES OF MOZART’S […]

Mary Benson


AS GOOD AS GOD, AS CLEVER AS THE DEVIL The impossible life of Mary Benson When Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, died on his knees in church in 1896, his wife Mary, whom Prime Minister Gladstone had called “the cleverest woman in Europe”, assumed the name ‘Ben’, took her friend Lucy Tait into her […]



Rodney Bolt writes biography and historical fiction. His books are known for their engaging, readable style, and for rich and penetrating research, lightly borne. As ‘Britta Bolt’ (together with lawyer Britta Böhler) he writes crime novels, set in Amsterdam. He is published by Bloomsbury , Atlantic Books and Mulholland Books. /////////////////////////////// Recent Books Britta Bolt / Britta Bolt is […]