The Resource A kind of light, H.R.F. Keating ; read by Sheila Mitchell, Michael Holroyd, Simon Keating

A kind of light, H.R.F. Keating ; read by Sheila Mitchell, Michael Holroyd, Simon Keating

Label
A kind of light
Title
A kind of light
Statement of responsibility
H.R.F. Keating ; read by Sheila Mitchell, Michael Holroyd, Simon Keating
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Language
eng
Summary
Written in 1987 and recently discovered by his widow, H.R.F. Keating's A Kind of Light is an homage to Joseph Conrad, a writer he greatly admired. It is from that author's Heart of Darkness that the title is taken. Conrad's African jungle is the setting, and it has two interwoven stories. The first concerns a young Victorian gentlewoman who sets out into the heart of the Dark Continent, accompanied only by native bearers, in search of a plant which she has been told is the cure for the ravaging disease typhoid. She keeps diaries, six of which resurface a century later. Excerpts of these, together with a firsthand narration of her physically hazardous and mentally disturbing journey, give us a glimpse of Africa 100 years ago. Alongside this, but set in present-day 1987, when Keating wrote the book, a young couple, having learnt of the existence of the diaries and the possibility that a further six were written and were preserved in Africa, determine to make a documentary film following in her footsteps, and they, too, set off into the unknown, hoping to discover the remaining notebooks. Keating, as usual, manages to underscore these gripping narratives with provocative philosophical arguments on such topics as savagery versus civilisation, innocence versus corruption and atheism versus divinity as well as exploring the moral dilemmas facing the young in the mid-1980s
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technical information on music
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AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keating, H. R. F.,
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not applicable
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not applicable
Intended audience
Adult
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sheila Mitchell and Michael Holroyd and Simon Keating
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Holroyd, Michael
  • Keating, Simon
  • Mitchell, Sheila
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  • Documentary films
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
A kind of light, H.R.F. Keating ; read by Sheila Mitchell, Michael Holroyd, Simon Keating
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=BOL_379794&b2bSite=1545
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  • Downloadable Audiobook
  • Duration: 08:04:16
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781489391438-BOL1249983-000
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (08 hr., 04 min.)
Form of item
electronic
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
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not applicable
Isbn
9781489391438
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not applicable
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not applicable
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
  • other
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unknown
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
A kind of light, H.R.F. Keating ; read by Sheila Mitchell, Michael Holroyd, Simon Keating
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=BOL_379794&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Downloadable Audiobook
  • Duration: 08:04:16
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781489391438-BOL1249983-000
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (08 hr., 04 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781489391438
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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