Antoine Breguet is an old watchmaker who wants to retire. One of his two apprentices is going to take his place, but which one? Who is better qualified and who will impress the watchmaker’s granddaughter more? The two men are ready to compete. Whoever comes up with the best, most exquisite and intricate creation will inherit Breguet's shop. However friendship and love stand in the way. What will happen with the two friends and their future as watchmakers? Find out in Lydia Child’s "The Rival Mechanicians".
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
Lydia Maria Child was an American writer who lived in the period 1802-1880. Her works often depicted antislavery related issues. She was women’s rights activist and Native American rights activist and she took on those topics in some of her stories as well. This brought her a wide audience, but there were also many people who could not understand and criticised her social position and works. Some of her best known stories are "An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans", a work related to the history of slavery, "The Frugal Housewife", a book depicting women’s rights and "An Appeal for the Indians", a story about the Native Americans and their lives as oppressed members of the society.