The Horrible Histories series taps into childrens love of the gross. A great way to stimulate an interest in the subject and very informative ( not just a list of dates...). You can't go wrong with this series. PS Daddy reads them on the quiet.
Du Pre brings a depth to playing the cello that isn't heard elsewhere. Listen carefully and you will hear an audience member cough part way through the performance; but still probably the best recording of this piece available.
This is an older version of the popular Civ. series. It is being run on a computer with Windows 8 loaded as the operating system; with the better chips in new computers it runs faster and more smoothly than on older PC's. Civ. is still as playable as ever.