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  • Lady Daisy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Ned finds that Lady Daisy, a talking Victorian doll in his grandfather's attic, is very useful for school history projects. But he needs to watch out for the sinister Mr Merryweather-Jones. Who is he? And what does he want with Lady Daisy?

    DavidOfOz says: "A boy with a doll? But the story works!"
    "A boy with a doll? But the story works!"
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    Story

    Dick King Smith has the amazing ability to tell a story about a young boy who gets to take care of a talking doll - and he is meant to be an action loving boy. The relationship with his parents and grandmother is excellent, proving a very believable response from a father that loves his son. I won't give anything away other than say that the father's reaction to finding out his son was taking care of a doll - and a very pretty Victorian Era doll at that - rather than concentrating on being a better football goalie is spot on. The result is not a whitewash of the father's desire for his son to be a man, or irrational actions either.
    The narrator captures all the voices very well.
    Once more, Dick King Smith made our long country drive very memorable.

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