"Cautionary Tales", humorous poems with an implausible moral, are the most widely known of Hilaire Belloc's writings. Supposedly for children, they, like Lewis Carroll's works, are more to adult and satirical tastes. Here, Joyce Grenfell reads a selection.
"A wonderfully lyrical collection"
Joyce Grenfell was known and loved all over the world for her monologues, her songs, and her comic writing. Her career, which spanned more than 30 years, saw her work in many different areas. From wartime entertainment tours to performances on radio, stage, and screen, all were graced with Joyce's usual charm, humour, and talent.
"A delight from beginning to end!"
These humorous verses were originally written for children but the taste is much more to an adult liking. They are strange, perverse and the morals they provide….well, that’s for you to decide. Luckily Joyce Grenfell is narrating so it’s double the experience