Long cold winter nights make for good story telling, so it's scarcely surprising that some of the world's most wonderful fairy tales come from Russia. Soar through the air in 'The Flying ship', feel the frost freeze your bones in 'The Strange Bridegroom', sail the seven seas in a ship with patchwork sails in 'The Salt Mountain'. These are stories guaranteed to delight in another outstanding edition of Classic Children's Stories.
Four of the greatest Greek legends produced in one magnificent collection - read and performed by Philip Bird, Keith Barron, Duncan Law, Stephanie Pack, and Kate Gielgud. Their outstanding performances introduce these timeless classics to a younger generation in a new and exciting way.
From the destruction of the ancient city of Troy; we are taken on a fabulous journey, filled with adventure and romance, to the birth of a new, greater city, and at last to the days of glory in imperial Rome.
Italy is a land forever associated with beauty: in music, in art and in nature. Down the centuries these stories were brought home by travellers, soldiers and merchants, returning crusaders, gypsies and pilgrims. Much loved and often repeated they grew in the telling to become wholly Italian in their nature - which is as much to say that today they are very beautiful indeed.
The stories of the Old Testament have the great virtue of being both simple and challenging at the same time. The stories themselves are easy to follow but the moral questions that they raise remain central to our lives, whether we are five years old or seventy-five. Adapted for this recording by popular children's author Nigel Forde, and narrated by Philip Bird with a strong supporting cast this is a thrilling and evocative account of the central tales of the Old Testament.
Giant birds and magic carpets share the skies with flying horses and mighty genies. Brave adventurers set out to find jeweled palaces and caves stuffed with treasures. So sit back and listen and like King Sharhya of the story let our Sheherezade enchant you with tales of romance and delight.
This is not so much a talking book as a dramatised reading of Andersen's best-loved stories. Performed by outstanding children's entertainers Kate Gielgud, Sorel Johnson and David Jarvis they are supported by wonderfully atmospheric sound effects and music by Rory Macfarlane.