Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.
"A treasure in poetry"
The Scarlet Letter is one of the great classics of American literature. Set in the harsh Puritan environment of the 17th century Boston, it describes the plight of Hester Prynne, an independent-minded woman who stands alone against society.
"not so pleased"
Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world.
"Good subject, but way too much personal opinion"
This is a story from the Famous People in History collection.
Set in Paris in the 1920s, this book is an erotic classic sensually written in an enthralling and titillating style that consists of short stories with many of the same characters tied together and each story with its own climax.The stories follow the fortunes of a group of idle young French aristocrats and their secret liaisons and erotic escapades. This book is read by Katinka Wolf who transports us deftly into this appealing and uninhibited world.
Here are 60 of the finest and most entertaining poems for younger listeners. There are nonsense poems ("The Jumblies"), classic animal poems ("The Snail"), stories of adventure ("The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens") and Robert Browning's classic tale of adults getting their come-uppance ("The Pied Pipe of Hamelin").