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Publisher's Summary

Alan Bennett reads The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Nonsense Rhymes by Edward Lear.

The poems and limericks are

  • "The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly"
  • "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat"
  • "The Duck and the Kangaroo"
  • "The Table and the Chair"
  • "The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker and the Tongs"
  • "Mr and Mrs Discobbolos"
  • "The Nutcrackers and the Sugar Tongs"
  • "The Two Old Bachelors"
  • "The Pobble Who Has No Toes"
  • "The Jumblies"
  • "The Dog with a Luminous Nose"
  • "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò"
  • "The Quangle Wangle's Hat"
  • "Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly"
  • "An Epitaph"
  • "There Was a Young Lady in Blue"
  • "There Was an Old Person of Harrow"
  • "There Was an Old Man of Dumbree"
  • "There Was a Young Lady whose Chin"
  • "There Was an Old Man who when Little"
  • "There Was an Old Man on the Border"
  • "There Was an Old Man in a Tree"
  • "There Was an Old Man of Calcutta"
  • "There Was an Old Person of Ware"

©2012 Edward Lear (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • JohnK9500
  • 08-02-16

Brilliant rhythms

I only knew a couple of rhythms so thought I'd have a listen, I found them really lovely nonsense, but then again! I'm really pleased with my purchase.

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  • Annie
  • 04-20-16

Edward Lear & Alan Bennett - Match made in heaven!

This book of Nonsense Rhymes is perfectly matched with Alan Bennett's reading.

Perfect for adults and children alike.

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  • Ioanna
  • 12-08-15

Boring

The narration was very dull and followed a repetitive rhyme.
I could hardly follow any of the stories included.

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  • Dawn
  • 02-11-15

A wonderful anthology.

Any additional comments?

As an adult, I wasn't sure whether I would still enjoy Lear, but it was a freebie so I had nothing to lose. It certainly didn't disappoint and has been listened to multiple times as I rekindle memories of the well loved verse of my childhood. My boomerang sons also enjoyed listening with me and one has since bought the book. Overall suitable for all ages.