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Star actress Julia McKenzie reads this unabridged audio book of Alice Through the Looking Glass, the second of
Lewis Carroll’s whimsical tales following the character of Alice into a
wild and fantastical world where nothing is as it should be
and all systems of logic and reason seem to be turned upside down.
story of how the adventures that Alice has in Wonderland came to be
written, and the author’s association with the Liddell family – and
Alice Liddell in particular – is now the stuff of legend. One summer
afternoon in 1862, the author, in the company of the Reverend Robinson
Duckworth, took the three Liddell sisters, Lorina Charlotte, Alice
Pleasance and Edith Mary out in a rowing boat on the River Thames, near
Oxford. On that boat trip, he entertained the girls by telling them a
story about a bored little girl called Alice who goes looking for an
adventure. Alice, aged 10, loved the story so much, she asked Dodgson
to write it down for her.
Download Julia McKenzie reading the audiobook Alice Through the Looking Glass and enjoy listening to this wonderful story for only £7.95
There are very few children’s stories that have raised as much outrage
in grown up politics as The Water Babies did when it first appeared in
1863. It was written by Charles Kingsley for his own little boy and
shortly after he had been made tutor to the Prince of Wales. It seems
fairly innocent at first, suggesting the gentle idea that when the poor
little tykes who were used as human chimney brushes in the nineteenth
century died, they were turned into water babies, small amphibious
cherubs who headed off to paradise via an exciting and educational
journey upstream in The Great River.
Innocent it wasn’t
however, it changed minds, laws and eventually lives. Tom the young
chimney sweep was responsible for more heartache amongst right thinking
Victorians than any slightly wicked young chap off on an adventure has
a right to be. This book is in fact a highly eloquent plea for the
rights of child labourers, it also openly used the ideas of Darwin’s scandalous Theory of Evolution, and even put forward one of the earliest cries against pollution, but all this is hidden in one of the most moving and affecting children’s stories of all time.
The Silksoundbooks audio book Alice in Wonderland, read by star actress Julia McKenzie starts with Alice on a rather unadventurous picnic... but as her attention wanders she is suddenly brought face to face with a passing white rabbit who happens to be wearing a waistcoat and muttering to himself “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!”.
As he disappears down a rabbit hole and Alice, for want of anything better to do, follows him, she finds herself in Wonderland – a fantastical world where the characters Alice meets and the situations in which she finds herself have the whiff of symbol and allegory about them, but are much too funny to be pinned down as such.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is read by Julia McKenzie as an unabridged audiobook and is perfect for children of all ages
The astonishingly sharp original versions of
some of Hans Christian Andersen’s best loved stories are brought vividly
to life in this marvellous audio book for download. Classic Fairy Tales such as The Little Mermaid and The
Snow Queen are given a glittering reading by Greta Scacchi in this
classic and exclusive recording available in MP3 or iPod audiobook format for
you to download immediately.
The wonderful 'Little Voice' of Jane Horrocks brings this exclusive downloadable audiobook collection of your favourite childhood Nursery Rhymes out
of the dust covers of Mother Goose’s books and into strange and merry life.
Recorded with all the, often surprising, original words and verses this classic
audiobook is absolutely perfect for very young children learning to speak!
Available in MP3 or iPod audiobook format for you to download and