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  • Rudyard Kipling

    Written by Rudyard Kipling, the popular British Victorian writer, these origin stories are fantasised tales written with a delightful sense of whimsy that charms adults and children alike. These excellent readings by Ghizela Rowe & TimGraham makes it abundantly clear why they have become such special classics that continue to tantalise and excite the...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Written by Rudyard Kipling, the popular British Victorian writer, these origin stories are fantasised tales written with a delightful sense of whimsy that charms adults and children alike. These excellent readings by Ghizela Rowe & TimGraham makes it abundantly clear why they have become such special classics that continue to tantalise and excite the...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    The role of Fathers has changed much over the course of centuries. Men are now better suited to a role of co-parent in this modern age rather than the stilted, slightly aloof figure of times past. Being a Father is, of course, both a blessing and a burden. This modern day parenting in a frenetic fast changing world has to be both learnt and adapted from some inner well of memory from generations past as well as on the job experience. How to combine both the tenderness of love and support of modern views with the age old virtues of strength and leadership brings many difficulties to most men. Surprisingly then that poets have given Fathers both a courageous view of life as well as a...read more

  • Walt Whitman

    Amidst all our dreams and ambitions from cradle to grave is the wanderlust of travel. To see the world, to experience different cultures and new lands. In the modern day a few hours on a plane will take us to an entirely different environment whereas a hundred years ago or more any form of transport would have been far slower paced but getting there was also part of the adventure, the gradual transition from what is known to what is about to be known. This collection of poems takes us across a wide variety of travels and environments both real and in the mind. They summon up descriptions and feelings that are sometimes totally unexpected. Of course when the authors include Wordsworth,...read more

  • Walt Whitman

    Amidst all our dreams and ambitions from cradle to grave is the wanderlust of travel. To see the world, to experience different cultures and new lands. In the modern day a few hours on a plane will take us to an entirely different environment whereas a hundred years ago or more any form of transport would have been far slower paced but getting there was also part of the adventure, the gradual transition from what is known to what is about to be known. This collection of poems takes us across a wide variety of travels and environments both real and in the mind. They summon up descriptions and feelings that are sometimes totally unexpected. Of course when the authors include Wordsworth,...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Two Gentlemen Of Verona is believed to be one of Shakespeare's early comedies and as a result provides us with the first examples of a number of themes and devices that are further explored in many of his plays. These include loyalty, friendship and the nature of love. Also women dressing up as men is introduced by one of the central characters, Julia, dressing up as the page, Sebastian, to serve her loved one, Proteus, who has betrayed her. Although fewer characters than most of Shakespeare's other plays, they are interesting ones and Ghizela Rowe in her reading, captures the story of this intriguing play with...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Cymbeline is listed as one of Shakespeare's tragedies although some think it to be one of his romances as it explores the familiar themes of jealousy, adultery, innocence and vengeance. Cymbeline is the King of Britain who twenty years prior to the play's setting wrongly banishes one of his Lords, Belarius, who in turn kidnaps the King's sons to prevent him having heirs to his throne. The King also banishes one of his subjects, Posthumous, for secretly marrying his daughter Imogen and the Roman army descend on Britain although by the end of the play there is peace, with these strands happily resolved ably aided by Ghizela Rowe's reading. This narrative version was written by Mary &...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Two Gentlemen of Verona is believed to be one of Shakespeare's early comedies and as a result provides us with the first examples of a number of themes and devices that are further explored in many of his plays. These include loyalty, friendship and the nature of love. Also women dressing up as men is introduced by one of the central characters, Julia, dressing up as the page, Sebastian, to serve her loved one, Proteus, who has betrayed her. Although fewer characters than most of Shakespeare's other plays, they are interesting ones and Ghizela Rowe in her reading, captures the story of this intriguing play with...read more

  • William Wordsworth

    Autumn - An Introduction. For many of us Autumn, or as the Americans would say; Fall is the season of mixed emotions. Summer's long days are replaced by a chill in the air. The colours on the trees and fields ripen to warmer hues and the harvest is brought safely home. Yet with this bounty there is the knowledge that Nature is turning her attention to the harder, colder Winter month's ahead. Our collection of poems amplifies this balance between the loss of summer and the gain of the harvest with wonderful poems by such notables as Shelley, Yeats, Keats, Sheehan, Emily Dickinson and Longfellow. This collection is read for you by Ghizela Rowe and Gideon Wagner. We hope you've enjoyed...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Poems For Halloween - An Introduction. I should be whispering this because Halloween is almost upon us. A time of Witches, Ghouls and Hauntings and all kinds of scary things that come out the evening before All Saints Day to wreak.......... I'm glad you're listening so let us begin- Many of us remember that feeling from childhood when an adult or even our friends would tell us scary stories of things that go bump in the night. It was a time to scare and be scared and no matter how terrifying the stories were it was a good feeling punctuated by yelps and laughs. Halloween is now firmly established in the Calendar as a favourite; to go trick or treating and an excuse for kids everywhere to...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Poems For Halloween - An Introduction. I should be whispering this because Halloween is almost upon us. A time of Witches, Ghouls and Hauntings and all kinds of scary things that come out the evening before All Saints Day to wreak.......... I'm glad you're listening so let us begin- Many of us remember that feeling from childhood when an adult or even our friends would tell us scary stories of things that go bump in the night. It was a time to scare and be scared and no matter how terrifying the stories were it was a good feeling punctuated by yelps and laughs. Halloween is now firmly established in the Calendar as a favourite; to go trick or treating and an excuse for kids everywhere to...read more

  • John Keats

    At this time of the year as the nights close in and the temperature drops Winter seems like a season that nobody really enjoys and we look forward all the more to Spring. For many children however it is the bounty of Christmas that steals their attention and for others the renewal of the New Year. But for Nature it is pause for breath, to take stock of what has gone by in the year to date and ready herself for the energies and dramatic development to the landscape that Spring will bring. But Winter has its beauty too; the frost or snow covered ground, the grey swell of a winters sea and the bleak yet beautiful imagery of the landscape. Our collection of poems brings together the talents...read more

  • William Wordsworth

    Christmas Poetry. An Introduction. Christmas, they say, comes but once a year. In these days it seems to also last for much of that year but this volume is not just for Christmas! For the religious amongst us this annual celebration of the Birth of Christ must seem bitter sweet; it's acknowledgment by billions of people countered by the pervasive spread of material possessions translating the event to little more than a sales pitch for their own wares. Most religions celebrate their founders but Christianity seems somehow to have lost possession of one of its key rituals in an ever more secular West. The spread of globalisation seems to have hindered rather than helped the true...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    In many ways the title says it all. Kissing is poetry. The kiss is perhaps the most loving and intimate moment there is. It is amongst our most soothing and treasured memories. And perhaps also our most erotic. This volume is not about the kiss of a mother to her child's scraped knee, or the father to his baby's head as he settles down to sleep. No, when the poets here talk of the kiss, they describe the longing and desire, the want and hunger to be part of something that so connects them to another that it can transcend all manner of reason and decorum. That first kiss can be something so anticipated that it is almost electric. A thousand volt charge of tension and pleasure. It is also...read more

  • Wilfred Owen

    "If music be the food of love, play on" was one of Shakespeare's finest lines. If music is food, then poetry is the wine. In this volume of classic love poetry, the flavoured capture of words and rhythms makes us think more carefully of words and their value to us. They also surprise us with their structure and meaning, layering in thoughts and emotions that we might otherwise shy away from. Poems are wonderful ways to express what we feel for a very special someone. Narrated by Stella Gonet , David Shaw-Parker , Ghizela Rowe , Tim Graham , Alex...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Spring - An Introduction. Spring by tradition begins the renewal both of ourselves and of nature. The very sound of the word suggests impetus and movement and people do seem taken with the notion that the year's journey is about to begin. The days become longer, warmer and the fresh green of new growth begins to show itself. All manner of life start to busy themselves with activities and plans. In this collection of poetry Wordsworth, Browning, Kipling & Yeats are familiar voices to which Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Daniel Sheehan, Amy Lowell and Christina Rossetti and others bring their words of insight, charm and emotion. It's a rich and rewarding combination. This collection is...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Summer - An Introduction. Summer beckons each and every one of us to its warm embrace. For many of us it is the season we can most enjoy; the days are long and warm and all manner of things become easier. Nature shows us her most colourful side as she fills the landscape with colours and textures of every hue. As for ourselves we all seem a little more approachable, a little more likable. For poets the Summer season conjures up many themes and images. Keats, Blake, Dickinson, Tennyson, Longfellow, take us through many of these facets ably joined by Meynell, Pope, Van Dyke, Stevenson and many others. This volume is poured from the mouths of Ghizela Rowe and Richard...read more

  • DH Lawrence

    DH Lawrence - An Introduction. For many of us DH Lawrence was a schoolboy hero. Who can forget sniggering in class at the mention of Women In Love or Lady Chatterley's Lover? Lawrence was a talented if nomadic writer whose novels were passionately received, suppressed at times and generally at odds with Establishment values. This of course did not deter him. At his death in 1930 at the young age of 44 he was more often thought of as a pornographer but in the ensuing years he has come to be more rightly regarded as one of the most imaginative writers these shores have produced. As well as his novels and plays he was also a masterful poet and wrote over 800 of them. In this collection...read more

  • Edgar Allan Poe

    Death is a subject that few of us talk about, but many think about and more than a few of us dread. Whether it is the actual end of our life's journey or merely a transit point to Heavenly glory its actual point of impact is, obviously, life changing. But what do poets think of it? How do their minds tangle with the subject and make sense of this? That's what we thought too. Poets as rich and diverse as Tennyson, Hardy, Shelley & Poe here share their words, thoughts and visions with us. Death is unavoidable but the journey there should be as informed and enjoyable as possible. On this Volume our readers include Richard Mitchley & Ghizela...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit - The Ghost Stories. Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children's stories such as The Railway Children. But in this volume we explore her short stories of the macabre and ghostly sort. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London. Her early life was one of constant house changes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later - whilst she was 7 months pregnant. Additionally Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout. The two children of this relationship were raised by Edith as her own as well as their own three. They founded the Fabian Society in 1884. Thought of as the first modern...read more