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    • The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Nonsense Rhymes

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    Alan Bennett reads The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Nonsense Rhymes by Edward Lear. The poems and limericks include "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", and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant rhythms

    • By JohnK9500 on 02-08-16

    Regular price: £3.29

    • The Owl and the Pussycat

    • A Dozen Red Roses
    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
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    Edward Lear's much-loved comic poem, featuring the most elegant fowl in literature and his beautiful feline friend, read by Jenny Agutter.

    Regular price: £0.79

    • Classic Poems for Boys

    • By: G.K. Chesterton, Edward Lear, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge, Jasper Britton, Roy McMillan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of over 20 poems for 5- to 10-year olds. From rousing favorites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans’ "Casabianca" and John Keats’ "A Song About Myself", to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Rudyard Kipling, this is a collection to be treasured.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • Classic Poems for Girls

    • By: Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Laura Paton, Anne-Marie Piazza, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Classic Poems for Girls is a collection of over 25 funny, whimsical and moving poems for 5- to 10-year olds, designed to fuel the imagination. From the adventures of the Jumblies, who sail away in a sieve; to the sticky end of a girl named Matilda; to the courtship of a maiden who lived long ago, in a kingdom by the sea, there’s a poem to suit any feeling or mood. Seasoned Naxos AudioBooks readers Laura Paton, Anne-Marie Piazza, Benjamin Soames and Roy McMillan work their magic on the works of Edward Lear, Louisa May Alcott, Christina Rossetti, and many more.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Finest Nonsense of Edward Lear

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Nearly 150 years since his poetry was first published, Lear's nonsense rhymes are still popular today. In this lively and colorful audiobook recording, Derek Jacobi reads Lear's most famous poems and most fantastic creations, including "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat", "The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly", "The Jumblies", "The Dong with the Luminous Nose", and a collection of assorted limericks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By a wood on 01-01-18

    Regular price: £10.19

    • Favorite Poems for Children

    • By: Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, and others
    • Narrated by: Katinka Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poetry Revisited

    • By Judy Corstjens on 23-08-12

    Regular price: £10.19

    • Great Poems for Children

    • By: Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox, Geoffrey Palmer, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    An anthology of over 50 classic children's poems, read by some of our finest actors. Full of fun, excitement, and magic, the poems in this collection are guaranteed to spark the imagination and open up a world of wonder. Favourites from authors such as Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Louis Stevenson are all here, as well as less familiar but nonetheless hugely entertaining poems such as" The Camel's Complaint"and "The Elephant, or The Force of Habit".

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Nonsense Verses

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Edward Lear was the greatest nonsensicalist of all time. He was the inventor of the limerick and created the Jumblies and The Owl and the Pussycat. This complete edition of Lear's nonsense verse - including the limericks, longer verses, alphabets and his own illustrations - is lovingly restored and beautifully presented, for adults and children to enjoy together.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Collection: Popular Poetry / Popular Verse, Vol. 2

    • By: William Blake, John Donne, Alfred Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Emma Fielding, Tony Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Nearly 100 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Donne, and Edward Lear.

    Regular price: £8.19

    • Great Love Poems

    • By: William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Bill Paterson, Maxine Peake, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    An anthology of over 60 classic love poems, read by some of our finest actors. Love has always been the supreme inspiration for poets, whether romantic or platonic, reciprocated or unrequited. This collection contains a range of the very best love poems, including Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and Byron's "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" - as well as several sonnets from the master himself, William Shakespeare.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Nonsense Verses

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Daniel Duffy
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Edward Lear was the greatest nonsensicalist of all time. He was the inventor of the limerick and created the Jumblies and The Owl and the Pussycat. This complete edition of Lear's nonsense verse - including the limericks, longer verses, alphabets - is lovingly restored and beautifully presented, for adults and children to enjoy together.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Jumblies

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Diane Havens
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Nineteenth century illustrator/author Edward Lear, best known for his nonsense poems and limericks, created this silly verse tale of the green headed, blue handed Jumblies who go to sea in a sieve - but voice actor/storyteller Diane Havens shares it in her own unique faux-British by way of Queens - the New York Queens, that is.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • The Big Book of Bedtime Stories

    • Tales and Rhymes for Young and Old
    • By: Edward Lear, Guy Wetmore Carryl, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    An enchanting collection of classic stories and rhymes for younger listeners. Warning - you may be tempted to stay up all night listening!

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Classic Comic Verse

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jon Moffatt, David Timson, Cathy Sara, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Here are the favorites from Lewis Carroll, Jonathan Swift, William Shakespeare, and more. And that is not to forget perhaps the greatest of them all: Anon. There are ballads, sonnets, proverbs, and nonsense verse. Poems to inform, divert, satirize, castigate and praise. A collection to make all listeners smile, laugh, remember and discover.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • How to Own a Human

    • A Collection of Writings about Cats and for Cats
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Lytton Strachey, Edward Lear, and others
    • Narrated by: Ellen Dryden, Brian Hewlett
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How To Own a Human is a selection of writings about cats and for cats. As well as stories and poems, it also includes rhymes, proverbs, fables and quotations, plus instructions for cats on how to train their humans - a sort of "Open Mew-niversity" course for felines. READERS: Ellen Dryden is an actor, writer and director working mainly for the stage and radio. She read English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and after graduating she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Favorite Children's Poems

    • By: Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is a collection of 41 favorite classic children's poems by some of our best loved writers, including Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, and others.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Utter Nonsense of Edward Lear

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Colin Jones, Recording Tales
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fine selection of hand-picked classics from the master of nonsense, enthusiastically narrated by Colin Jones. This collection contains some of Mr Lear's finest works.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Nonsense Verse

    • By: Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this volume of nonsense verse, you’ll find many favourites to take you back to the time and place where most things are a little upside down or back to front, including favourites from Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, and quite a few others to giggle along with.

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Nonsense Songs and Laughable Lyrics

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Edward Lear is justly renowned as a writer of humorous verse. His Nonsense Songs were published in 1871 and include probably his best known and most loved poem, “The Owl and the Pussycat”. Laughable Lyrics (1877) contains other popular rhymes, including “The Dong with a Luminous Nose”, “The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo”, “The Pobble Who Has No Toes”, and more. 

    Regular price: £2.59

    • The Nonsense of Lear and Phantasmagoria and More

    • By: Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The whimsy, fantasy, and absurd humor in Lear's limericks, poems, songs, and stories are ageless in their appeal to young and old alike. Lewis Carroll's "Phantasmagoria", a not-too-terribly-frightening ghost story, adds to the fun. Also featured are poems by Lewis Carroll.

    Regular price: £13.59

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