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Kings and Queens (audio CD)

Published Date:
September 2011
British Library Publishing
Bibliographic Details:
CD, running time: 73 minutes
Eleanor Farjeon, Herbert Farjeon
Readers: Isla Blair, Julian Glover
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'...hilarious and memorable'
Christina Hardyment, The Times

First published in 1952, Herbert and Eleanor Farjeon’s Kings and Queens has attained the status of a children’s classic. The charming poems, each one dedicated to a different king or queen, tell the story of the 41 English monarchs from William I to Elizabeth II in a humorous and charming way that has delighted generations of children and their parents.

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The readings also include a selection from Heroes and Heroines by the same authors, including Alexander the Great, Julius Cesar, Robin Hood, Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, George Washington, Napoleon, Florence Nightingale and Buffalo Bill, among others.

Read by Isla Blair and Julian Glover.

About the authors
Eleanor Farjeon (1881–1965) was a writer and poet and playwright. Whilst best known for her children’s verse and stories she was also a regular contributor to Punch Magazine (1914–17), and

wrote the words of the popular hymn 'Morning has Broken'. Herbert Farjeon (1887 – 1945) was a drama critic, writer, playwright, theatre manager, and theatre researcher. He was the brother of Eleanor Farjeon.

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Charles I, 1625

Florence Nightingale 1820 -1910

Henry II, 1154

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