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"
Cosa ne pensano gli iscritti
- Accrington, England
- 02 08 2016
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.
- 20 04 2016
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.
- 08 12 2015
The narration was very dull and followed a repetitive rhyme.
I could hardly follow any of the stories included.
- 11 02 2015
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.