Kings and Queens

Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon

Kings and Queens
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Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon

Distributed for British Library

Read by Isla Blair and Julian Glover
1 compact disc with 1 booklet
Compact Disc $15.00 ISBN: 9780712351171 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only

First published in 1952, Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon’s Kings and Queens is a children’s classic. The charming poems, each one dedicated to a different king or queen, tell the story of the forty-one English monarchs from William I to Elizabeth II in a humorous and charming way that has delighted generations of children and their parents. This CD, read by actors Isla Blair and Julian Glover, includes Kings and Queens in its entirety, as well as a selection from the Farjeons’ Heroes and Heroines, an account of the deeds of heroes and heroines from around the world, including Alexander the Great, Julius Cesar, Robin Hood, Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, George Washington, Napoleon, Florence Nightingale, and Buffalo Bill, among others.

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Christina Hardyment | The Times

“In 1932, Eleanor Farjeon combined forces with her brother Herbert to produce Kings and Queens, hilarious and memorable historical doggerel boldly illustrated by Rosalind Thorneycraft. They followed up a year later with Heroes and Heroines. Now an audio combination  has been issued, narrated with magnificent versatility by Isla Blaire and Julian Glover.”

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