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Grandfather's Mother GooseGrandfather's Mother Goose
A collection of nursery rhymes and songs read and sung by Malcolm Hossick.

Nursery rhymes in english and any other language work with children for a number of simple reasons; they tend to go for the heart of the matter without too much explanation; they delight in repetitive patterns of sounds which may not make much sense but are good on the ear; the good don't always win; death and destruction are meted out pretty ruthlessly, deserved or not; and finally for a mind opening onto the world they present a challenge in understanding and mimicry which is all a part of how kids develop.

Literary analysis aside, pouring all this stuff out to Hugo, 3 years old, is pretty agreeable to grandfather Malcolm Hossick; so here they all are; no accompaniment, no pattern or order to it all, no flannel, no cartoons or schmalzy music but just the age old stuff that might keep the kids imagination held for a time while weary mum gets on with the cooking.

unabridged
mp3 format ; dur: 70 mins
1 audio CD

When they're a bit older they might enjoy Malcolm Hossick's
reading of Dickens' A Christmas Carol'; or the ever-popular
‘Alice in Wonderland’ all from Academy Media


Price: 8.50 / $13.26 (Excluding VAT at 20%)



A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Surely one of the most powerful short stories ever written,
A Christmas Carol is Dickens at his best. Dramatic, warm,
terrifying, witty and heart warming, A Christmas Carol is all
these and more. The character of Scrooge and his journey
from the heartless miser he has become to someone who
has awakened to the possible joys of life, was a huge
success with the audiences who came to hear Dickens read
it in the 19th century. It’s unlikely that today anyone from
eight to eighty will not be as moved as they were.

unabridged
MP3 format disc; dur: 3hrs 40mins
read by Malcolm Hossick
Price: 7.50 / $11.70 (Excluding VAT at 20%)



A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Surely one of the most powerful short stories ever written,
A Christmas Carol is Dickens at his best. Dramatic, warm,
terrifying, witty and heart warming, A Christmas Carol is all
these and more. The character of Scrooge and his journey
from the heartless miser he has become to someone who
has awakened to the possible joys of life, was a huge
success with the audiences who came to hear Dickens read
it in the 19th century. It’s unlikely that today anyone from
eight to eighty will not be as moved as they were.

unabridged
CD boxset, 3 discs; dur: 3hrs 40mins
read by Malcolm Hossick
Price: 8.50 / $13.26 (Excluding VAT at 20%)



Heart of Darkness by Joseph ConradHeart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
is perhaps Conrad’s greatest novella. It explores the
disastrous invasion of Africa by men eager
for riches and careless of the impact they had.
Conrad was Polish by birth and English was his
third language. The way he uses words and
uncovers the innermost thoughts and feelings
of his characters makes this work unforgettable.

unabridged
MP3 format disc ; dur: 4hrs 34mins
read by Malcolm Hossick
Price: 7.50 / $11.70 (Excluding VAT at 20%)



Heart of Darkness by Joseph ConradHeart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
is perhaps Conrad’s greatest novella. It explores the
disastrous invasion of Africa by men eager
for riches and careless of the impact they had.
Conrad was Polish by birth and English was his
third language. The way he uses words and
uncovers the innermost thoughts and feelings
of his characters makes this work unforgettable.

unabridged
CD box set, 4 discs ; dur: 4hrs 34mins
read by Malcolm Hossick
Price: 9.50 / $14.82 (Excluding VAT at 20%)



Alice in Wonderland by Lewis CarollAlice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
Alice in Wonderland
is surely one of the world’s best known children’s
stories. One reason for its never failing success is
the nonsensical fun which children enjoy so easily.
Another is that adults enjoy it too for the subtle way
it laughs at human failings like pomposity and
self importance and the sheer delight in playing
with words and meanings. For all the marvels of 3D
films the brilliance of imagination and language make
the original text well read, very hard to beat.

unabridged
MP3 format disc ; dur: 2hrs 54mins
read by Malcolm Hossick
Price: 7.50 / $11.70 (Excluding VAT at 20%)



Alice in Wonderland by Lewis CarollAlice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
Alice in Wonderland
is surely one of the world’s best known children’s
stories. One reason for its never failing success is
the nonsensical fun which children enjoy so easily.
Another is that adults enjoy it too for the subtle way
it laughs at human failings like pomposity and
self importance and the sheer delight in playing
with words and meanings. For all the marvels of 3D
films the brilliance of imagination and language make
the original text well read, very hard to beat.

unabridged
CD box set, 3 discs ; dur: 2hrs 54mins
read by Malcolm Hossick
Price: 8.50 / $13.26 (Excluding VAT at 20%)