Kensal Green: Stories & Poems

Narrated by Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe

2 hr 51 min

Curved up against the Harrow road in London is one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries that began to girdle the capital in the Victorian Age. Gone were the overcrowded disease ridden Parish churchyards and here was a new way to rest for eternity. Acre upon acre of meandering lawn and tree lined avenues. Ornate catacombs. Beautiful sculptured memorials. Stately chapels. All enmeshed into Nature’s emotions. Peace, perfect peace. In this volume we bring you the works of Kensal Rises most famous residents: Anthony Trollope, Wilkie Collins, William Makepeace Thackeray, Alice Meynell and Thomas Hood. And we start with the poem by GK Chesterton who although not buried here immortalised it with ‘The Rolling English Road’.
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Copyright Group
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Published on
Jan 1, 2014
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Duration
2h 51m 32s
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ISBN
9781783941186
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / Anthologies (multiple authors)
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This unique package provides a one-of-a-kind poetry experience from one of today's most beloved performers. John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poetry and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this audiobook provide the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way.

Read by John Lithgow, Morgan Freeman, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Gary Sinise, Helen Mirren, Billy Connelly, Robert Sean Leonard, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, and Eileen Atkins.

The Poets' Corner: CD 1 //1 Hachette Audio presents: The Poets' Corner Read by John Lithgow (Introduction) 2 One of the Childcraft Books (introduction) Read by John Lithgow 3 Matthew Arnold: The Serious Poet (introduction) 4 Dover Beach, by Matthew Arnold Read by Eileen Atkins 5 W.H. Auden: The High/Low Poet (intro) 6 Musée des Beaux Arts, by W.H. Auden Read by Jodie Foster 7 John Berryman: The Alter Ego (intro) 8 Henry's Confession, by John Berryman Read by Gary Sinise 9 Elizabeth Bishop: The Poet's Poet (intro) 10Filling Station, by Elizabeth Bishop Read by Gary Sinise 11William Blake: The Mystical Visionary (intro) 12 The Tyger, by William Blake Read by Helen Mirren 13 The Lamb, by William Blake Read by John Lithgow 14 Gwendolyn Brooks: The Visionary (intro) 15 We Real Cool, by Gwendolyn Brooks Read by Morgan Freeman 16 Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The Beloved (intro) 17 Sonnet 43, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Read by Helen Mirren 18 The Best Thing in the World, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Read by Helen Mirren 19 Robert Burns: The Ploughman Poet (intro) 20 To a Mouse, by Robert Burns Read by Bill Connolly 21 A Red Rose, by Robert Burns Read by John Lithgow
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