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A BBC radio dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's much-loved children's story Brought from India to chilly, fog-bound London, Sara Crewe is enrolled as a pupil at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Her doting father, Captain Crewe, has provided her with fine clothes and luxuries fit for a princess, and she attracts envious attention. But Sara soon wins friends with her kindness, taking the school's misfits under her wing, and telling them wonderful stories to cheer them up. Yet despite her best efforts, her spiteful classmate Lavinia and mean headmistress Miss Minchin remain determined to dislike her. Then one day, Sara receives some terrible news. Her father has died, and his fortune is lost. Suddenly penniless, Sara is stripped of all her possessions and forced to become a servant. Banished to the attic with only her dreams to sustain her, will her courage, warm heart and imagination see her through? First published in 1905, Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless tale has captured the hearts of generations, and is frequently ranked among the best children's novels of all time. This enchanting adaptation stars Ellie Beaven as Sara, with Julia McKenzie as Miss Minchin and Nicky Henson as Captain Crewe. Production credits Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett Dramatised by Dave Simpson Directed by Martin Jameson Executive producer: Diane Whitley Music composed by Robert Rigby Cast Miss Minchin - Julia McKenzie Captain Crewe - Nicky Henson Sara- Ellie Beaven Saeed/Ram Dass - Ravin J Gunatra Amelia - Fenella Norman Monsieur Dufarge/Mr Carmichael - Timothy Morand Mr Barrow/Removal man - Anthony Jackson Shop assistant - Jilly Bond Maid/Baker woman - Ali Hames Becky - Emma Copeland Ermengarde - Danielle Nelson Lavinia - Lucy Kent Jessie - Sasha Hannau Lottie - Becky Simpson Mr Carrisford - Robert Glenister Janet - Sara MacDonald Beggar girl - Carla Prosser Donald - Max Wrottesley First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 21 December 1996 ©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
'I wish the spring was here now,' said Mary. 'I want to see all the things that grow in England." When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying echoing down one of the long corridors. The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. One day, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in-and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life. The Secret Garden (Seasons Edition--Spring) is one of three titles available in March 2021. The spring season also will include Emma and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.Show more
Journey into Frances Hodgson Burnett’s enchanting and charming tales in this collection of her beloved classics: Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden. Little Lord Fauntleroy - Cedric Errol is a child living in poverty with his mother in New York City, when all of a sudden, his life is turned upside down. He learns that after the untimely deaths of several distant relatives, he is heir to an enormous estate in England, and has inherited the title of Lord Fauntleroy. His grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, asks that Cedric come to England and begin managing his estate, but requires that he leave his mother behind. This is a classic rags-to-riches story and has inspired countless television and film adaptations. A Little Princess – Young Sara Crewe has lived a happy life with her father in India, but he decides to send her to a boarding school in London to get her away from the harsh environment. He pays for her to have special treatment, which makes the people around her jealous, and they give her the sarcastic title “Princess.” When Sara’s father passes away, her special treatment is taken away and she is turned into a slave by the headmistress and other students, who harbored resentment for her wealth. Meanwhile, her father’s friend searches for her to rescue her from her mistreatment. Burnett’s signature tragedy and hopefulness shines in this classic children’s novel. The Secret Garden - Mary Lennox is a sad and sickly girl. When she moves to a dark, gloomy manor to live with her uncle, she has no interest in exploring her new home – until she learns that there is a secret, locked garden somewhere on the grounds. When Mary finally finds and unlocks the secret garden, she finds that it is like her: sickly, sad, and in need of love. The Secret Garden is the beautiful story of a young girl learning to care for herself by caring for the world around her.Show more
Una enfermedad mata a los padres de Mary y la deja huérfana. Mary es enviada a Reino Unido a vivir con un tío suyo llamado Archibald Craven, viudo y con un hijo muy enfermo, en una lujosa mansión de Yorkshire, en la que viven sumidos en un ambiente irrespirable. Para mayor desasosiego se le unen las malas artes de la señora Medlock, la estricta ama de llaves. Sin embargo, descubrirá un refugio para ella y sus nuevos amigos: Colin, su primo discapacitado y caprichoso, y Dickon, un muchacho ingenuo, bondadoso y gran protector de los animales. Los tres niños, con su buen corazón rehabilitan el lugar que a su vez les ayudará a construir una relación especial, lo que cambia sus destinos para siempre.Show more
El libro de la nueva adaptación al cine de Jack Thorne, guionista de la obra de teatro Harry Potter y el legado maldito. CLÁSICOS INOLVIDABLES PARA DISFRUTAR, COMPARTIR Y DEJAR VOLAR LA IMAGINACIÓN Mary Lennox es una niña inglesa que vive con sus padres en la India. Está muy consentida y acostumbrada a que sus criados hagan todo lo que quiere. Cuando de un día para otro se queda huérfana, debe irse a vivir con su tío a Inglaterra. Mary se encontrará allí con una misteriosa mansión, con más de cien habitaciones e innumerables secretos, y vivirá una aventura en la que descubrirá qué es la amistad. Junto a sus nuevos amigos, Dickon y Colin, tratará de resucitar uno de sus jardines. Una oda a la amistad y al amor, y un clásico juvenil en el que la naturaleza cobra vida.Show more
Have you ever wondered what hides inside the big chimney which Santa Claus goes through every Christmas Eve? Jem is about to find out. Inside the chimney, she notices a magnificent white brick, but this brick is special; it lets Jem into a magical world full of toys. Do you want to join Jem’s journey to Santa Claus’ wonderland? Grab 'Behind the White Brick' and come along. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Frances Hodgson Burnett was a British-American writer who lived in the period 1849 – 1924. She is best known for her children’s novels but she wrote many plays as well. Her style was innovative for her time because she depicted the working class’s life which often took unexpected romantic turns in her stories. Some of her best known works are 'Little Lord Fauntleroy', 'The Secret Garden' and 'The Lady of Quality'. Her daughter Vivian Burnett wrote her mother’s biography three years after her death. It was entitled 'The Romantic Lady'.Show more
Do you want to listen to The Secret Garden? If so then keep reading… Mary Lennox, a sickly and contrary little girl, is orphaned to dim prospects in a gloomy English manor - her only friend is a bed-ridden boy named Colin, whose prospects may be dimmer than hers. But when Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach. The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910 and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children's literature. Several stages and film adaptations have been produced. What are you waiting for The Secret Garden is one click away, start listening NOW!Show more
Cedric Errol is a child living in poverty with his mother in New York City, when all of a sudden, his life is turned upside down. He learns that after the untimely deaths of several distant relatives, he is heir to an enormous estate in England, and has inherited the title of Lord Fauntleroy. His grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, asks that Cedric come to England and begin managing his estate, but requires that he leave his mother behind. Cedric, now going by Lord Fauntleroy, impresses his grandfather with natural charm and intelligence, and his grandfather begins to listen to the wisdom of his grandson. His grandson's kindness and deliberate wish to help those in need is a good influence on the estate. But before long, someone new shows up and claims to be the true heir to the inheritance. It is up to Lord Fauntleroy, his grandfather, and his mother to verify his true identity and ensure that his inheritance is not taken by an imposter. Little Lord Fauntleroy is a classic rags to riches story, and was one of the most popular stories for children when it was published. It has inspired countless film and television adaptations and remains an endearing story for readers of all ages.Show more
One very special boy weaves some magic in Frances Hodgson Burnett's sentimental favorite. When young Cedric Errol learns that he is actually a British lord and heir to an estate, his life is transformed. He leaves Boston for Dorincourt Castle to live with his uncle, the Earl-a tyrant who's loathed by one and all. Will Cedric succeed in melting his cold, cruel uncle's heart?Show more
The Secret Garden is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published as a book in 1911, after a version was published as an American magazine serial beginning in 1910. Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and is considered a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been made. The American edition was published by Stokes with illustrations by Maria Louise Kirk (signed as M. L. Kirk) and the British edition by Heinemann with illustrations by Charles Heath Robinson. At the turn of the 20th century, Mary Lennox is a sickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her and make an effort to ignore the girl. She is cared for by servants, who allow her to become a spoiled, aggressive, and selfish child. After a cholera epidemic kills her parents and the servants, Mary is discovered alive but alone in the empty house. She briefly lives with an English clergyman and his family in India before she is sent to Yorkshire, in England, to live with Archibald Craven, a wealthy uncle whom she has never met, at his isolated house, Misselthwaite Manor...Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. This curated collection of children’s classics will take you on a journey through the bizarre world of Wonderland, into a long undiscovered secret garden, and finally into the enchanted fairytale world of The Brother’s Grimm. These classic children’s stories are read by actress and author, Jane Asher; Shakespearean actor Sir Michael Horden; and Academy Award Winners Glenda Jackson and Sir Ben Kingsley. This collection includes: • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, read by Jane Asher • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, read by Glenda Jackson • Grimm’s Fairy Tales, by The Brother’s Grimm, read by Sir Ben Kingsley and Sir Michael HordenShow more
Mary Lennox is a sad and sickly girl. She acts bitter to everyone around her, and doesn’t mind that she doesn’t have friends; she doesn’t need them. When she moves to a dark, gloomy manor to live with her uncle, she has no interest in exploring her new home – until she learns that there is a secret, locked garden somewhere on the grounds. In this new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved novel, The Secret Garden is a beautiful story of a young girl learning to care for herself by caring for the world around her, and a reminder that the darkest of gloominess can be swept away with a little love and care.Show more
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