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38 minutes | Mar 2, 2019
12: The Wind in The Willows: The Return Of Ulysses
Hi Kids. This is the last chapter of The Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Grahame. I hope that you have enjoyed all the other 11 chapters enough to want to listen to this one! Enjoy Bill & Nellie
40 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
11: The Wind in The Willows: Like A Summer Tempest Came His Tears
Hi Kids, here's Chapter 11 of The Wind in The Willows, where Toad finds his friends again and seeks to recapture Toad Hall from the Weasels and Stoats. Together, they hatch a cunning plan...
42 minutes | Feb 17, 2019
10: The Wind in The Willows: The Further Adventures Of Toad
Hi Kids! Here's Chapter 10 of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, read as usual by me, Bill Allerton, with Nellie turning the pages! Do we think that Toad will EVER change? Listen on...
43 minutes | Jan 6, 2019
9: The Wind in The Willows: Wayfarers All
Hi Kids. Chapter 9 of the Wind in The Willows. I'm sorry if I have been a little erratic in loading some of these chapters but each one is recorded fresh, edited, and put out there for your enjoyment! This means that sometimes I'm not at my best. Some of these chapters have only been possible thanks to liberal doses of Lemsip and Halls Mentholyptus sweets. Hope I don't disappoint you too much, Bill.
21 minutes | Dec 29, 2018
Hi Kids. This track is 'Cheval'. 'Cheval' is the old french word for 'Horse'. Used today it describes a tall, slender mirror that stands free on four feet. Sometimes those feet can be very ornately carved, like the proud horses in the story. The story may be a little beyond some of our listeners, but it's a story about how we begin as a child with an open mind to the magic in our imagination, then as we grow older and have more responsibility we begin to lose touch with it. But don't worry, as we get older still our imagination finds ways to reconnect us with the magic. I hope you enjoy this one, Bill
37 minutes | Dec 25, 2018
8: The Wind in The Willows: Toad's Adventures
Hi Kids. This is Chapter 8 of The Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Grahame. In this chapter Mr Toad escapes from gaol dressed as a washerwoman and just as he thinks he is safe... then... listen on! Merry Christmas from Bill & Nellie!
14 minutes | Dec 22, 2018
Mariana & The Merchild
Hi, this is another wonderful track from Caroline Pitcher, children's author of great renown and author of 11 o'clock Chocolate Cake, also featured on Urban Tiger Radio. This story is about the sea, so immerse yourself...
30 minutes | Dec 14, 2018
7: The Wind in The Willows: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Hi Kids. Sorry for the delay bringing you this episode but I had a cold that made me croak like Mr Toad! Now I've recovered, I hope I've done as good a job of this one as I can. One late, hot summer evening, Mole and Rat set off in their boat to find Portly, a lost Otter cub. On their way they discover something even more astounding... something they would remember all their lives... if only they could remember what it was.. Listen on. And a Merry Christmas! Bill.
17 minutes | Dec 1, 2018
The Time Mouse Chapter 1: 'A Deadly Secret'
Hi Kids. This is Chapter 1: 'A Deadly Secret' of my novel, The Time Mouse. I think you will like Costello, he's one of those people (sorry, Mice) that always thinks he has the answer to everything, but really he's a bit of a fraud. I'm sure you all know people like that too! Anyway, Costello is here to ask for help. He has a problem with Time that only 'Normals', that's people like you and me, can help him with. Are you ready? Let's go and help Costello and Cheryl with a Deadly Secret.
33 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
6: The Wind in The Willows: Mr Toad
Hi Kids. Here's Chapter Six of The Wind in The Willows, 'Mr Toad'. Mr Toad's best friends, Badger, Ratty and Mole, try to help him overcome an obsession he has for something that they know will only hurt him. Does he listen to them? What do you think? Find out here in Chapter Six, Mr Toad...
40 minutes | Nov 10, 2018
5: The Wind in The Willows: Dulce Domum
Hi Kids. Chapter 5 of Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Grahame: Dulce Domum (or Home Sweet Home). This chapter reminds us of the safety and sanctity of being surrounded by all our special things in that special place we all love to be at Christmas... Home.
33 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
4: The Wind in The Willows: Mr. Badger
Hi Kids. Here is Chapter 4 of The Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Grahame. This one is all about Mr Badger, so we get to kniow what it is like to live Underground, and we get to meet two hungry hedgehogs and Otter, a great friend of Ratty. Enjoy! And try all our other stories too. 'The Time Mouse' coming soon! Bill Allerton
11 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
11 O'Clock Chocolate Cake
Hi Kids. Here is a link to this book on Amazon > amzn.eu/d/dtJSp5G A truly amazing 'pull-you-along-at breakneck-speed' book for early teens from a consummate, internationally published expert in the genre! Also includes easy-to-make recipes for Emma Peek's favourite midnight snacks, including the title one of '11 O'Clock Chocolate Cake' Get your Mom to buy it for your Christmas or Birthday! Amazing book. See it! Read it! Eat it! Enjoy my cover! (Bill Allerton)
28 minutes | Oct 20, 2018
3: The Wind in The Willows: The Wild Wood
Hi Kids. Here is Chapter 3 of The Wind in The Willows, The Wild Wood. Help Ratty look for Mole in this exciting chapter as he gets lost while feeling braver than he really is.
33 minutes | Sep 21, 2018
Which Witch Wood?
Hi Kids. This story is Which Witch Wood? from suggestions by Maryam and Innis. It has everything! Time Travel, Dinosaurs, Pterodactyls, Magic Spells, Witches, Dark Caves, but mostly two children who don't listen to their parents. Enjoy! Bill Allerton & Nellie
31 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
2: The Wind in The Willows: The Open Road
Hi Kids. Chapter two, 'The Open Road'. Listen to how Toad came to be obsessed with the motor car. I don't suppose he's that much different from the rest of us, do you? Sit back and enjoy 'The Open Road' (as long as Mr Toad is not driving!)
21 minutes | Sep 10, 2018
Foxes Frogs and Rice Pudding
Hi Kids. I know that by now that you probably all think I'm a bit silly, just from listening to the content of these stories, but I'd like you to remember that I only wrote them. The stories were directed by the children from Sharrow School who suggested characters, plot and everything else I had to include (including skeletons and blood). I suspect that they were children just like you are now. So go ahead and enjoy letting your imagination run free!
31 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
1: The Wind in The Willows: The River Bank
Hi Kids. This is the first chapter of Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'. For those of you familiar with Ratty, Mole and Badger this will need no introduction, but what I have recorded is the original version of the story as printed in October of 1908, 110 years ago in another month or so. Some of the words Mr Grahame uses might make you think a little but it's worth the effort. Sit back, listen and enjoy... and no, you can't have a go at the oars... not yet anyway, maybe later...
17 minutes | May 13, 2018
Granny was a Buffer Girl Chapter 8
I hope you've all been enjoying Berlie's wonderful story of self-discovery. This is the last podcast from that novel and I'm sure that you will all now go to Berlie's incredible website: www.berliedoherty.com/ where you can contact Berlie herself and tell her how much you enjoyed her story. There are many of Berlie's other books on there and they are available online or at any good bookshop. Go and take a look. Berlie's catalogue of works is a wonder to behold for all ages.
17 minutes | May 13, 2018
Granny was a Buffer Girl Chapter 8
Hi Kids. I hope you've all been enjoying Berlie's wonderful story of self-discovery. This is the last podcast from that novel and I'm sure that you will all now go to Berlie's incredible website: http://www.berliedoherty.com/ where you can contact Berlie herself and tell her how much you enjoyed her story. There are many of Berlie's other books on there and they are available online or at any good bookshop. Go and take a look. Berlie's catalogue of works is a wonder to behold for all ages.
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