A famous classic tale, and the first book of adventures featuring Kay Harker. Described by The Times as one of the greatest children's books ever written, The Midnight Folk is an acclaimed fantasy written by the poet John Masefield (Poet Laureate from 1930 to 1967). Life is very dull for orphan Kay Harker under the discipline of his governess, Miss Sylvia Daisy. But one night, woken by Nibbins the cat, he begins a magical quest to recover the long-lost Harker family treasure. But this treasure is also sought by the villainous Abner Brown using magic to pursue his evil ends. If Kay is to reach it first, he will need all the help that he can get from the midnight folk. Complete and unabridged audio book - 6 CDs - 6 hours 45 minutes.
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Richard Mitchley relishes the glorious rhythms of Masefield's prose, essential to a convincing reading of fantasy. --The Times
These new recordings are, I think, phenomenal. It is all achieved in a virtuoso display and the one actor doing everything enables tight and effective dramatic timing. These recordings will appeal to all and I heartily recommend them. Indeed, listening to The Box of Delights on the train just before Christmas and travelling into work I found myself delighted at delays to my journey. --Masefield Society Journal
These new recordings are, I think, phenomenal. It is all achieved in a virtuoso display and the one actor doing everything enables tight and effective dramatic timing. these recordings will appeal to all and I heartily recommend them. --J M Society Journel
John Edward Masefield, OM, (1 June 1878 12 May 1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death in 1967. He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, 19 other novels (including Captain Margaret, Multitude and Solitude and Sard Harker), and many memorable poems, including The Everlasting Mercy and Sea-Fever, from his anthology Saltwater Ballads.
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Book Description Puffin Books. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP28949695
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002327851