Farmer Giles of Ham is one of Tolkien’s most popular stories, full of wit and humour, set in the days when giants and dragons walked the earth. He did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life.
Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero.
His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom. So it was natural that when the dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected to do battle with it!
Two further stories in this collections are Smith of Wooton Major which tells of the preparation of the Great Cake to mark the Feast of Good Children, and the strange events which follow, and Leaf by Niggle, which recounts the strange adventures of the painter, Niggle.
‘A fabulous tale of the days when giants and dragons walked the kingdom’
In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on John Wayne's human side, portraying a complex personality defined by insecurity as well as courage and strength. Davis traces Wayne's stor... See full description...
Categories : Dramatizations Audio Theater British Sci-Fi
Price : $17.99
Travel behind the scenes in the company of David Tennant, Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, Catherine Tate, Sarah Parish, Jessica Hynes, Thomas Sangster, and many other stars of series Two and Three. See full description...
Narrator : Susan McCarthy, David Thorn, and Bobbie Frohman
Published By : Blackstone Audio Inc
Duration : 30 minutes
Categories : Classic Literature
Price : $19.95 $9.95
In “Elsie in New York,” Elsie is an innocent young woman who must look for work to make a living. Although she applies for several positions, do-gooders interfere. Thinking they are saving her soul, in actuality they point her to her destruction. In “The Purple Dress,” two young women clerks... See full description...