Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets


Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.3 stars; 3 reviews)

A selection of nonsense poems, songs (not sung!), stories, and miscellaneous strangeness. The work includes the "Owl and the Pussycat" and a recipe for Amblongus Pie, which begins "Take 4 pounds (say 4½ pounds) of fresh ablongusses and put them in a small pipkin."

Edward Lear was an English writer, poet, cat-lover, and illustrator (his watercolours are beautiful). This recording celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lear's birth. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis) (1 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Nonsense Songs 22:12 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Nonsense Stories 21:14 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Nonsense Stories 16:37 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Nonsense Cookery & Alphabets 19:07 Read by Adrian Praetzellis