Tales My Grandcat Told Me

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A selection of folk stories about cats from around the world.

Read by Sean Barrett.

Stories re-told by Nick McCarty.

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There are many folk tales involving cats from every corner of the world. This collection offers 8 of them, some gentle, some amusing, some very dark. The stories on this recording are:

* The Dog, the Cat and the Mouse ( Romania )
* The Boy who Drew Cats ( Japan )
* The Cat and the King of Calabar ( Nigeria )
* The Hypocritical Cat ( Tibet )
* The Cat Who Became a Queen ( India )
* Cat and Mouse in Partnership ( Germany )
* The Vampire Cat ( Japan )
* Puss In Boots ( England )

Sean Barrett started his acting career as a boy when TV drama was black and white and live. A much later TV highlight was the Father Ted Christmas Special where he played the ‘Priest with the Most Boring Voice’. Sean worked with Noel Coward on stage in the West End in his Suite in Three Keys. He was a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company and co-narrated the BBC TV documentary series People’s Century. His films include War and Peace, Dunkirk and Sons and Lovers. Sean is the reader of many audio books, winner of a Spoken Word Award (UK) 2001 and an Audie (US) 2009.

Nick McCarty has been a professional writer for forty years and has written for television shows such as Bergerac, The Onedin Line, The Six Wives of Henry V111, Z-Cars and General Hospital . In addition he has written award-winning radio drama adaptations including A Tale of Two Cities, Dan DareJekyll and Hyde, Hard Times and Dracula as well as many original plays for both the BBC and Commercial Radio. He is also the author of the historical novel Fox which is published by Quaestor Books.

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1 review for Tales My Grandcat Told Me

  1. Michael Bartlett

    “These intriguing stories show claws as well as silky coats. Sean Barrett’s voice is as soothing as a contented purr.”
    Rachel Redford – The Observer

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