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The Invention of Childhood written by Michael Morpurgo performed by Michael Morpurgo on CD (Unabridged)

The Invention of Childhood written by Michael Morpurgo performed by Michael Morpurgo on CD (Unabridged)£14.99

Presented by award-winning children's writer Michael Morpurgo, this genuinely ground-breaking history of British childhood from the year 1000 to the present explores, through a wide and colourful range of primary sources, how the idea of childhood has been constantly reinvented down the centuries and why the role of children in society continues to obsess us today.

Born to Run written by Michael Morpurgo performed by Isla Blair on CD (Unabridged)

Born to Run written by Michael Morpurgo performed by Isla Blair on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9780007266616
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Childrens
Duration:  240 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Michael Morpurgo
Performer 1:  Isla Blair

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Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life - and from owner to owner..."The sack wasn't just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord.

There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning." When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can't bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA.

He pleads with his parents: couldn't he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep - only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face! Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that's what he becomes. Patrick's favourite thing is to watch Best Mate running at full stretch on the heath, a speeding bullet, a cheetah-dog. Until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog.

Suzie, the greyhound trainer's step-daughter, loves Best Mate on first sight and gives him a new name, Bright Eyes. But what will happen when he can't run anymore?

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