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The Holly Tree

The Holly Tree

Written by Charles Dickens

Narrated by Cathy Dobson


The Holly Tree

Written by Charles Dickens

Narrated by Cathy Dobson

Length:
1 hour
Released:
Mar 15, 2014
ISBN:
9781467654166
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Description

Running away from a failed love affair, the lead character of the story, a very shy, bashful man, finds himself snowed up in a remote coaching inn called The Holly Tree. He spends much of the next seven days recalling strange tales of inns around Great Britain, Europe and America and remembering those which he has himself visited. After several days he overcomes his shyness sufficiently to ask the boot-boy for a drink and a chat. The boots has his own extraordinary yarn to tell about two small children who elope to Gretna Green to marry in secret. When at last the road to the village is dug out sufficiently for the traveller to leave, the tale takes a strange turn...
Released:
Mar 15, 2014
ISBN:
9781467654166
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

An international celebrity during his lifetime, Charles Dickens (1812­–1870) is widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His classic works include A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities, one of the bestselling novels of all time. When Dickens was twelve years old, his father was sent to debtors’ prison, and the boy was forced to work in a boot-blacking factory to support his family. The experience greatly shaped both his fiction and his tireless advocacy for children’s rights and social reform.

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