”What would you have done? Rubbed your eyes and thought you were dreaming? Well, if you had, nothing more would have happened. Nothing ever does when you behave like that.”
In 'The Aunt and Amabel' a young girl damages a special flower-bed without meaning to, and as a punishment her aunt sends her to the bedroom with the large wardrobe. When Amabel finds a railway timetable naming a station called 'Bigwardrobeinspareroom' in there she is intrigued. And in opening the wardrobe, she finds something very unexpected on the inside.
C.S. Lewis was famously a fan of E. Nesbit's children's stories growing up. 'The Aunt and Amabel' is the inspiration behind his masterpiece 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' (1950).
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
E. Nesbit (1858–1924) was an English author, poet and political activist. She started writing in order to support the woman her husband had impregnated, but soon earned fame and succes as an author of children's books.