Kenneth Grahame

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Kenneth Grahame

Born in Edinburgh in 1859, Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, best known for his children’s novel The Wind in the Willows.Grahame had a difficult childhood; his mother died of Scarlet Fever when he was five, and his father had a drinking problem, so care of Grahame and his siblings was taken on by his maternal grandmother in Berkshire. This period living in a rundown house near the Thames, inspired his later writing.He aspired to attend Oxford University, but was unable to due to the costs. Instead, he worked for the Bank of England, where he rose to the position of Secretary. He married and had one son, Alastair, nicknamed Mouse. The bedtime stories that Grahame shared with Mouse formed the basis for The Wind in the Willows.Graham died in Berkshire in 1932, and is buried next to his son, who died twelve years earlier.

Featured Kenneth Grahame Audiobook

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind In The Willows audiobook front cover.
The Wind in the Willows audiobook

First published in 1908, The Wind in the Willows belongs to a golden age of children’s literature. These charming tales of the riverbank, describing the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and their irrepressible but conceited friend, Toad of Toad Hall, have become classics loved as much by adults as by children.

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With no screen or connectivity and a simple-to-use player, children are in charge and can listen how and where they want.

Our library of audiobooks, including titles from Kenneth Grahame is over 100 titles and growing all the time.