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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose by Nick Warburton, starring Steven Mackintosh.
When Open Book asked various authors to champion a favourite neglected classic on the programme, Michael Morpurgo chose The Snow Goose - perhaps no surprise, with his own story 'War Horse' depicting a friendship between a boy and his horse which takes them both into the horror of World War I.
In The Snow Goose, A wounded bird brings together a disfigured artist and a young girl on the eve of World War II. With Steven Mackintosh as Philip Rhayader, Georgia Groome as Fritha, Deborah Findlay as Mrs Farnes, and Sam Dale as the storyteller. Also featuring Michael Shelford, Malcolm Tierney, and David Seddon. Directed by Sally Avens.
©2011 Paul Gallico (P) AudioGo Ltd 2011
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By Sarah on 08-29-11

The Snow Goose

This is a wonderful story that I remember from my childhood and plays into the Dunkirk spirit. Britain beleagued and alone, saves her defeated army by sending out every craft on the south coast of England to bring them off the coast of France. A moment in history which is defining for the British. Paul Gallico writes a haunting book and the BBC brings it to life.

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By Mary on 05-12-11

Phenomenal

I listened to this story last night and I was absolutely transported. It was so thrilling to listen to the wonderful story and the wonderful dramatic reading. I recommend this to everyone. A beautiful, very very touching story that is unforgettable.

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By Peanut on 12-25-12

Atmospheric and touching

I love listening to this and have done many times as it's short enough and so very good.



The sound effects take you there straight away and the narrators do a superb job with the characters. It's a moving story.

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By Highlight on 10-14-17

LOVED THIS ❤️

This is a very touching story that took me by surpirse as I was quite sniffly by the time it came to the end. Very sad in parts but altogether uplifting and personal. This is not a storyline I would normally bother listening to, but one day I just had the urge and bought it, I am glad I did. This is true English literature and why I love words & dramatic themes. A human story for those with a heart.

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By Elizabeth on 03-13-16

Brilliant stpry

i thoroughly enjoyed this short story. i felt i could visualise the scenery. truly sorth keeping

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