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Thomas and Friends - The Railway Stories, Percy the Small Engine and other stories - AudioBook CD

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Thomas and Friends - The Railway Stories, Percy the Small Engine and other stories - AudioBook CD

Thomas and Friends

The Railway Stories - Percy the Small Engine and alternative stories

based on Reverend W. Awdry's stories

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Thomas and Friends - The Railway Stories, Percy the Small Engine and additional stories - Audio Book CD  

Brand New ( 1.25 hours 1 CD):  

About Percy the Small Engine and different stories

A collection of stories featuring Thomas the Tank Engine.

Four Little Engines -
This book attributes the initial appearance of the Skarloey Railway, and introduces 4 brand-new machines, Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel and Peter Sam together with all the Thin Controller. Rheneas is away being mended, and the Skarloey Railway has lately acquired Sir Handel and Peter Sam.

Percy the Small Engine-
Percy lives found on the Island of Sodor with other locomotives, and is the smallest, youngest and possibly cheekiest, of all machines! In these stories he plays a joke, get's aided with his function by Duck, wins a race with a helicopter and saves the day after the rainfall.

The Eight Famous Engines -
Featuring 8 of the most well known machines, in these stories Percy's curiosity gets the greater of him, Gordon gets to see London, James' self-importance gets the greater of him, and all of the Engines go to England.

About Reverend W. Awdry

Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE, (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997), better well-known as the Reverend W. Awdry, was a clergyman, railway enthusiast and children's writer. He is ideal recognised as the writer of The Railway Series of books in which the character Thomas the Tank Engine originated. Reverend W Awdry was born in Romsey, Hampshire in 1911. The son of the clergyman, he was educated at Dauntseys School, West Lavington, Wiltshire; St Peter's Hall, Oxford (BA, 1932), and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He was ordained into the Anglican priesthood in 1936. In 1938 he married Margaret Wale, and 2 years later took a curacy in St. Nicholas' Church, Kings Norton, Birmingham where he lived until 1946. He subsequently moved to Cambridgeshire, serving as Rector of Elsworth with Knapwell, 1946-53, and Vicar of Emneth, 1953-65. He retired from full-time ministry in 1965, and moved to Stroud, Gloucestershire.

The characters that would create Awdry well-known, and the initially stories featuring them, were invented in 1943 to amuse his son Christopher during a bout of measles. After Awdry wrote The Three Railway Engines, Christopher desired a model of Gordon; nevertheless, which was too difficult. Instead, Awdry produced a model of the tank engine from odds and ends and painted it blue. Christopher christened the model engine Thomas. Next Christopher requested stories about Thomas and these duly followed and were published in the distinguished book Thomas the Tank Engine, introduced in 1946. The initial book (The Three Railway Engines) was published in 1945, and by the time Awdry stopped composing in 1972, The Railway Series numbered 26 books. Christopher subsequently added further books to the series.

Awdry's enthusiasm for railways didn't stop at his magazines. He was associated in railway preservation, and built model railways, which he took to exhibitions around the nation. Awdry wrote additional books besides those of The Railway Series, both fiction and non-fiction. The story Belinda the Beetle was about a red automobile (it became a Volkswagen Beetle just in the illustrations to the paperback editions). Wilbert Awdry was granted an OBE in the 1996 New Year’s Honours List, but by that time his wellness had deteriorated and he was unable to travel to London. He died peacefully in Stroud, Gloucestershire, on 21 March 1997, at the age of 85. He is interred at Gloucester Crematorium. A biography entitled The Thomas the Tank Engine Man was created by Brian Sibley and published in 1995.


Thomas and Friends - The Railway Stories, Percy the Small Engine and different stories - Audio Book CD  

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