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  • Published: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785295591
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 2 hr 20 min
  • Narrator: Tara Ward, Natasha J Barnes, Bryony Hannah, Samantha Dakin, Julianna Jennings
  • RRP: $26.99

Little Women




A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the evergreen classic novel by Louisa M Alcott.

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the evergreen classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

With their father away fighting in the American Civil War, the four March girls are facing a lean Christmas with their mother. But the sisters’ close bond and determination to make the best of things enables them to find happiness despite their poverty.

As the years go by we follow their fortunes as they journey into womanhood. Meg the beauty, Jo the tomboy, shy Beth and precocious Amy will encounter adventure, hardship, joys and disappointments, and learn to meet the challenges of life as they become independent and make their way in the world. While marriage and motherhood may beckon for the sisters, their most enduring love is always for each other.

First published in 1868 and never out of print since, this iconic coming-of-age tale is a perennial favourite that has touched the hearts of generations of readers. This moving BBC Radio 4 dramatisation stars Natasha J Barnes, Julianna Jennings, Bryony Hannah and Samantha Dakin as Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, with Tara Ward as Mrs March and Alex Lanipekun as Laurie.

Duration: 2 hours 20 mins approx.

  • Pub date: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785295591
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 2 hr 20 min
  • Narrator: Tara Ward, Natasha J Barnes, Bryony Hannah, Samantha Dakin, Julianna Jennings
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was born on 29 November 1832 in Pennsylvania. Her father was friends with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau. Alcott started selling stories in order to help provide financial support for her family. Her first book was Flower Fables (1854). She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War and in 1863 she published Hospital Sketches, which was based on her experiences. Little Women was published in 1868 and was based on her life growing up with her three sisters. She followed it with three sequels, Good Wives (1869), Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886) and she also wrote other books for both children and adults. Louisa May Alcott was an abolitionist and a campaigner for women's rights. She died on 6 March 1888.

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