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Publisher's Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Book of Hopes, edited by Katherine Rundell and narrated by Stephen Fry, Ben Bailey Smith, Helena Bonham Carter and Katherine Rundell.

In difficult times, what children really need is hope.

This collection, packed with short stories, poems and essays from the very best children’s authors and illustrators, aims to provide just that. ​Here you'll find animal friends from insects to elephants, high-flying grandmas, a homesick sprite, the tooth fairy and even extra-terrestrial life.

This audio edition has nearly 100 contributions from Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Catherine Johnson, Anthony Horowitz, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Onjali Q. Raúf, Katherine Rundell, Jacqueline Wilson and many more. 

A donation from every sale of this audiobook will go to NHS Charities Together, in gratitude for the incredible efforts of all those who work so hard on our behalf.

The following proceeds from this audiobook will be donated to NHS Charities Together: 35 per cent of publisher’s net receipts or at least £1.00 per copy.

NHS Charities Together is a charity registered in England and Wales (registered charity no.1186569)

©2020 Katherine Rundell - collection (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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"This is a tasting menu of small but sumptuous confections, all uplifting in simple or complex ways." (TLS)

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