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Here, Iambik narrator Clive Catterall tours New Zealand’s south island to The Light Princess and P.G. Wodehouse:
These stories are now part of my memories of that journey. The drive through the Canterbury Plains was made to George MacDonald’s story The Light Princess. We visited Hanmer Springs to the tale of Dr Doolittle. We arrived at Lake Te Anau and The Princess and the Goblin was just finishing. By the time we had circled back up to Nelson we had progressed to Mike by P.G. Wodehouse.
That trip was four years ago. Recently, I listened to the start of The Light Princess for the first time since then. After the first few paragraphs I could remember the smell of the inside of the car: orange peel, sun cream and sea salt.
About Clive Catterall: Clive has always been interested in storytelling, and has recorded audiobooks for LibriVox and Iambik. As well as recording audiobooks , Clive writes and illustrates non-fiction for children. He has narrated two titles for Iambik to-date: In the Shadow of Swords by Val Gunn (published in print by Errant Press) and Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost (published in print by Myrmidon), in addition to several public domain titles for Librivox including The Light Princess.