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Badjelly, the baddest witch in all the world, is coming to get you! This full-colour, hardback gift edition of Spike Milligan's hilarious and beloved fairy story comes with an audio CD of the famous BBC radio play so that readers can listen and read along.

This beautiful full-colour hardback edition of Badjelly the Witch comes with an audio CD of the famous BBC radio play, starring Spike Milligan, which regularly played on Radio New Zealand's Sunday morning children's programme. This new edition celebrates the 45th anniversary of the beloved story’s first publication.

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Badjelly the Witch can turn children into sausages or chop them up to make boy-girl soup. She can turn policemen into apple trees or bananas into mice, and she is the wickedest witch in all the world!

Tim and Rose’s terrifying encounter with Badjelly is a classic fairy tale from the comic genius Spike Milligan. It is a bubbling cauldron of imagination, fun and nonsense that has enthralled generations of children.


It more than stands up after 45 years. Milligan’s original handwritten text is delightful, full of eyes in the OOs and Ys with antlers like stags. The larger illustrations are also brilliant, including the classic portrait of Fluffybum the cat, drawn of course from his best side: behind.In the story itself, the language is constantly surprising and charmingly punctuated: They came to a big big mountain, but it had a big white beard on. “What a silly mountain! Why has it got a beard” said Rose, a little mouse popped his head out of a hole and said ‘He’s got a beard because hes lost his razor” (sic). Milligan’s madcap delivery in the radio play brings the story even more alive, barrelling through it in much the way I imagine he told it to his daughter Jane at bedtime all those years ago. The music too, transported me straight back to where I first heard it, in my grandmother’s floral-carpeted lounge...Recommended for ages 5-100.

Holly Walker, The Sapling

Although Spike penned plenty of songs and stories to delight young ones - and mad old EastLife writers too! - perhaps none is as amazingly strange, delightful and weird as Bad Jelly the Witch . . . the most beautiful gift of nonsense


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