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Enjoy these classic works of literature over winter!

Shakespeare’s Sonnets
The Sonnets presents William Shakespeare’s immortal collection of love poems in a way that allows you to explore, appreciate and understand these great works of literature as never before.

All 154 sonnets are performed by a star-studded cast including Patrick Stewart (Star Trek, X-Men, Royal Shakespeare Company), David Tennant (Dr Who, Hamlet), Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), Fiona Shaw (The Waste Land, Harry Potter), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit) and Dominic West (The Wire). These performances – all specially filmed for the app – are synchronised to the text, highlighting each line as each sonnet is spoken.

The performance videos, running over two and a half hours, are just the beginning. Also included are the complete notes and introduction from the Arden Shakespeare, offering unsurpassed scholarly commentary and insight. Touch a mysterious line or difficult word in any of the poems and the corresponding Arden Note highlights to provide comprehensive explanation. An alternative commentary on every sonnet comes from poet and musician Don Paterson, whose humorous and accessible style complements the academic rigour of the Arden Notes.
A masterly app...As accessible as it is scholarly, it’s an extraordinary achievement, that brings the sonnets bracingly to life and definitively sets the bar for the future of digital reading.'
– Robert Collins, London Sunday Times

Seamus Heaney’s Five Fables
Guaranteed to delight all ages, revel in Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney’s translation of the 15th-century Scots poet Robert Henryson’s adaptation of Aesop’s Fables, rendering them in fresh, modern language and shedding new insight on these ancient classics.

Explore both the modern English version and original Scots in parallel texts and watch the stunning animations that were broadcast on the BBC, narrated by actor and comedian Billy Connolly. Heaney took close interest in the development of the programme, personally choosing Billy Connolly as narrator and working with him on the language throughout the recording.

• Watch the Five Fables animations in English or in Scots
• Watch Seamus Heaney, Billy Connolly and leading academics discuss and dissect the poetry.

The Fables:
1. The Two Mice
2. The Fox, the Wolf and the Farmer
3. Preaching of the Swallow
4. The Fox, the Wolf and the Carter
5. The Mouse and the Lion

War Horse
The ultimate edition of the story that inspired an internationally successful stage play and celebrated film by Steven Spielberg. Enjoy Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse enriched with a musical performance, audiobook, interactive timeline and expert interviews.


Explore the real stories behind War Horse with a timeline set alongside the beautifully illustrated novel. The timeline presents the key events of the war, including America's decisive involvement in 1917, and brings you closer than ever to the life of a First World War soldier – through images, rotatable objects, video, letters, and dramatically narrated quotes and poems.


T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land
This digital edition carefully respects the typography and integrity of the original yet offers spectacular new ways to explore the significance and influence of the poem. Enjoy a specially-filmed performance by Fiona Shaw, synchronised to the text
• listen to synchronised audio readings of the poem by T. S. Eliot himself )as well as Ted Hughes, Alec Guinness, Viggo Mortensen and Jeremy Irons with Eileen Atkins
• watch over 35 expert video perspectives on the poem including contributions from Seamus Heaney and Jeanette Winterson


Touch Press Inc
4.7 GB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
App Bundle $12.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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