WISH is a fantasy story written in verse by Michael G. R. Tolkien, the eldest grandson of J. R. R. Tolkien, and narrated by Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens.
The story is unique in that it is the first time that the Tolkien and Dickens families have collaborated on a work of fiction.
The source and inspiration for this narrative poem is a timeless children’s story called The Rose-coloured Wish by Florence Bone.
Michael has sought to capture the spirit of the original story by adapting it into verse and bring to life the essence of this fantasy story which weaves adventure, humour and a vivid characterisation into a subtle moral tale.
Michael Tolkien has published various poetry books and his verse and reviews have appeared widely in many magazines.
Gerald Dickens works in theatre, and he is currently narrating other Dickens classics which will be released in audio format later this year.