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Just When Stories is a collection of short stories in book and audio CD format, William Boyd, Hanif Kresishi, Lauren St. John and Michael Morpurgo have all contributed stories.

The narrators are Martin Jarvis, David Tennant, Hugh Bonneville, Romola Garai, and Eddie Redmayneare, the last three of whom appeared in the film Glorious 39 with David.

All proceeds of the sale of the book/CD go to support the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and Wild Aid, which fight against illegal wildlife trade.

The title was inspired by Rudyard Kipling's  Just So Stories.

The audio CD was issued in August 2010 as a limited edition and features five selected stories from the book on 2 CD's.

The Legend of Earthseasky - Nury Vittachi

Tiger, Tiger - Lauren St. John

The Intrepid Dumpling's Dugong Story - Louisa Young

Ladybirds For Lunch - Hanif Kureishi

Zushkaali and the Elephant - Angela Young


David Tennant narrates The Legend of Earthseasky.

The animals of planet Earth holding a meeting at a secret location to find an answer to the threat of the Two-Legged Terror, a fast-breeding creature that is wiping out all other animal species.

Nury Vittachi - was quoted in The Guardian, March 16, 2010:

 ". . . while scientists can help endangered species in practical ways, I was thrilled that authors can play a small part too, by capturing some of the magic and wonder of the animal kingdom".

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