Thursday, May 12, 2016

Saki: Tobermory and Other Stories, Read By Keith Baxter

Three short stories by Saki, read by Keith Baxter, probably best known to American audiences for playing Prince Hal opposite Orson Welles' Falstaff in Chimes at Midnight. Brilliant black comedy from the author who, as far as I'm concerned, invented the genre for English audiences. You're definitely advised to score a copy of Saki's complete short stories - and for good measure you should get Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected, wherein Dahl took the tattoo gimmick from Saki's story "The Background" and ran it down to a much nastier conclusion.

The Background
Reginald on Besetting Sins

Album audio & artwork

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