Short StoriesAuthor: Kingsley Amis et al
Imprint: The British Library Publishing Division
Featured in the July, 2012 magazine
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In the years after the Second World War the BBC invited some of the leading British and Irish writers of short stories to read selected works of their own on the radio. For the first time this unrivalled archive of recordings is now being made available for wider distribution. This 3-CD set includes a wide range of stories from the elegantly-turned miniatures of Somerset Maugham to the eerie supernatural tales of Algernon Blackwood. The writers featured are Phyllis Bentley, Algernon Blackwood, Angela Carter, Frank O'Connor, Sean O'Faolain, Somerset Maugham, Harold Pinter, VS Pritchett, Kingsley Amis, Edna O Brien, A E Coppard, William Trevor and Lord Dunsany. The set offers a unique opportunity to hear some of the most highly-regarded masters of the craft in their own voices. Full track listing Disc One Somerset Maugham: Salvatore Frank O'Connor: The Idealist Phyllis Bentley: Beckermonds Sean O'Faolain: The Fur Coat VS Pritchett: The Fly in the Ointment Disc Two Edna O'Brien: The Small-Town Lovers Somerset Maugham: The Luncheon Harold Pinter: Tea Party Algernon Blackwood: The Destruction of Smith Kingsley Amis: The Green Man Revisited Disc Three Lord Dunsany: The Pearly Beach Algernon Blackwood: The Texas Farm Disappearance Angela Carter: The Snow Child AE Coppard: Princess of Kingdom Gone William Trevor: An Evening with John Joe Dempsey
Every piece is a small gem of flawless storytelling, perfect for an evening in front of the fireside or a leisurely drive.
Review by: Elizabeth Bentley
Category:Non Fiction General non fiction