The Complete Raffles
Publisher: Assembled Stories
Date: January 2010
Duration: 21 hours 24 minutes
‘Why should I work when I could steal.’ Thus speaks A.J.Raffles, gentleman, finest slow bowler of his generation and shameless thief.When Bunny, an old school acquaintance, confesses that he will be dishonorably disgraced for writing cheques which his bank will not meet, Raffles persuades him to assist in a burglary. From that moment Bunny is locked into a life of crime and, fortunately for his audience, recounts their adventures in a most thrilling way.
… but classics don't have to be long or serious or heavy-going or all three. These stories about the Victorian dandy who has become a byword for quintessential, if not quite establishment, Englishness isn't remotely serious. It's a breeze, a soufflé, a gem. Peter Joyce has the toff's languid drawl down to a T. The Guardian