Mr Wray's Cash Box

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Wilkie Collins

Narrated By: Peter Joyce

Publisher: Assembled Stories

Date: January 2007

Duration: 4 hours 13 minutes


Mr. Reuben Wray, a retired actor who has had little public success, flees Stratford-upon-Avon fearing pursuit by the police. He arrives in Tidbury in the Marsh and sets up shop teaching elocution. Two local villains notice he carries a rather large cash box and attempt to steal the contents. When their plans come to naught and they exact their revenge Mr. Wray is left devastated and it takes Annie, his granddaughter, and her intended, Martin, to rectify the situation. It is Squire Colebatch however, an ex patron of Reubens, who brings the perfect ending to this wonderful Christmas whimsy. Wilkie Collins was a good friend of Charles Dickens and like that great man he was a radical freethinker with a passion for the rights of the common man and a disdain for Victorian convention. Both men had a love for the theatre and performed Collins’ novel ‘The Frozen Deep’ [also an Assembled Stories title] as a play, once by Royal Command.The authors’ love of mystery, the works of Shakespeare and his sympathy for the plight of the lower orders come together in this quixotic and very heartwarming tale.


Mr Wray's Cash Box

by Wilkie Collins

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Mr Wray's Cash Box, Wilkie Collins