Thu, 18 October 2012
Extraordinary though it might seem, a pompous, arrogant, opinionated and stuffy Prussian military man, in a wet and windy English summer, five years before the First World War, makes the funniest caravan holiday ever, in Elizabeth von Arnim's The Caravaners. His wife is delightful, their fellow travellers are patient, even the horses are well-behaved, and Baron Otto von Ottring is a magnificent comic creation for us all to stand back and admire, and avoid. For those who had caravan holidays in their youth which have strangely never recurred.
Direct download: Elizabeth_von_Arnim_and_The_Caravaners_-_Five_Classics_of_English_Humour.mp3
Category:the great outdoors -- posted at: 11:30 PM