Absent-Mindedness in a Parish Choir: Episode 1 of 5: As a stranger returns, Hardy’s inimitable Wessex characters recount village tales of Longpuddle life. Read by Richard Mitchley
Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver: Episode 2 of 5: A comic tale of a local swain who courts rather too many maids at once.
The History of the Hardcomes: Short Stories Episode 3 of 5: Recollections of Tony Kytes’ wedding bring to mind the unusual circumstances of the Hardcomes.
Andrey Satchel and the Parson and Clerk: Episode 4 of 5: The master thatcher regales the travellers with Andrey’s attempt to get married while still in his cups.
An Incident in the Life of Georgy Crookhill: Episode 5 of 5: Anxious not to be outdone, the registrar relates a story of treachery among thieves.
Is Hardy the only author that both ‘slit-your-wrists-gloomy’ and ‘amusing’ shelves can be used?