Where would Christmas be without MR James? To be listened on a winter's night, preferably before Christmas with the tree lights on and a Baileys Irish Cream. The Michael Hordern readings are the best but as they are still unavailable on CD this is the next best thing.
The stories are Canon Alberic's Scrapbook, Lost Hearts, The Mezzotint, The Ash Tree, Number 13, Count Magnus, Whistle and I'll Come To You and The Treasure of Abbot Thomas. Read by David Timson with two by Stephen Critchlow. There are embellishes of classical music now and again but it doesn't intrude on the atmosphere.