8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A great book to travel with,
This review is from: Selected Stories (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)
Deep snow, blizzards, isolated inns peopled by swaddled babouchkas holding oil lamps, peeking through frosted window panes. Lonely train stations on the route to somewhere, peasants in 'straw shoes' driving horse and carts to remote places at the dead of night. An era when the horse was prized as the only way to get from place to place. If you like this evocative background you will like these stories. At only £1.99 and a handy little book you can put in your pocket it is a great travel companion, ideally for the trans siberian railway in the middle of winter. 24 stories and my favourite is 'Champagne' as true today as ever and the same story is repeated in a different format every week in the News of the World. I read that one 3 times.