Episode 10: The Amateur Cracksman

Time to take a look at a quintessentially British anti-hero, the gentleman thief A.J Raffles.
Our own dynamic duo take on the daring exploits of Raffles and faithful chronicler Bunny Manders in this week’s episode.

 

Read the book at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/706

Or listen at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20592

 

As announced in the show – please send suggestions for Episode 13 to podcast@shelfboundpod.com or comment on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

 

Further reading

 

If you read one link this week, make it this excellent piece from The Strand Magazine.
A complete collection of Raffles stories can be found at The Annotated AJ Raffles
As mentioned in the podcast, Raffles and Manders are so often mentioned as an afterthought to Holmes and Watson. Is it time to redress the balance?
If you’re interested in the various film and television adaptations plenty of information can be found here.
But apparently the most recent adaptation, for the stage, was less successful
For those with access to academic journals (if you’re a student you probably have it…) good reading can be found here and indeed here

NEXT EPISODE: “THE HEART OF DARKNESS”

DOWNLOAD AT: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/219

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