Stanley Baxter reads the witty Compton Mackenzie story set in the Scottish Islands. The inhabitants of Great and Little Toddy think they can cope with World War II - but then the whisky runs out. Life becomes intolerable, until fate delivers them a shipwreck with a cargo of whisky.
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Compton Mackenzie was born in West Hartlepool in 1883. He was educated at St. Paul's School and Magdalen College, Oxford. During the First World War he became a Captain in the Royal Marines, becoming Director of the Aegean Intelligence Service. He wrote more than 90 books—novels, history and biography, essays and criticism, children's stories and verse, and was also an outstanding broadcaster. He founded and edited until 1961 the magazine the Gramophone, and was President of the Siamese Cat Club. He lived for many years on the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, but later settled in Edinburgh. Compton Mackenzie died in 1972.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140282718
Book Description Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140282718