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A collection of short... stories by W W Jacobs. Serpents, skinflints, skivers, suitors and sundry sailors take the foreground in these stories about the East End of London and the mythical village of Claybury at the turn of the century. Stories: The Third String, A Mixed Proposal, The Weaker Vessel, The Tiger's Skin, In The Family, The Unknown, Dixon's Return, The Rival Beauties, A Will and a Way, The Interruption, The Monkey's Paw, Back to Back.

W. W. Jacobs has the satisfaction of knowing that he has only to leave one of his volumes in the same room with any normal English speaking person and that person, opening the book, will be compelled to settle himself down, neglect his business and enjoy to the end". J. B. Priestley

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About Assembled Stories: Over the years the national press have reviewed Assembled Stories titles as "excellent", "remarkable", "entrancing", "superb", "magic for sure", "masterly", "wonderful", "a class act" and "a splendid example of audio at its best".

"Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent)

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