Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916) wrote under the pen name Saki and is best known for his strange, mischievous and witty short stories.
"In his sleek attacks on pretension and tough unruly optimism, Saki was irreplaceable and unreplaced." - The London Review of Books"Saki's short stories may be more than 100 years old but that sharp wit, precise uncompromising vocabulary, and championing of children over unpleasant supervisory adults is timeless . . . And Quentin Blake's drawings make them livelier than ever" - The Independent"Quentin Blake's characteristically spiky illustrations capture the Saki irony well and make these century-old tales feel very fresh" - The School Library Association