by Ronald Firbank
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Caprice was published during the first world war; but the world it reflects is that of the late Edwardian era, seen through the distorting mirror of Ronald Firbank's fantastic imagination. As a novelist, Firbank created a style of writing that remains unique. 'Just as in the autumn,' wrote Sir Osbert Sitwell, 'the silver cobwebs lightly cover the trees with a fine mist of impalpable beauty, so a similar highly stylised but intangible loveliness hung over every page, while wit ran in, round, and underneath each word.'
Adapted for broadcasting by/Producer:
Sir Oliver Dawtry:
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