When William Came

SAKI (1870 - 1916)


We have had many novels about alternate histories, often of the 'What would have happened if Hitler had won the war' type and this is another - except that this one is set in 1913 and the 'William' of the title is that old bogeyman 'Kaiser Bill'. For some reason, at the height of Britain's power, the fear of invasion was common at that time. (See The Riddle of the Sands, The Battle of Dorking, Spies of the Kaiser or even The War of the Worlds)

WARNING: Contains mild anti-semitism and jingoism typical of the period. (Summary by Andy Minter)

Genre(s): General Fiction, War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Singing-Bird and the Barometer Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:20:06
Play 02 The Homecoming Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:08:33
Play 03 The Metski Tsar Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:25:39
Play 04 ‘Es Ist Verboten’ Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:16:47
Play 05 ‘L’Art D’etre Cousine’ Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:12:33
Play 06 Herr Von Kwaal Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:19:46
Play 07 The Lure Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:14:20
Play 08 The First Night Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:19:22
Play 09 An Evening ‘To Be Remembered’ Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:17:46
Play 10 Some Reflections and a ‘Te Deum’ Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:14:24
Play 11 The Teashop Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:22:42
Play 12 The Travelling Companions Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:15:49
Play 13 Torywood Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:17:58
Play 14 ‘A Perfectly Glorious Afternoon’ Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:22:01
Play 15 The Intelligent Anticipator of Wants Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:14:53
Play 16 Sunrise Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:09:40
Play 17 The Event of the Season Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:10:34
Play 18 The Dead Who Do Not Understand Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:19:07
Play 19 When William Came Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:19:38