Hugh Munro

The photograph above is of Hector Hugh Munro.
The photograph below is of someone else.


Hector would no doubt have been amused to know that more than one hundred years after his death, the young man pictured on the cover of Penguin's book The Complete Saki is often thought to be Hector himself.

The truth is, in fact, that the photograph on the book cover was used to represent the kind of young man who often appears in Saki's stories, such as Reginald or Clovis.

We don't know if Saki ever did wear a hat like the one in the photograph, but we rather hope he did.
Especially as it inspired our image below.

Watercolour by Tim Saunders