M. R. James – The Ash-Tree

This is for an episode of the podcast which went live early. … Everyone who has travelled over Eastern England knows the smaller country-houses with which it is studded—the rather dank little buildings, usually in the Italian style, surrounded with parks of some eighty to a hundred acres. For me they have always had a…

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A pair of handy podcast episodes

I’d like to flag a wonderful episode of In Our Time, which has a history of automata. Also, I’d like to flag that the Cryptid Keeper has an episode on the tatzelwurm. If we add an episode  by FoodStuff / Savor about the herb basil, we have enough material for a far better way of…

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Dunsany: Taking up Picadilly

A short Dunsany episode, but one of my favourite stories from him. Thanks to Thomas Copeland for reading this into the public domain through Librivox. Taking up Picadilly Going down Picadilly one day and nearing Grosvenor Place I saw, if my memory is not at fault, some workmen with their coats off—or so they seemed.…

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