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Jul 30, 2021

We've come to the final chapter of The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon! It's a tear jerker for sure... or is just me?

In this chapter, when Moppet is struck dangerously ill (as so frequently happens to children in Victorian literature), Sir John must come to terms with his love for the little girl. They...

Jul 26, 2021

Happy Christmas in July! Today, Bill from stops by again to talk about how he's been celebrating Christmas in July on his website, and I ask him 10 questions about collecting Christmas villages. If you want to answer those questions too, you can head over to his website and click on The Village...

Jul 23, 2021

This is part three of The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

It's the Christmas holidays at Penlyon Place! In part three of the story, there are several Christmas meals and celebrations that Sir John, Danby, Miss Hawberk and the three children attend. Sir John and the youngest child Moppet continue to form a...

Jul 17, 2021

In these chapters, we find out what happens on the first day that three children come to stay with Sir John Penlyon for Christmas. Will he further shut off his broken heart from them or will they charm their way through his gruff exterior?

Enjoy the second part of a heart warming Christmas tale!

Due to life being crazy...

Jul 12, 2021

It's our 1 year anniversary... and to celebrate, I baked each and every listener a chocolate turtle brownie... but then I ate them all.

To celebrate today, I've got some special things in the episode including:

A brand new Christmas story called The City of Limes by Jamie Kleman, then I talk to the author in an...