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These are podcasts about forgotten fiction, for curious readers, and for anyone who likes old books. Sometimes they're stories, sometimes they're not. Most of the authors write in English; and sometimes they don't. But all the books I talk about, I really really like. I hope you will too.
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My name is Kate Macdonald: I'm an English lecturer, and a lifelong browser in second-hand bookshops. I post weekly ten-minute podcasts on a Friday, on the books I really like which I think deserve new readers. You can find out lots more at the Facebook page here, and get these podcasts weekly by subscribing on the iTunes link above.

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Social tyranny in a small town, in E F Benson's novel of low cunning and outrageous scheming, Miss Mapp. For readers who play bridge for blood.

Direct download: E_F_Benson_and_Miss_Mapp_-_Novels_of_1922.mp3
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It's the late 17th century, and Lady Otterby's spendthrift husband is betraying his friends and spending any money he can borrow as if honour was going out of fashion. Una L Silberrad's The Honest Man is a sober City merchant who will ride calmly into their lives to pick up the pieces, and let the rest go to the dogs. Splendid historical fiction set in Cumbria.

Direct download: Una_L_Silberrad_and_The_Honest_Man_-_Novels_of_1922.mp3
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