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Announcement

Due to bereavement I'm putting ST on hold  for now. I'm not sure when things will be back on track. I hope you will bear with me at this difficult time.

'Wailing Well' on BBC Sounds

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Here you can find a new reading of M.R. James' classic tale that he read to the Eton Scout Troop - presumably to scare them witless. No, of course boys enjoy grisly tales, and this is one of his nastiest. It's part of a series on the new BBC Sounds app in a series called Classic Stories, and subtitled Stories for Summer. Another tale by Monty in the same series is... 'Rats'. No prizes if you said 'Mice'. I think both readings are okay, certainly not old-school fulsome, but perfectly acceptable.  The whole series offers a ton of good stuff, much of it spooky or otherwise weird.

Glorious Victory

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Steve Duffy won the Readers Poll for ST 40. He pipped Helen Grant by 19 votes to 17 - a close run thing. Congratulations to Steve, and well done to Helen and the other authors. He wins the princely sum of twenty-five British pounds, a sum that will continue to be worth something for several months, in all likelihood.