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Willow Branches

The discussion series where I chat to special guests about the stories we love!

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FINDING 'IT'
With Anna Soden

Anna Soden is an Actor-Musician and Theatre Maker, who in 2020 adapted E. Nesbit’s novel Five Children & It into a one-person stage show. In this episode, we discuss the novel as well as Anna’s process in adapting it for the stage.

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YELLOW BRICK ROADS
With Tara Tagliaferro & EmKay Shrader

I spoke with Tara and EmKay about their podcast "Down the Yellow Brick Pod", and about the enduring appeal of the Oz series by L Frank Baum.

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WONDERLANDS
With Franziska Kohlt & Charlie Lovett

I was privileged to speak to two Lewis Carroll experts and scholars about his life and works, with a particular focus on the Alice books. You can find Fran's website here and Charlie's here!

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WILLOW BRANCHES

With Illustrator Benjamin Callery

A conversation with Benjamin Callery, who has illustrated the cover images for most of the main audiobooks. We discuss his artistic approach and techniques.

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GARDEN SECRETS
With Keri Wilt

Keri Wilt is the great-great-granddaughter of Frances Hodgson Burnett, and spoke to me about the author's life and work, with a particular focus on The Secret Garden. Find Keri's work here!

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Sherlock Holmes

An ongoing series of the Sherlock Holmes short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

 
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A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"To Sherlock Holmes, she is always the woman." Irene Adler proves a point of fascination for Holmes, when he is enlisted to recover some compromising photographs.

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THE SPECKLED BAND

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes is visited by a young lady who suspects that her sister's death was not an accident, and now fears that she may be about to suffer the same fate.

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THE DANCING MEN
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

When Hilton Cubitt married Elsie Patrick, she made him promise never to ask about her past. But when strange drawings of dancing stick men begin to appear around their house, filling Elsie with horror, Hilton is determined to enlist Sherlock Holmes to get to the bottom of the mystery.

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THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A client visits Holmes and Watson with a frankly bizarre tale which sounds like an elaborate hoax, but Holmes nevertheless sets off on the path to uncovering the mystery.

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THE FINAL PROBLEM

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Originally intended by Doyle to be the final story featuring Sherlock Holmes, this is the epic showdown between the Great Detective and his arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

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THE BLUE CARBUNCLE

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A festive short story from "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". When a priceless diamond turns up inside a Christmas goose, Holmes must piece together what has happened. 

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THE EMPTY HOUSE
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

When last we heard of Sherlock Holmes, all evidence pointed to his demise along with Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. But Dr Watson is about to discover that his account of “The Final Problem” was not quite as final as he had thought…

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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Full-length Sherlock Holmes novel, concerning a legend of a gigantic supernatural hound on Dartmoor, which has reputedly haunted the Baskerville family for centuries.

 

Fairy Tale Friday

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HANSEL AND GRETEL
As told by the Brothers Grimm

Two children from a poor, starving family are left to fend for themselves in the woods, when they come across a house made of delicious treats...

Other bonus content

 

Short stories and poetry readings

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A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS

By Clement Clarke Moore

No Christmas Eve would be complete without a reading of this classic poem!

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THE RAVEN & THE TELL-TALE HEART

By Edgar Allan Poe

One poem and one short story by Edgar Allan Poe, recorded for Hallowe'en 2020.

 

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JUST SO STORIES (Selections)

By Rudyard Kipling

The audio from an Instagram Live video I did, where I read "How the Whale Got His Throat", "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin". 

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