May 10, 2012
In which Susan Hill's
chilling classical ghost story is shared, enthused over and
examined by the Scrolls team.
Clover hosts this special episode, ably assisted by Mattie &
Phil and joined by the multi-talented Sarah Taylor, who has been a
fan of the story (in all its forms) for many years. Whilst
absent from the discussion, Dion provides a little atmosphere with
selected readings from the text in the first half of the
With deference to the new film and the ever popular stage
production, the second half of the episode examines alternative
interpretations of the tale and the ways in which they both succeed
and fail to capture the essence of Hill's creation. Along
with a certain amount of squeeing. I'm naming no names.
As ever with the Scrolls Book
Group, spoilers abound, so we recommend that you read the book
before you listen in.
Preferably by candlelight.
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