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In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly (well most of the time) podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life GS is one of the longest running geek related podcasts in the UK. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.

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 episode.

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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Our next Book Group episode will be in November.  If you want to take part in the episode after that then please drop us a line to say what book you would choose, and why you love it so much.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Keep reading.