It's the 10th Day of Christmas ... and Dominic is joined by the brilliant writer Katie Lumsden where they attempt to examine, with fresh eyes, Dickens' long forgotten Christmas Book The Battle of Life ...
An alumna of both Durham & Bath Spa Universities, her debut novel The Secrets of Hartwood Hall - set in 1852 - is now available to pre-order here. Katie also hosts the hugely successful Youtube channel Books and Things where she examines in detail the mountains of literature she reads her way through each year!
And reading excerpts from The Battle of Life is the wonderful Sophie Reynolds who is the curator at Jane Austens’ House in Chawton.Support the show
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Host: Dominic Gerrard
Series Artwork: Léna Gibert
Original Music: Dominic Gerrard
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