Category Archives: reading list

plus ça change, plus ça stay-the-same

I’ve been listening to a lot of audio books lately, a thing I do when I am busy and stressed. Because I am thrifty lazy broke, I’ve been trawling for free recordings. These vary in quality (Girl with the Screechy Voice? I don’t know who told you a future in audiobooks was yours, but first […]


Did you ever think it odd that the Christmas Carol, our most famous bit of Christmas fiction, is a ghost story? Did you? Really? You’re an ignorant sack of filth, then. The ghost story has been a feature of British Christmas celebration since…well, I’m not sure when. Early Victorian times, anyhow. You can see how […]