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Podcasts from Spectator writers
The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story by Kate Summerscale reviewed
By Susan Hill
There never was such a tricycle in all the world. I could ride it at once, and did so, round and round the crescent
People used to open a window when someone died, to let the soul out
Soon the clear air will be fume-filled again and the birdsong drowned out
Of course I will die in the next 20-odd years, but I will try hard not to do it from COVID-19, a nasty way to go.
In isolation, we can do nothing but trust — and if we disagree, at least do it nicely
If the blackout warden didn’t notice a sliver of light at your window, a neighbor would soon tell him
Everyone can learn deep human truths from the story of a good man’s journey to death and resurrection
It is likely that Shakespeare wrote while self-isolating, which is exactly what I am doing
A short story by Susan Hill
The chilling case of the two lost phones and the squashed car
Things go flying
The wonderful ghosts of Christmas past
The dying need real conversation, not false cheeriness
Shakespeare knew a thing or two about self-isolation
The online museums you’ll never want to leave
Now is the time for comfort reads
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