March 7th, 2016
Episode 1125 of 1304 episodes
John Wilson talks to Tracy Chevalier whose bestselling novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, brought 17th century Holland to life. 19th century America is the backdrop for her new novel, At the Edge of the Orchard, a story of a troubled family on the American frontier. Richard Bean's new play is opening at The Crucible, Sheffield. The home of Pot Black is an apt venue as The Nap it is all about snooker. But Richard explains to John, as they chalk their cues and play a game, it's a story of match fixing. Actor Juliet Stevenson and publisher Jamie Byng preview Letters Live, a show which 'celebrates the enduring power of literary correspondence' through the live performance of noteworthy letters. Producer: Julian May.
Have you trembled ‘round the campfire as the ghost stories are told? Do tales of horrors wrought by nature and beyond strike fear in your soul? Is it best when you are afraid to turn out the light? Thrill to stories that strike at your deepest fears, as host Stephen Kilpatrick brings the best of horror fiction to your ears and your mind, read to you by the most chilling narrators that podcasting has to offer. <br /> <br /> Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, Tales to Terrify is where the depths of horror reveal the truths of good, evil, and the human spirit in the District of Wonders podcast network. Like all shows in the District of Wonders, Tales to Terrify is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe today, and begin your journey through the spine-tingling depths of storytelling.<br /> <br /> Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.