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In this episode, Iain, Alex, Abbie and Barry read “Ruth At The Crossroads’ by Mollie E Jamieson, and are left to wonder a little about the stories not told! This story was first published in “The People’s Friend” in 1916, and reflected a desire to include the events of World War I without any lurid, potentially upsetting detail.

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The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme: Words by Charles J Cunningham Music by Arthur Harold Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand Sung by Jennifer Phin